"My paintings are either abstractions or minimalist renderings of landscapes from my immediate surroundings. Wherever I live or travel to and have time to observe , my painting will be immmediately impacted. I also will push some ideas into the work and cause moments of confusion, to get lost, in order to find the exit and resolve the painting." 

Based in both Brazil and France, Porisse gets lost in his large paintings, his use of simple geometric shapes such as circles, squares, and rectangles are slowly layered using stencils allowing him to apply the paint thickly, each layer producing textures and reflections of his presence, the lines and smudges visible, the mark of the maker the only sign that these magnificent constructions have been created by hand. This juxtoposition of structural abstraction and lyrical painterly textures and colours gives life and vibrancy to Porisse’s paintings, his art belonging in both the cerebral world of Concretism and the lyricism of Tachism, movements that played a major part in the development of painting in the aftermath of World War II. Here’s what he has to say about his paintings and process:

"I consider my artistic line as being structural abstraction with a foot in the Brazilian concretist art and the other in a more classic figuration. Each time I start a new work it’s a white canvas and at the conclusion it ends up looking like my work. So, you have to accept yourself before the painting is ready."

"I paint using stencils of basic geometric shapes such as : circles, squares, and rectangles, that have references in (concretist, lyrical, pop art or even suprematism) and that I relate to as constructions or structures. Occasionally, the use of external imagery in my paintings brings some figuration into my language (Line) . Using paint brushes, stencils or a palette knife, allows the paint to be applied thicker and layer over layer produces textures and reflections. The lines and smudges are left visible because they are my marks, and they act as a trace of my thoughts and decisions in my painting process."

Julien Corcoran Porisse  
São Paulo, 2020