Jean-Marc Angelini experiments with lenses the way a painter experiments with brushes, carefully staging delicate, surprising and poetic scenes.
Jean-Marc Angelini was born in Antibes in 1961 and fell in love with photography at a very early age, buying his first reflex camera, a Zenith-E, in the 1970s.
Although he studied engineering in Aix-en-Provence and Paris, and went on to become a structural calculation expert, his passion for photography never died and he later moved his company "Espaces Numériques" into the field of digital technology, bringing him closer to his childhood passion.
Angelini favours fine-art photography over experimental photography, and is a member of the Longo'Art collective in Saint-Jeannet, which enables him to work on group projects that combine drawing, painting, sculpture, live performance, photography and video-making.
In his photos Jean-Marc Angelini aims to capture the fleeting traces of ephemeral emotions and atmospheres that reconcile space and time. He uses light, movement and reflection to move away from more figurative images.
The enigmatic and exalted female subjects coyly deploy their grace in ethereal compositions, creating a study on the border between figurative and abstract art. His work is a profound attempt to deconstruct the real and create a different universe, using elements that we know and recognise.
Arts and Crafts
2013: "Passage" exhibition v1 at Le Boc / "Passage" exhibition v2 at Gattières
2014: "C21" exhibition at Century 21 Victoire, Nice / "passing" exhibition v3 at CAL Sainte-Marguerite in Nice / "passing" exhibition v4 at Point Soleil, Nice
2018: exhibition for the evening of the 30th anniversary of Opus Opéra in Gattières / permanent exhibition "OPUS 30" in the streets of Gattières / tarpaulin exhibition stand at the "Nocturne des créateurs" in Roquebrune sur Argens
2019: "passing" exhibition v5 at the Centre Culturel de la Providence, Nice
2008: Longo’Art exhibition "Le Blanc" in Saint-Jeannet
2009: Longo’Art exhibition "Les portes", 3rd to the public vote
2010: "Decrepitudes" exhibition with Longo’Art
2011: Awarded at the exhibition "Le mouvement" at the cultural centre of La Gaude
2012: exhibition "in the wind" with Longo’Art, and visual of the Automnales de Saint-Jeannet
2013: exhibition "urban atmospheres" with Renata Szyrocka, in Saint-Paul de Vence: making of / participation in the exhibition Villages du collectif PHOTON / exhibition "voyage indigo" with Salomé Caillet and Longo’Art in Saint-Jeannet
2014: photos exhibited for "5 senses in blues" at the Jacques Prévert forum in Carros / "genesis of a work", videos of the genesis of the works, with 10 artists in Saint-Jeannet / Exhibition of the PAG (Private Art Gallery) in Gattières / Exhibition "Stories of women" with Chartres Cross Design Gallery in Chartres / Exhibition "Eclectic City", digital art, in Nice, with Lionel Fantini and Renata Szyrocka / Exhibition of artists from Gallery 28 bis, Avignon, theme "Alice in Wonderland" / Exhibition of artists from Cross Design Gallery, Maison du Saumon in Chartres / Exhibition "Support papier", in Tournai sur Dive, with Guillaume Landemaine and 16 artists
2015: Exhibition of the PAG (Private Art Gallery) in Nice, with 9 artists / 7th edition of Met’art morphose du CDG (Cross Design Gallery) in Nogent-le-Roy, with 14 artists / Genesis II with 15 artists from Longo’Art, video exhibition-show in several locations on the French Riviera.
2016: Art in Trun
2017: Exhibition at the Chapel of the White Penitents of Vence for the launch of the Artothèque de Vence / Exhibition Vent’Art in Nice for the launch of the pocket gallery of artists of the French Riviera / Exhibition Art and tolerance in Vence with the villa Matisse le Rêve.
2018: "Dialogue" Muchettiglio - Angelini in Vence / "Livre Longo’Art 2018" in Saint-Jeannet
• 2007 : gagnant du concours Miss Numérique
• 2009 : 3ème au concours « Nikon Passion » et projeté au Salon de la Photo de Paris
• 2015: lauréat du concours "Cannes Photo Awards" 2015.