• Jæn = meta artist + magic illustrator +
    Bordeaux (France)
    Français et chronologie ci-dessous - Timeline below
     
     
              Commissioned and personal pieces combining deep meaning and aesthetics, illustrations and characters that speak to your eyes and heart, bold clothes and goodies, powerful ideas that bring your projects to the next level: I share with you a limitless creativity, unique touch, intuition and wild imagination, analytical mind and cultural insight to give birth to tasty fruits. Art collectors and art enthusiasts, editorial professionals and edgy organisations, these fruits are for you to rejoice, satiate and grow your soul, for our collaborations to bloom.
              I work mainly with pens, watercolour, acrylics and digital magic to produce a work mixing various influences : pop culture, science, spirituality, philosphy, metaphysics, pop surrealism, low brow, street art and contemporary illustrators and character designers. These influences are infused with an energy filled with guts and emotions, favouring the research for aesthetic experiences and the pleasure of making art for itself.
              Before specialising in art and illustration, I have explored the world of creativity by every possible mean: music, graphic design, photo and photomanipulation, storytelling, or research through a Master's thesis on japanese artist Murakami Takashi, enhancing the fertile ground of my art.
     
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  •         Œuvres de commande ou personnelles alliant recherche plastique et profondeur, illustrations et personnages vous touchant aux yeux et au cœur, vêtements et autres habits pour vos murs et compagnons électroniques, idées détonantes qui infusent à vos projets une dimension supérieure : je partage avec vous une créativité sans borne, une patte unique, intuition et imagination, esprit analytique et expertise culturelle pour donner naissance à des fruits savoureux. Collectionneurs d'art, professionnels de l'édition, organisations audacieuses et amateurs d'art : ces fruits vous donneront plaisir et supplément d'âme, ainsi que l'épanouissement des projets ce que nous ferons fleurir ensemble.
              Je travaille principalement avec stylos, aquarelle, acrylique et magie numérique, synthétisant des influences diverses : pop surréalisme, culture pop, sciences, spiritualité, philosophie, métaphysique, low brow, street art et mes goûts pour l'illustration et le character design contemporains ; sans oublier une énergie plus émotionnelle, viscérale, faisant la part belle aux jeux esthétiques et au simple plaisir de créer. 
              Avant de me spécialiser dans l’art et l’illustration, j'ai exploré les terres de la créativité sous d'autres latitudes : musique, photo, photomanipulation, prose, scénario et recherche, à travers notamment un mémoire de Master sur l'artiste japonais Murakami Takashi, enrichissant grandement le terreau de mon art.
     
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    TIMELINE
     

  • - August 2015 - Illustration for Google For Entrepeneurs through Dreame  
                   

    - July 2015 - Illustration for Noisey (Vice's music news) through Dreame  
                    - Sticker design to be featured in the SRK's world renowned Stickerbomb series'
                      "Stickerbomb 3" due summer 2016 (Laurence King Publishing, London)
     
    - June 2015 - Member of the international collective of artists Dreameillustrating people's dreams
                      - Jury Special Prize in a 24 hours analog photo marathon contest (Labo Révélateur                         d'Images, Bordeaux), team work with the Midnighters (Steven Monteau -|-|-|-,              
                        Christopher Guichemerre and Charlotte Croisile) involving illustration in the process.
     
    - April 2015 - Illustrator and character designer for NeonMob ("Masq", 103 illustrations to work as online collectible artworks), interviewed here
     
    - January - March 2015 - 3 months exhibition at Vinyl,  Bordeaux, France (large format illustrations, mainly the Bonebreathing and Synecular series)
     
    - January 2015 - T-shirt design for No Presets (Los Angeles)

    - December 2014 - Live painting performance at an event organized by Happe:n, a fresco trio with Nigoull and Jérôme D.

    - October 2014 - Interview by The SRK/Stickerbomb
                          - Collaboration with Saktory for 
    illustrated Swiss Army knives (Great Britain)
     
    - September 2014 - Commissioned painting "Balançoire" (50x65cm, acrylic, watercolour bronze powder, painted with brushes, hands and feet)
     
    - August 2014 - Sticker design featured in the SRK's world renowned Stickerbomb Skull sticker book 
                           (Laurence King Publishing, London)
                         - Featured artist on the Inkygoodness blog
     
    - June 2014 - 4 photos awarded in a 24 hours photo marathon contest (Labo Révélateur d'Images, Bordeaux), team work with the Midnighters (Steven Monteau -|-|-|-, Christopher Guichemerre and Charlotte Croisile)

    - April 2014 - Collective polaroid exhibition at La Halle des Chartrons, Bordeaux, France (Expolaroid)
                      -
    Character design project featured in Character Design Served (Behance/Adobe)

    - Mars 2014 - Being contacted by TeePublic & DesignByHumans, I made print-on-demand shops

    - January 2014 - Commissioned painting "Quod est inferius est sicut quod est superius; et quod est superius est sicut quod est inferius"
     
    - October 2013 - Sticker design featured in the SRK's world renowned Stickerbomb XL sticker book (Laurence King Publishing, London)
     
    - July 2013 - Illustrator and character designer for NeonMob ("Codex Fungi", 103 illustrations to work as online collectible artworks), interviewed here

    - April 2013 - Collective polaroid exhibition at CCAS, Bordeaux, France (Expolaroid)
     
    - March 2013 - Illustrator and photographer for La Semaine Digitale de Bordeaux (one week of digital-focused events)
     
    - September 2012 - Collective urbex photography exhibition at La Halle des Douves, Bordeaux, France
     
    - September 2011 - Solo photo and photomontage exhibition, Galerie Oujopo, Lyon, France (photomontages from "写真はイメージです" and photos of Japan)
     
    - December 2010 - T-shirt design printed by Shirtoid (ex-Tilteed, United States of America) - limited artist edition
     
    - September 2009 - Photos of Japan featured in Photography Served (Behance/Adobe)

    2007-2008 - Volunteered as the graphic designer, illustrator, character designer, art director, one of the photographers and co-organisers of a french music festival
     
Projects