The 2000s, From Painting to Collage

Through collage, Coulon steered towards freedom. With his new explorations of form and color, he was able to confirm the solidity of his compositions. Coulon sought to unleash the imagination of a volume that carried its own imaginary world within itself. This final chapter in Coulon’s work represents its poetic and musical epiphany. The canvases, placed on the floor in a rectilinear arrangement and according to their format, vertical or horizontal, demanded a physical commitment that his failing health forced him to complete in 2012, two years before his death.

Lydia Harambourg, "Jean-Michel Coulon" (published by Gourcuff-Gradenigo)