Hélène

Hélène

20 fans

Montrouge (92), France
98 works

Born in Paris in 1964, Hélène Jacqz grew up in Fontenay-aux-Roses and moved to Paris in 1982. She joined the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1986, drawing a lot from nature and at the Louvre, admires the Nabis. She graduated from the Beaux-Arts in 1991, then received two scholarships (Fulbright and Lavoisier) in 1991 and 1992 to study at the Parsons School of Art in New York. Back in France in 1996, she worked in her workshop in Montrouge.

"In 2008, by deepening a creative process linked to improvisation (unlike what I had studied and explored in my school years, but in the continuity of my work since the late 1990s), I was gradually and empirically led to turn to fulgurance, as a mode of creation, by placing more and more trust in my intuition and in what my body dictated to me: instinctive gestures just like those of a shamanic dance. In order to prolong my limbs and free myself from my physical limitations by giving myself an inner reality, I have built various tools, long brushes, triple rollers in order to multiply the possibilities of turning easily with the brushes and to restore the fantasy of my impulses.

Since then, without my knowledge, the space in my paintings has completely changed, it has become open. My paintings then continue their story well beyond the narrow edges of the frame and restore in a whirlwind, a small piece of universe (cosmic, inner, molecular???) which then invites the eyes to open up to infinity.

I now conceive the space of the painting as the result of a concentration of energy in a given moment, the only way for me to be in contact with the deepest aspect of my personality and to keep the freshness of the first impulse. It's a state of trance. Actually, I'm very whole. I want to put everything in an instant: the rhythm, the light, the color and especially my heart, as if in a prayer! At the right time, as for an orchestra, all the elements must contribute to the final result. Hesitation, doubt or the absence of a colour or a tool can be fatal to painting! technically, it's quite risky... and when it's successful, I know it almost immediately.

The transition to painting on very large formats is always a very intense moment and totally exceeds me. This moment, once the canvas is finished, no longer belongs to me. It is offered to others. I believe in the power of art to awaken the desire to live and renew the times. My paintings are the expression of these convictions."

Hélène Jacqz

1993: Master of Fine Art, Parsons School of Art, New York

1991: Diploma from the Ecole Nationale Sup. des Beaux-Arts de Paris

2018: Insula Gallery, Paris / Galerie de l'Essor, Vallée de Joux, Switzerland / Mondapart Gallery, Boulogne Billancourt

2017: Dancing Soul, the SEL, Sèvres

2016: Insula Gallery, Paris

2015: Domaine Tinel-Blondelet, FIAAC Pouilly

2014: "Ames en Résonnances", Takamatsu, Japan Guoyi Art Museum - National Gallery of Fine Arts of Beijing

2013: Orangery of the Senate, Luxembourg Garden, Paris / Espace Icare, Issy les Moulineaux, Hauts de Seine / Auberge du Frankenbourg, Strasbourg

2012: Gallery Le Garage, Nantes / Travelling exhibition in Italy, Milan - Lecce - Venice

2010: Parsons Shool of Art, Paris / Galerie Alexandre Cadain, Paris / Centre d'arts plastiques Albert Chanot, Clamart, Hauts de Seine

2009: Pierrick Touchefeu Gallery, Seals, Hauts de Seine

2008: Maison des arts de Châtillon, Hauts de Seine / Médiathèque de Fontenay-aux roses, Hauts de Seine

2007: Espace Jacques Prévert, Mers-les-bains, Somme 40° sur la Banquise, Montrouge, Hauts de Seine

2005: MAC 2005, Paris / Parsons School Paris, Paris Home Art, Ivry

2004: Les Cimaises, Orly Ouest Airport, France / Espace Citroën, Citroën Headquarters, St Ouen / Manoir de Villers, "Travaux sur papier", Saint Pierre de Manneville

2002: Château d'Autonne, Normandy, France

2000: Maison des Arts, Charenton, France

1998: ART FORUM 1998, Montreux ( 24-27 Sept.), Switzerland / Les Cimaises, Aéroport d'Orly, France

