Hélène

Hélène

15 fans

Montrouge (92), France
70 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

Flying pink
Flying pink
$3,855
Mixed media (51 x 51 in)
é-barrissement
é-barrissement
$11,015
Mixed media (105 x 59 in)
Hommage à Jacques Demy 2
Hommage à Jacques Demy 2
$8,812
Mixed media (61 x 79 in)
Double piste 7
Double piste 7
$936
Mixed media (20 x 13 in)
Double piste 6
Double piste 6
$936
Mixed media (20 x 13 in)
Double piste 5
Double piste 5
$936
Mixed media (20 x 13 in)
Double piste 4
Double piste 4
$936
Mixed media (20 x 13 in)
Double piste 3
Double piste 3
$936
Mixed media (20 x 13 in)
Double piste 2
Double piste 2
$936
Mixed media (20 x 13 in)
Double piste 1
Double piste 1
$936
Mixed media (20 x 13 in)
Suite simple
Suite simple
$8,812
Mixed media (80 x 57 in)
Tissage
Tissage
$2,203
Mixed media (28 x 40 in)
Envolée
Envolée
$2,203
Mixed media (28 x 40 in)
Alterité
Alterité
$2,203
Mixed media (28 x 40 in)
Eclat
Eclat
$2,533
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Comète
Comète
$2,533
Acrylic painting (39 x 39 in)
En attente de titre
En attente de titre
$4,186
Acrylic painting (38 x 64 in)
Floral 3
Floral 3
$419
Mixed media (13 x 9 in)
Floral 2
Floral 2
$419
Mixed media (13 x 9 in)
Floral 1
Floral 1
$419
Mixed media (13 x 9 in)
Bouquet fuschia
Bouquet fuschia
$2,093
Mixed media (30 x 57 in)
Bleu royal et jaune doré
Bleu royal et jaune doré
$2,093
Mixed media (57 x 30 in)
Suite life and motion 3
Suite life and motion 3
$2,533
Mixed media (35 x 57 in)
Suite life and motion 2
Suite life and motion 2
$2,533
Mixed media (35 x 57 in)
Appassionata, triptyque
Appassionata, triptyque
$7,160
Mixed media (102 x 57 in)
En attente de titre
En attente de titre
$881
Mixed media (39 x 26 in)
Appassionata
Appassionata
$2,533
Mixed media (35 x 57 in)
Suite life and motion1
Suite life and motion1
$2,533
Mixed media (35 x 57 in)
Voltige
Voltige
$4,186
Mixed media (64 x 38 in)
Scuba-diving
Scuba-diving
$4,076
Mixed media (38 x 64 in)
Bali-ballet
Bali-ballet
$5,508
Oil painting (45 x 77 in)
Souffle de printemps
Souffle de printemps
$1,762
Mixed media (25 x 38 in)
Envolée
Envolée
$1,762
Mixed media (25 x 38 in)
Floral
Floral
$1,762
Mixed media (25 x 38 in)
Abondance
Abondance
$4,296
Mixed media (45 x 64 in)
Papillon
Papillon
$991
Mixed media (22 x 30 in)
Diptyque gris rose, élan
Diptyque gris rose, élan
$3,194
Mixed media (63 x 28 in)
Empreinte neigeuse 2
Empreinte neigeuse 2
$1,762
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Empreinte neigeuse 1
Empreinte neigeuse 1
$1,762
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Vent fort
Vent fort
$2,093
Oil painting (39 x 39 in)
Vents et eau
Vents et eau
$6,609
Mixed media (77 x 59 in)
Du papier à la toile
Du papier à la toile
$6,609
Oil painting (77 x 59 in)
Echappée
Echappée
$11,015
Mixed media (93 x 75 in)
Minerale
Minerale
$4,406
Mixed media (64 x 51 in)
Lagune
Lagune
$8,812
Mixed media (105 x 62 in)
Suite vent d'ouest 4
Suite vent d'ouest 4
$991
Mixed media (22 x 30 in)
Vent d'ouest 3
Vent d'ouest 3
$991
Mixed media (22 x 30 in)
Suite vent d'ouest 2
Suite vent d'ouest 2
$991
Mixed media (22 x 30 in)
Suite vent d'ouest 1
Suite vent d'ouest 1
$991
Oil painting (22 x 30 in)
Vent de printemps
Vent de printemps
$1,432
Mixed media (30 x 39 in)
Under the cherry tree
Under the cherry tree
$991
Mixed media (22 x 30 in)
Naissance d'étoile 2
Naissance d'étoile 2
$5,508
Mixed media (51 x 77 in)
Naissance d'étoile 1
Naissance d'étoile 1
$5,508
Mixed media (51 x 77 in)
Suspension
Suspension
$7,160
Oil painting (63 x 79 in)
Les djinns
Les djinns
$7,160
Mixed media (87 x 62 in)
Clairière 3
Clairière 3
$606
Mixed media (21 x 11 in)
Clairière 2
Clairière 2
$606
Mixed media (21 x 11 in)
Clairière 1
Clairière 1
$606
Mixed media (21 x 11 in)
Parfum d'été
Parfum d'été
$3,855
Oil painting (51 x 51 in)
Magma
Magma
$1,983
Mixed media (41 x 26 in)

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