↑ "Boys Don’t Cry », exhibition view, Le Houloc, Aubervilliers, 2020
↑ "Boys Don’t Cry », exhibition view, Le Houloc, Aubervilliers, 2020
↑ Jean Claracq, Jérémie and Léo, 2020, huile sur toile / oil on canvas, 24 x 19,1cm Jean Claracq, Ghetto, 2019, Huile sur toile / oil on canvas, 15 x 23cm
↑ Fondation Louis Vuitton, Open Space #7 Jean Claracq, 2020
↑ Fondation Louis Vuitton, Open Space #7 Jean Claracq, 2020
↑ La FAB, La Hardiesse, 2020
↑ Frieze London 2019
↑ Frieze London 2019
↑ Jean Claracq, Dolorosa, 2019, huile sur toile / oil on wood, 11,4 x 12 cm
↑ Jean Claracq, Dolorosa, 2019, huile sur toile / oil on wood, 11,4 x 12 cm
↑ Jean Claracq, Landscape with the temptation, 2019, Huile sur toile / Oil on wood, diam 25cm / 30,5 x 33,5 cm
↑ Jean Claracq, Landscape with the temptation, 2019, Huile sur toile / Oil on wood, diam 25cm / 30,5 x 33,5 cm
↑ Jean Claracq, Monument to the Vanquished, 2019, huile sur toile / oil on wood, 21 x 18cm
↑ Jean Claracq, Pastime Paradise, 2019, huile sur toile / oil on wood, 50x36 cm
↑ Jean Claracq, Narcisse, 2019, Oil on wood, 15 x 19,5 cm
↑ Installation view: Umbilicus at Galerie Sultana, 2019, © aurélien mole
↑ Jean Claracq, zinchenko-dima, 2019 Oil on wood, concrete framed, 14,4 x 22 x 5,4 cm
↑ Installation view: Umbilicus at Galerie Sultana, 2019, © aurélien mole
↑ Jean Claracq, Portrait of a young man, 2019, oil gold leaf and diamond on wood, 22 x 15 cm
↑ Installation view: Umbilicus at Galerie Sultana, 2019, © aurélien mole
↑ Jean Claracq, Dallas, 2014-2019, Oil on wood, 11,2 x 15 cm
↑ Jean Claracq, Dallas, 2014-2019, Oil on wood, 11,2 x 15 cm
↑ Jean Claracq, Simone, 2013, Tempera on wood, 10,2 x 14,8 cm
↑ Jean Claracq, Simone, 2013, Tempera on wood, 10,2 x 14,8 cm
↑ Jean Claracq, Amine, 2018, Oil on wood, 16 x 16 cm
↑ Grinder’s Hookup, 2017, oil on wood, 90 x 120 cm / Exhibition view, « Mais pas du tout, c’est platement figuratif ! Toi tu es spirituelle mon amour ! » cur. by Anaël Pigeat & Sophie Vigourous, Jousse Entreprise, 2019.
↑ Grinder’s Hookup, 2017, oil on wood, 90 x 120 cm.
↑ Jean Claracq,A view from an appartement, 120 x 90 cm Oil on wood, 2017
↑ Alfred Stefaneschi de Bles, 52,7 x 39,4 cm, Oil on wood, 2017
↑ Jean Claracq, Villa Romaine, 2017, huile sur bois / Oil on Wood 68x56 cm
↑ Book of Hours, 2018, huile sur bois / oil on wood, 44 x 54 cm
↑ Jean Claracq, Anglet, 1991, 100 x 72 cm, Huile sur bois / Oil on wood, 2018
↑ Jean Claracq, Mikołaj Jabłoński by the window 14,9 x 10,4 cm, Huile sur bois / Oil on wood, 2017
↑ Jean Claracq, Qatarchitecten, 26 x 15 cm, Huile sur bois / Oil on wood, 2018
↑ Jean Claracq, Scenes in and around the Capital, 31,5 x 14 cm, Huile sur bois / Oil and gold leaf on wood, 2018
↑ Jean Claracq, To have more, we must produce more, to produce more we must know more 20 x 15 cm, Huile sur bois / Oil on wood, 2017
↑ Exhibition view, Exposition de fin d’étude, Beaux-Arts de Paris, 2017
↑ Exhibition view, Exposition de fin d’étude, Beaux-Arts de Paris, 2017.
↑ Exhibition view, Exposition de fin d’étude, Beaux-Arts de Paris, 2017.
GALLERY SHOWS:

Umbilicus
6 Jun 2019 — 6 Jun 2019

BIO:

Jean Claracq (born in 1991 Bayonne, France), lives and works in Paris. In 2017 he received his MFA from Ecole Nationale Supérieure 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 from screens, as others once painted from nature. In his smooth canvases - which recall the brilliance of a glossy paper as well as the homogeneous light of the screen - the culture of images is omnipresent. He often references art history and traditional registers. His painting openly displays its relationship with photography, especially since he uses one of its most widespread channels of circulation: Instagram.
Painter of miniatures and icons, Jean Claracq pays attention to images down to the smallest details. His models come from social networks and are part of a gay, marginal or culturally different community but his paintings resonate with a thousand other scholarly references. He plays with the possible reading levels as a virtuoso and depicts with surgical precision our relationship to screens and solitude, in urban environments. Their subjects are solitary, silent and motionless, sitting in front of the computer screen. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, Claracq contributes to the dialogue between painting and digital art, one of the key phenomena in contemporary art in recent years.

Recent and past group exhibitions include: Solo Show, Galerie Sultana (2021), Open Space #7 Jean Claracq, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2020) Boys Don’t Cry, Le Houloc, Aubervilliers (2020), J’aime, je n’aime pas, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig (2020), Collection Agnès B, La FAB, Paris (2020), 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).

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Group Show. Le Houloc. Aubervilliers, France.
(https://www.lehouloc.com/expositions)
2 Jul 2020 — 2 Jul 2020

Solo Show. Fondation Louis Vuitton. Paris, France.
(www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr)
7 Mar 2020 — 7 Mar 2020

Group Show. Eigen Art. Leipzig, Deutschland.
(www.eigen-art.com)
29 Feb 2020 — 29 Feb 2020

Group Show. La FAB. Paris, France.
(la-fab.com)
2 Feb 2020 — 2 Feb 2020

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