1997: Maison des Arts, Charenton, France / Galerie Jaja, Paris, France

1996: MANIF 96, Seoul, Korea

Hélène's artwork

Nocturne small
Nocturne small
$657
Mixed media (32 x 32 cm)
Sweetness12
Sweetness12
$329
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Géométrie variable 2
Géométrie variable 2
$11,504
Mixed media (200 x 200 cm)
Hommage à tiepolo
Hommage à tiepolo
$13,147
Mixed media (250 x 194 cm)
Nocturne
Nocturne
$10,408
Mixed media (165 x 185 cm)
Rodéo
Rodéo
$10,408
Mixed media (260 x 140 cm)
Printemps et rose
Printemps et rose
$8,765
Mixed media (160 x 180 cm)
Porte du dragon
Porte du dragon
$4,602
Mixed media (104 x 175 cm)
Flying pink
Flying pink
$3,835
Mixed media (130 x 130 cm)
é-barrissement
é-barrissement
$10,956
Mixed media (267 x 150 cm)
Namibie 1
Namibie 1
$767
Mixed media (30 x 50 cm)
Sweetness 12
Sweetness 12
$329
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Sweetness 11
Sweetness 11
$329
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Sweetness 10
Sweetness 10
$329
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Sweetness 9
Sweetness 9
$329
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Sweetness 6
Sweetness 6
$329
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Sweetness 5
Sweetness 5
$329
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Sweetness 8
Sweetness 8
$329
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Sweetness 4
Sweetness 4
$329
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Sweetness 3
Sweetness 3
$329
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Géometrie variable
Géometrie variable
$11,504
Mixed media (200 x 200 cm)
Envolée
Envolée
$9,313
Mixed media (150 x 208 cm)
Jungle
Jungle
$9,313
Mixed media (160 x 200 cm)
Nocturne
Nocturne
$9,313
Mixed media (180 x 200 cm)
Suite simple double 2
Suite simple double 2
$3,835
Mixed media (144 x 102 cm)
Suite simple double 1
Suite simple double 1
$3,835
Mixed media (144 x 102 cm)
Hommage à Jacques Demy 2
Hommage à Jacques Demy 2
$8,765
Mixed media (155 x 200 cm)
Double piste 7
Double piste 7
$931
Mixed media (50 x 33 cm)
Double piste 6
Double piste 6
$931
Mixed media (50 x 33 cm)
Double piste 5
Double piste 5
$931
Mixed media (50 x 33 cm)
Double piste 4
Double piste 4
$931
Mixed media (50 x 33 cm)
Double piste 3
Double piste 3
$931
Mixed media (50 x 33 cm)
Double piste 2
Double piste 2
$931
Mixed media (50 x 33 cm)
Double piste 1
Double piste 1
$931
Mixed media (50 x 33 cm)
Suite simple
Suite simple
$8,765
Mixed media (202 x 144 cm)
Tissage
Tissage
$2,191
Mixed media (72 x 102 cm)
Envolée
Envolée
$2,191
Mixed media (72 x 102 cm)
Alterité
Alterité
$2,191
Mixed media (72 x 102 cm)
Eclat
Eclat
$2,520
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Comète
Comète
$2,520
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
En attente de titre
En attente de titre
$4,163
Acrylic painting (97 x 162 cm)
Floral 3
Floral 3
$416
Mixed media (34 x 23 cm)
Floral 2
Floral 2
$416
Mixed media (34 x 23 cm)
Floral 1
Floral 1
$416
Mixed media (34 x 23 cm)
Bouquet fuschia
Bouquet fuschia
$2,082
Mixed media (77 x 144 cm)
Bleu royal et jaune doré
Bleu royal et jaune doré
$2,082
Mixed media (144 x 77 cm)
Suite life and motion 3
Suite life and motion 3
$2,520
Mixed media (89 x 146 cm)
Suite life and motion 2
Suite life and motion 2
$2,520
Mixed media (89 x 146 cm)
Appassionata, triptyque
Appassionata, triptyque
$7,121
Mixed media (258 x 146 cm)
En attente de titre
En attente de titre
$876
Mixed media (100 x 65 cm)
Appassionata
Appassionata
$2,520
Mixed media (89 x 146 cm)
Suite life and motion1
Suite life and motion1
$2,520
Mixed media (89 x 146 cm)
Voltige
Voltige
$4,163
Mixed media (162 x 97 cm)
Scuba-diving
Scuba-diving
$4,054
Mixed media (97 x 162 cm)
Bali-ballet
Bali-ballet
$5,478
Oil painting (114 x 195 cm)
Souffle de printemps
Souffle de printemps
$1,753
Mixed media (63 x 97 cm)
Envolée
Envolée
$1,753
Mixed media (63 x 97 cm)
Floral
Floral
$1,753
Mixed media (63 x 97 cm)
Abondance
Abondance
$4,273
Mixed media (114 x 162 cm)
Papillon
Papillon
$986
Mixed media (56 x 76 cm)

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