Jean Claracq (born in 1991 Bayonne, France), lives and works in Paris. In 2017 he received his MFA from Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux Arts de Paris. In 2018 he won the 2eme prix Antoine Marin and the Prix de peinture Roger Bataille.
Jean Claracq's painting could be described as painting after screen as others once painted after nature. In his smooth canvases - which recall as much the brilliance of a glossy photo paper as the homogeneous luminosity of the screen surface - the culture of the image is omnipresent. Citations multiply through references to art history as well as to the vernacular register. Painting openly displays its relationship with photography, even more so it uses one of its most widespread channels of diffusion: Instagram.
Recent and past group exhbitions include: Umbilicus, Sultana, Paris (2019), "Les fleurs de l’été sont les rêves de l’hiver racontés le matin à la table des anges", Praz-Delavallade, Paris (2019), "Futures of Love", Magasins Généraux, Pantin (2019), « Mais pas du tout, c’est platement figuratif ! Toi tu es spirituelle mon amour! », Jousse Entreprise, Paris, FR (2019), Artagon IV, Heading East, Magasins Généraux, Paris, FR (2018), Felicità 18, Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Paris, FR (2018), 100% Beaux-Arts, Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris, FR (2018), ...AVEC MOI C’EST MIEUX, Le centre d’art Chabrillan, Montélimar, FR (2017), GorbatSHOW Gays, zanderarchitekten, Dresdes; DE (2015), Selective Memories, Griffin Gallery, Londres, UK (2015), Ciel d’Ether, fondation Brownstone, Paris, FR (2014).