"Jean-Michel Comte's drawings are characterized by strong contrast, mainly in black and white. Eruptive flights or systematic lines, he mainly works with a ballpoint pen. Immediacy and impulse are the vectors of its expression. Fascinating and disturbing work at the same time." Valeria Coloiera, in Living in Vaud, 2018
An aestheticism of graffiti, of scribbling. Jean-Michel Comte has a fairly radical universe in black and white, which always oscillates between writing -unreadable- and the line. A systematic and repetitive gestural work, almost mechanical. It erases, covers, in a cathartic process (purifying, liberating). He often uses writing as a pretext for drawing, whether it be the letters or the writing tool.