Jacques Kédochim, a French painter, began his artistic training at the Atelier de la Vigne in the prestigious Etampes school, directed by Philippe Lejeune. There he discovered the demands of a classical and academic knowledge transmitted in the traditional way, the difficulty but also the exhilarating fulgurating work alla prima.
He then joined the Académie de Port-Royal (formerly the Académie Julian) - from which he graduated Grand Prix in 2015 - where he acquired mastery of composition and color, increased freedom in the transposition of realities and developed his work with materials.
If his portraits and still lifes seduce from the outset by their organic and direct character, it is especially his urban scenes that stand out by the intelligence of their composition.
His series entitled "Urban Mirrors" is particularly bewitching. Between real and unreal, it provokes a disturbing feeling of déjà-vu; the sensation of having already lived the situation painted. Crosswalks, bay windows, lampposts... Like the memory of a previous life, one believes to recognize everything of this landscape reconstituted by superimposed filters where the moving silhouettes become ghostly, where the known is transformed into unknown.
The painter works his compositions by superimposing planes around a focal point, often a character. Then he inserts color, balances the colored masses, adds, removes and replaces visual elements. The motif, the flat tints of color struggle with the figuration and the clear line. The layers accumulate, combine, intertwine to form a unique assembly. The artist digs the buried sense towards memorial refuges where the real rubs shoulders with the approximation, and the deconstruction that of the representation.
The viewer, confronted with the accumulation of planes and the "pictorial disorder" sparse with shimmering colors, walks through the paintings and is caught by their dreamlike and timeless character which inscribes them in a filiation to the themes dear to Edward Hopper.
Jacques KÉDOCHIM is a member of the Taylor Foundation, a member of the Artistes Français and of the Salon d'automne. He is a member of the international movement "Destructuralism Figurative".
-2009-2011 - Artistic training in portrait techniques at the Ecole d'Etampes directed by Philippe Lejeune
2011-2015- Artistic training at the Academy of Port Royal (ex Academy Julian) directed by Arlette Le More and Jean-Maxime Relange.
2016-2017- Training at the Beaux Arts de Paris in Gonzalo Belmonte's studio.
2021- Gallery Ysatis, rue Mazarine in Paris - "Exhibition Rumeurs citadines".
2020- Ysatis Gallery, rue Mazarine in Paris " Exhibition Reflections of Paris ".
2018- Pascal Frémont Gallery, Le Havre " Urban Universe Exhibition ".
2017- Espace Culturel Nelly Rothmann, Créteil- " Exhibition Reflections of the city ".
2016- Gallery Lehalle, Paris " Exhibition Grand Prix Port Royal ".
2022- DF Art Project - Salon du Déstructuralisme Figuratif - Parc Floral de Paris.
2021- Salon d'Automne - Champs Élysées Paris.
2021- Salon Versaillais des Artistes d'île de France - Carré à la Farine de Versailles
2020- Salon Versaillais des Artistes d'île de France - Carré à la Farine de Versailles.
2017- Salon d'Automne - Champs Élysées Paris
2017- Salon des Artistes Français, Art Capital - Grand Palais Paris.
2016- Salon d'Automne, Champs Elysées, Paris.
2016- Salon des Artistes Français, Art Capital - Grand Palais, Paris.
2015- Salon d'Automne, Champs Elysées, Paris.
2015- Salon des Artistes Français, Grand Palais, Paris.
2015- Spring Salon of Dourdan.
2015- Salon l'Artistique de l'Isle Adam.
2015- Grand Marché de l'Art Contemporain de Chatou, 2015
2014- Biennial of the Painters of Etampes in Versailles - Carré à la Farine of Versailles.
2014- Salon d'Automne, Champs Elysées, Paris.
2014-Salon des Artistes Français, Art Capital - Grand Palais, Paris.
2013- Salon d'Automne, Champs Elysées, Paris.
2013- Salon of French Artists, Art Capital - Grand Palais, Paris.
2013- Salon de la Sévrienne des Arts - Sèvres.
2015- Grand Prix Port Royal
2016- Dagnan-Bouveret Prize awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts, Institute of France
2015- Grand Prix Conti of the Salon de l'Isle Adam
2021- First Prize for painting at the Salon Versaillais des Artistes d'ile de France