On the occasion of the 5th edition of Pareïdolie, a drawing fair in Marseille, the Sintitulo gallery is invited for a carte blanche. In this context, we present a personal exhibition by Jean Philippe Roubaud, entitled: “Mnemosyne atlas apocryphe”.
This exhibition pays tribute to Aby Warburg, a German art historian who laid the foundations of iconology, constantly reactivating a form of paradoxical exhibition that consisted of associating images of different universes, confusing and contrasting, journeys from one culture to another, navigating between the familiar and the strange. The common denominator being the black and white image pinned to black background, the device made it possible to design sets of a very high complexity of meanings and served as the basis for comparative studies that allowed Warburg to impose a paradigm shift in the comparative analysis of works of art.
With methods specific to drawing, Jean Philippe Roubaud produces images whose association allows an abyss of fundamental themes of art history. Mainly inspired by Greek mythology and dreamed opportunities to travel through the history of painting, his images lead us to question the hidden complexity of drawing made exclusively of graphite and paper and the power of images, graphic replicas of existing images of universes combining ancient culture and contemporary mythologies.