Jam Despas

Jam Despas

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MAUGUIO (34), France
24 works

Often referred to as "cold beauty" or "exquisite corpse", Jam Despas’ work plays with contrasts of all shapes and represents the body in its most paradoxical aspects. Deliberately dehumanized and freed from all social values (ethnicity, culture, sexuality, clothing...), his painting deconstructs what makes up the physical identity of a body. The more naked he is, the more we discover the coldness of the skin’s material, the psychological violence it conceals. What interests him is above all to understand what the body of his models is made of, what constitutes them, what builds them and sometimes even deconstructs them. A memory, a feeling, an emotion, in short what he calls "the act of the sublime" are often the starting point of his paintings.

Passionate about drawing from an early age, Jam Despas trained at university in five years. He quickly specialized in body representation by taking anatomy, performance and sculpture courses. It is through his encounters and a sociological study conducted in 2015 that he will understand that the body is the major challenge of our contemporary society. A teacher since 2017, he also teaches based on the notion of the body, its limits and expressive possibilities.

2013 : Licence in Digital Arts and Creations (Valenciennes)

2015: Master of Contemporary Plastic Practices (Montpellier)

2016: Master’s Degree in Education specialising in Plastic Arts (Montpellier)

2018: "Prix Saint Jacques", Saint-Julien de Cassagnas, France

2017: "Contemporary visions", Saint-Julien de Cassagnas, France

2017: "The art of the nude", Sauzet, France

2016: "Sublime", Montpellier, France

Jam Despas's artwork

Déchue
Déchue
$2,800
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Stigmate III
Stigmate III
$3,359
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Ô éros
Ô éros
$336
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Ô ténèbres
Ô ténèbres
$336
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Ô blizzard
Ô blizzard
$336
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Ô vives
Ô vives
$3,359
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Ô balafre
Ô balafre
$1,008
Mixed media (50 x 60 cm)
Ô troubles
Ô troubles
$2,240
Acrylic painting (120 x 100 cm)
Ô échappée
Ô échappée
$1,120
Mixed media (90 x 160 cm)
Fragment I
Fragment I
$1,120
Oil painting (100 x 63 cm)
Totem I
Totem I
$1,792
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Totem II
Totem II
$2,240
Oil painting (116 x 60 cm)
Ô prémisse
Ô prémisse
$2,240
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Ô racines
Ô racines
$2,240
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Ô chimère
Ô chimère
$2,688
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Stigmate IV
Stigmate IV
$3,359
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Fragment IV
Fragment IV
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Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Fragment III
Fragment III
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Oil painting (60 x 100 cm)
Totem IV
Totem IV
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Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Totem III
Totem III
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Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Ô guerrier
Ô guerrier
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Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Ô spleen et idéal
Ô spleen et idéal
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Mixed media (61 x 81 cm)
Stigmate II
Stigmate II
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Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Stigmate I
Stigmate I
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Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)

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