b. France, 1969
DUALITY XXI, SHE'S NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE, 2009
Signed 'J P Haure' (lower right)
Gouache, mixed media, gold leaf on paper laid on canvas
99cm x 73cm x 7cm
Private Collection, Indonesia.
Rhapsody of Togetherness, One East Artspace,
Singapore, 13 December 2011 – 31 January 2012,
illustrated on the exhibition catalogue, page 34.
ESTIMATE RM 6,000 - 8,000
PRICE REALISED RM 8,800
|Jean-Philippe Haure did not come from France to Indonesia through tourism, as so many of his predecessors did, nor was he attracted by economic opportunities. He came instead propelled by faith. Born to a Catholic family and a graduate of Ecole Boulle, the famous art and craft school owned by the City of Paris, he came to Bali in 1991 as a faithful young catholic lay brother, eager to develop a craft school set up in Gianyar by the Catholic community at the initiative of the French priest, Father Le Coutour. Unlike others, he came to serve, not to look for adventure or to make a fortune. After working for 20 years at the Gianyar school and training dozens of technicians and crafts people, Jean-Philippe Haure eventually found a new calling, as a meditative artist, in the avoidance of “reality” and emphasis on the sublime that are the main characteristics of his works.
His works are in the collections of two prominent museums in Bali, the Neka Museum in Ubud and Museum Pasifika in Nusa Dua.