At the invitation of the Centre des monuments nationaux, the Château de Bussy-Rabutin is devoting its first solo exhibition to Jean-Baptiste Boyer outside the gallery. This young artist, now in his thirties, is both a painter belonging to the new school of French figurative painting, and as such, the creator of impressive representational portraits, as well as highly enigmatic and personal pictorial worlds.
The surprising and poetic dimension of his work lies in this contradiction. He depicts saints, criminals, witches or demons, opening a path to worlds in which the boundaries between reality and imagination become blurred. His painting represents the contemporary questions of his generation in the face of the complexity of the world. Jean-Baptiste Boyer, a connoisseur of historical painting, creates a contemporary work that mirrors his generation, made up of doubts, uncertainties and questions about life and the afterlife.
The exhibition brings together more than 25 paintings chosen from over 200 works that the young artist has already produced. The proposed itinerary invites visitors to an encounter with beauty, while revealing unfathomable and sometimes disturbing portraits of souls.
Follow in the footsteps of the artist and discover with the castle's mediators the thousand and one readings of his works that resonate with the castle's collections.