Born in 1942, Jean-François Guelfi lives and works nearby Toulouse (France).

he has been entirely dedicated to abstract paintings for the last ten years.


Successively attracted from his youth by the Impressionists, then by artists from the « Outsider art » like those belonging to the Cobra Movement, J.F. Guelfi remains quite keen on canvas painting . Acrylics allow him to freely express himself on his favourite subject  namely the choice and arrangement of colours.

This choice can come from pure chance, through a third party or some book he's read ( the colours quoted by the authors) or even from the work of other artists.

The colours are dispatched on the canvas in a very dynamical way, either through a preset process or widely leaving chance decide, using brushes, sponge or metal bars.

Getting an aesthetic and emotional result is all that does matter