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Gignac la Nerthe (13), France
Jacques Ristorcelli (alias Risto) studied at the École nationale des beaux-arts de Bourges. He lives and works in Aix-en-Provence.
Among the pioneers of artistic video in the early 1980s, he collaborated for a while on Cahiers du cinéma, then turned to illustration, in parallel with multimedia production.
A faithful heir to pop art, the Bazooka group, and a track companion of American artists such as Raymond Pettibon, Robert Longo and Richard Prince, Ristorcelli draws only from existing images taken from comic books, pulp magazines, prints, popular images and personal photographs. He takes the images, cuts them up, reframes them, molests them, redraws details, assembles them by collage, repeats them...
With these foreign, often stereotypical, impersonal images, Ristorcelli thus orchestrates a kind of inner theatre that is in turn refined, grotesque, romantic and violent. His blog is significantly entitled "Electric Paper Theatre", in reference to aukamishibai (literally "paper theatre"), the modest art of Japanese street storytellers, and the nickname that television sets in Japan received when they appeared: "electric kamishibai".
Screensavers, back and forth.
Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Bourges
Diplôme National Supérieur d
’Expression Plastique -1981-
Specialisation Video Department
2015: Aix Comic Book Festival presentation of the book "Les Écrans"
- Illustrator at United-Arrows - Major ready-to-wear brand - Japan
- Artistic collaboration on the film LE SUMO by Nicolas BARY
2014 : "LES ÉcrANS"
Book on the Japanese Tsunami of 2011 - Edition Matière
2012 : "Throw AN EYE ALL"
Book on Japan, photos and texts
2011: "TOGETHER" Collage Book Color
2011: May - Gallery libertine: Expo
Art on paper/ Brussels
2010: April - Erotic
drawings Expo The first Brussels drawing fair
2010: Workshop in Japan
2010: Dec. "Les dessous chics" Collective
exhibition - Galerie Libertine Brussels
2009: Expo: "Fuveau à l’heure Japonaise"
from 16 to 31 October
with Masumi Yagyu - Ville de Fuveau
2009: Exhibition at La Galerie Libertine : 3 June to 15 October
Brussels - "ÉROTISME ET ART EN ASIE"
with YUJI MORIGUCHI