The first monograph on the artist Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Paintings features 175 works, selected from among those created by him between 2012 and 2022.
They are grouped according to the places and various studios where he worked during this period, dividing his time between the United States and France: New York, where he maintained a studio for about ten years, Paris, Los Angeles, the Paris suburb of Asnières, and then Paris again.
At the end of 1980s, when painting in general, and figurative work specifically, seemed inadequate to the art world, Delhomme focused on print publications: newspapers, magazines and posters appealed to him as a more lively medium, an active way to take part in society.
In an era when painting is coming into its own again in the art world, especially by way of narrative figuration, Delhomme steers clear of narrative to instead paint the mere presence of beings or objects, devoid of any stylization.
It was in New York in 2015 that he showed his series of Bushwick landscapes for the first time, at Lucien Terras, followed beginning in 2020 by exhibitions at three Perrotin galleries: Los Angeles Langage in Paris, New York in the Distance in New York, and Flowers for Books in Seoul.