The Other Art Fair is coming up in a few weeks time and at FAD we thought we would give you an insight/snap shot at some of the great artists who will be showing from the 22nd November this year. The sixth artists is : JBC
1 Is this he first time you will be exhibiting at TOAF ?
2 What will you be exhibiting ?
4 artworks: 2 printed limited series and 2 paintings on canvas.
3 Did you study fine art ? And if you did where did you study ?
No, I have a bachelors degree in Political sciences. I studied fine arts in high school.
4 Which artists have influenced your work ?
In a chronological order : Jean Dubuffet, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Nikki de St Phalle, Erro, Gilbert and George, Pierre et Gilles, Fairey Shepard [Obey].
5. Can you tell us more about your work and what are the main ideas you would like to express?
For a street artist the transition between outdoor and indoor (museum, galleries, fairs…) is not always easy. For that reason I would present something different from what I paste in the streets. My work outdoor (posters) have a clear political dimension (but not partisan). The forms, patterns and messages must be clear in order to easily integrate the urban landscape. For TOAF I would present a different type of work that also nourishes my artistic path. This is composed of baroque and tropical themes as well as graphic techniques that I developed during my daily work as graphic designer.
6. How do you start the process of making work?
I start drawing since I was young (XX years old), but it’s only in the middle of the 2000’s that I started to think about becoming an artist. I had the chance to visit the American continent at different times, and I was inspired to make watercolors in the streets. When I came back in France, I continued to reproduce the landscapes from my own pictures and little by little a true graphic identity grown. Later on, the discover of digital art and street art in 2007, encouraged me to continue and enhance the technique that I developed on the last 5 years.
7. What do you hope to achieve from exhibiting at TOAF?
I would like to find a long term partnership with a Gallery and to pierce the London art scene.
8. What plans do you have after TOAF ?
After TOAF, I will participate to a collective performance in favour of dead homeless. Then I will have a stand in a Street Market in the north of France (Braderie de Roubaix), before flying to Colombia, my wife’s country, where I’m planning to partner with locals street artists.