Jam Despas

Jam Despas

3 fans

MAUGUIO (34), France
18 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

Blizzard
Blizzard
$1,000
Acrylic painting (12 x 16 in)
Caverne
Caverne
$944
Acrylic painting (12 x 16 in)
Spleen et idéal
Spleen et idéal
$667
Mixed media (24 x 32 in)
Eaux vives 2
Eaux vives 2
$889
Oil painting (20 x 28 in)
Eaux vives 1
Eaux vives 1
$889
Oil painting (20 x 28 in)
Le souffle
Le souffle
$667
Oil painting (20 x 24 in)
Réinitialisation
Réinitialisation
$444
Mixed media (20 x 24 in)
Eaux troubles
Eaux troubles
$889
Acrylic painting (47 x 39 in)
L'échapée
L'échapée
$555
Mixed media (35 x 63 in)
La chute
La chute
$1,000
Oil painting (39 x 25 in)
Le ruban
Le ruban
$1,222
Oil painting (29 x 46 in)
Totem
Totem
$1,666
Oil painting (47 x 24 in)
Le grand saut
Le grand saut
$1,555
Oil painting (24 x 31 in)
Prendre racine
Prendre racine
$2,222
Oil painting (29 x 46 in)
Interférence
Interférence
$1,666
Oil painting (24 x 31 in)
Stigmate III
Stigmate III
$2,777
Oil painting (29 x 46 in)
Stigmate II
Stigmate II
Sold
Oil painting (29 x 46 in)
Stigmate I
Stigmate I
Sold
Oil painting (29 x 46 in)

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