The presence and the influence of a landscape painter in the youth of Jean Le Gac are decisive for his work. He begins his life of painter with a renouncement to work, giving himself another role, seemingly modest and marginal.
He preoccupies himself with the observation of “the painter” instead of making an image. That’s how he names him most often, or sometimes he says impersonally “him”, or “he” or even “I”. Consequently, the complexity of his language is felt. Does Jean Le Gac speak about himself as if he were someone else?
Jean Le Gac found in Fribourg the ideal situation; in a workshop being next to one of the exhibition rooms of Fri-Art is a painters’ workshop, with the painters Roger Auderset, Max Bugnon, Albert Fracheboud, Martin Gremaud, Raymond Morandi, Romain Schweizer, Daniel de Weck. With the assistance of the painters, Jean Le Gac creates in Fribourg a specific part for this unhoped-for situation, and the workshop itself will form an integral part of this exposure. It’s an investigation into the art and the questions are returned to infinite: ”Art is an enigma which one will have the solution at the end” declares the painter.