• Jæn = meta artist + magic illustrator
    Bordeaux (France)
     
              Before specialising in art and illustration, I have explored the world of creativity by every possible mean: drawing, painting, music composition, graphic design, photography, photomanipulation, writing, storytelling and research (a Master's thesis the contemporary japanese artist Murakami Takashi).
              I work with pens, watercolour, acrylics and digital magic to produce a work mixing influences from pop culture, mysticism, science, spirituality, pop surrealism, low brow, street art and contemporary illustrators and character designers. The conceptual motives behind my work combine abstract, metaphysical and philosophical themes with an energy filled with more guts and emotions, embedding the research for aesthetic experiences and the pleasure of making art for istelf.
    (To know more, here is an interview from NeonMob and another one from The SRK)
     
  •        Avant de me spécialiser dans l’art et l’illustration, j'ai exploré les terres de la créativité sous toutes les latitudes : dessin, peinture, musique, graphisme, photographie, photomanipulation, prose, scénario et recherche (mémoire de Master sur l'artiste contemporain japonais Murakami Takashi).
           Je travaille avec des stylos, de l’aquarelle, de l’acrylique et la magie du numérique, synthétisant des influences pop surréalistes, scientifiques, mystiques, spirituelles, low brow,  street art et mes goûts pour l'illustration et le character design contemporains. Les motivations conceptuelles qui sous-tendent mes productions font le pont entre des thèmes abstraits, métaphysiques et philosophiques, et une énergie plus émotionnelle, viscérale, faisant la part belle aux les jeux esthétiques et au simple plaisir de créer.      
     
  •      アートやイラストレーションに注力する前に、クリエイティヴな道を様々な入り口から歩んで来ました。デッサン、絵画、作曲、グラフィックデザイン、写真、執筆、研究まで(日本語学部の大学院生として、村上隆の現代アートと日本社会の関係をテーマにした卒業論文を執筆しました)。
             ペン・水彩・アクリル・デジタルな魔法でポップシュールレアリス、ローブローアート、科学、神秘主義、宗教、現代イラストレーションや現代キャラクターデザインの影響を与えた作品を作ります。アブストラクトや形而上のコンセプトをエステチックな遊びや作り出しの楽しみと兼ね備えて作品やデザインを作ります。
     
  • TIMELINE
     
  • - July 2015 - Illustration for Noisey (Vice's music news) through Dreame  
     
    - 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)
     
    - 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 - After 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
     
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