I will be working out of state this week, and so will not be shipping or open for vistors at the gallery.   The Indigo Arts website will be active as always, I will respond to emails, and I will be able to ship orders after October 26th.

The Indigo Arts website has remained active over the last year and a half despite the widespread shutdowns due to the COVID-19 virus.   I have been able to resume regular operations.  I am able to pack and ship most orders within a few days.   Shipping times have increased during this period.  The gallery is open to visitors on an appointment only basis and according to city masking regulations.   Please phone or email ahead.  

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Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue

About the Artist

Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue (photo from Musée d'Art Haitien)
Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue (photo from Musée d'Art Haitien)

Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue (1930 - 1996)
Biographical information below from Haitian Art, by Ute Stebich, 1978:
 "Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue is the son of a French psychiatrist and a Haitian woman said to have been a mambo. He does not like to talk about his parents, whose relationship seems to have been problematic, a situation that made his childhood an unhappy one. As he recalls, his creativity surfaced early. Drawing and painting became his favorite subjects in school. He joined the Centre d’Art in 1947. At age seventeen he finished The Magic Table, now in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Never formally trained, Gourgue has mastered all the techniques of the academician, without losing his highly personal style. His visual vocabulary was established from the very beginning. The mountains of Haiti, skeletal trees, peasants and their huts, poor people, and all the accoutrements of voodoo are the main elements out of which he composes paintings which often seem surrealistic.
Gourgue’s imagery is not easily interpreted by those not familiar with Haitian life, folklore, and religion. Juxtaposing familiar objects in a personal, always new and surprising way, his works seem to resist rather than to invite analysis. The artist’s intention is to force the viewer to meet him on the level of the subconscious, giving free rein to emotion and fantasy. Gourgue’s work can be sad and shocking, haunting and frightening. It is never happy. ..
Gourgue is a prolific artist. Not all of his work is successful, yet he is certainly one of the foremost Haitian artists today. He lives in Spain with his Spanish wife and their daughter, but he returns to Haiti, the source of his art, every year for several months."

Region:
Chair by the Door
SKU: JEG-1401

Oil on masonite (30 x 20)

c. 1970 (in wood frame).  
From private collection.

$6500 $4550

Flowers in a Vase
SKU: JEG-1402

Oil on masonite (36 x 14), c. 1968

Purchased from Nader gallery in Port-au-Prince in 1968. To current owner by descent.
In original Haitian frame. Excellent condition.

$3800 $3040

Jacques Enguerrand Gourgue (1930-1996, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
SKU: JEG-1001

Jacques Enguerrand Gourgue (1930-1996, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on masonite (24 x 16), c. 1968
Purchased at Red Carpet Gallery, Port-au-Prince in 1970
(in original carved wood frame)

 

$1950

SKU: JEG-0501

Jacques Enguerrand Gourgue (1930-1996, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on canvas (24 x 48), c. 1970

Price on request

Product Status: 
Returned to Consignor
SKU: JEG-0501

Jacques Enguerrand Gourgue (1930-1996, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on canvas (24 x 48), c. 1970

Price on request

Product Status: 
Returned to Consignor