Jean-Pierre MALTESE is a lover of Provence, passionate since always by the visual arts. Mastering the art of ceramics and sculpture, he has also perfected in painting and recently in the technique of engraving. Discovered in 1999 by the gallerist Michel ESTADES, his works were imposed in an abundant production. Indeed, the many exhibitions here and there, the many posters that adorn the windows, the frequent vernissages every week and all the year, the reports of exhibitions regularly published in the local press, testify to the beautiful vitality of the painters who like to work under the sun of the South. But among them, are there so many artists? And, what is the reason for the success of Jean-Pierre MALTESE, this discreet painter but always ready to share his experience, his knowledge and his thoughts on art? (...)
The reception of a work of MALTESE takes place in the duration. It is never immediate but requires frequentation with a desire to understand the approach of the artist. It is a dialogue: as the eye accumulates the details, the viewer makes the way to an inaccessible point. Through a skilful use of colors, the painter leads the viewer beyond the image. It is this unfinished course, always to be redone and rediscovered which provides the pleasure (...)
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