Corpus Painting #2, 2022
Text by Benoît Decron
With "Corpus Painting", Semiose éditions is launching a new collection of published works dedicated exclusively to painting. Each hard-bound, 48-page, coffee table style volume will focus on a precise set of paintings and will include a text in English and French signed by a prominent figure from the world of art. This series is an invitation to delve into the painting medium and gain insight into a particular series of works, while contemplating a fascinating succession of images with the same passion and devotion one might have for altarpieces or painted icons.
This second volume is dedicated to artist Otis Jones. Unencumbered by pictorial motifs, narrative elements and occasionally even color, his oeuvre is understated yet intensely physical and persistently original. Shying away from the grandiose, the painter prefers to concentrate on the essential: the relationship between shape, composition, color and the subtle nuances that lend his paintings their meditative character.