Through his work, Jean-Michel Alberola reflects on history, religion, mythology, the artist’s role, and the power of the painted image. A genuine meditation on the world, his painting often extends into multiple modes of expression, such as sculpture, objects, texts, and films. In the interwoven “signs” and scattered references of his canvases, the abstract jostles with recognizable forms, and words encounter color. For the Fondation Cartier’s exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Art, Jean-Michel Alberola created a special project for the museum’s main lobby, a wall painting visible from every floor. Picking up from the workÉclairage en groupe, commissioned in 2014 for theVivid Memoriesexhibition, celebrating Fondation Cartier’s thirtieth anniversary, it refers to a community of artists, such as the one at the Fondation Cartier.