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Jean-François Laurent - JFL was born in Lille in 1975. He has been mainly been painting in his own with oil on canvas frames since 1997. His work is inspired by lights, colours and transparencies. It is influenced by the works of Lyonel Feininger, Robert Delaunay and Constantin Brancusi.
In his paintings, Jean-François Laurent seeks to transform perspectives and light to show the invisible, the interdependence of things, beings and objects. The lines intersect, cut, deform to give a very structured composition, yet perfectly free and detached from the rules. The subject, ranging from figurative to total abstraction, remains as perceptible to the observer who can project themselves into these familiar forms, while leaving the possibility to see what they wants to see, to feel what they like. Light and shadows are everywhere in the canvas. From every point of view, the interpretation of the work can be different.
His touch is precise, he works with little material and with a reduced range of colours. In this way, he seeks to make the canvas vibrate, to make it feel alive and sensitive to its environment. JFL seeks that each work is to be rediscovered at every moment, that the one who observes it is caught by the composition, by the colours, by the movement and that each time he lets himself be touched as if it were the first time.
JFL followed a general training in visual arts between the ages of 7 and 21. This course allowed him to learn different techniques: watercolour, pastels, charcoal, oil painting or terracotta sculptures. JFL is also an agricultural engineer and has worked for several years in research and development in the agri-food industry. This scientific background and his interest in nature are reflected in his paintings.
February 2019 : Art Capital Paris - Salon des Artistes Indépendants, Grand PalaisMars 2019 : Salon Luz’Art NoisielApril 2019 : Salon Art Shopping DeauvilleApril-May 2018: Grand Marché de l’Art Contemporain de Paris (Esplanade du Château de Vincennes).
Mai 2018 : Participation au concours Canova Art Prize New York
Juin 2018 : Participation au concours Luxembourg Art Prize
Juillet 2018 : Participation au concours Sunny Art Prize London