BIOGRAPHY in pictures (ARTISTE NE EN 1960)
First drawings around 16/19 years my passion begins
I began to exist when my drawing teacher encouraged me to paint three large walls of the school.
I was 16 years old and painting became my identity.
Some drawings from the period of fine arts in Nantes
Experienced painter, I was mistreated by the teachers (1981) because of my conceptual ideas
The old good drawing teachers left school and I was going to draw in secret
Nantes was at that time the first school of fine arts developing this way of thinking
I was not aware of it and it was a difficult time
Beginning of my independent professional activity
At the end of the “beaux arts”, working in a silkscreen I learned techniques that I will use after for illustration purposes. Realizing the separation between the line and the color I will give a great freshness to my drawings and have very quick success.
Freshness, lightness, humor, was the word that came as feedback. My clients are Clarins, L'Oréal, advertising agencies like Mc Cann, Australia, Publicis, Boisron, La Banque Populaire, CIC, the Caisse d'épargne and magazines like Elle, Madame Figaro, gourmet cuisine and publishers like Albin Michel
The apparent spontaneity and lightness is the result of a work sometimes long and sometimes it's fast, the best designs are the ones we neglect, casually is the ultimate luxury.
After the figurative years, I realize that the line can be something other than a gesture
and that drawing in the construction allows for larger and symbolic registers
This awareness was made with artists like Calder or Tinguely
This more institutional writing will allow me to deal with topics for Dassault, Aérospatiale, Renault,
banks like Caisse d'Epargne, Banque Direct, Réunica, La Poste, RATP, Banque Populaire, Itineris, Orange.
This work will inspire La Maïf for animated films and Disney will recover the character
with a triangle head for the symbol of Atlantis.
Internet and the departure of the generation of 68, then the crisis of 2008 accelerates my decision to invent again to survive. Fortunately the generation has changed, happiness will return to 2015
It's time to ask the basics, to learn again to create without order
The first concern was to move from the image to the object
I create then my own brushes to find the wide lines of my drawings
The advantage is that by "becoming smaller", I dive into meditation into the line that
becomes my subject, trusting the unconscious to express itself
here with second year students from IUT (University Institute of Technology) Bordeaux Montaigne
One of them, Alexandre Taube in the foreground made the videos you find in the video section.
I also greet Julien Darblade.
I live in Bordeaux (France) and work as an independently (house of artists)
After September 2017 and the house and objects fair and Exp'hotel, I work
the creation in the broad sense of the illustration to realize commerce of mural artworks
My next artistic step will be a return to the charm of spontaneity as the sketch associated with the knowledge of wall sculptures.
Liberate the metal line and make it fresh and spontaneous.