Jean-Luc Blanc

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Exhibition View, The Crime Was Almost Perfect, Jean Luc Blanc and Teresa Margolles, Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2014. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn.
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Exhibition View, Passage du Pinceau, Jean Luc Blanc and Clément Rodzielskii, Goton Paris, 2017. Photo: Gina Folly.
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Exhibition View, Passage du Pinceau, Jean Luc Blanc and Clément Rodzielskii, Goton Paris, 2017. Photo: Gina Folly.
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Exhibition View, Partition des Passions, Espace GRED, Nice, 2014. Photo: Tony Barthélémy.
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Exhibition View, The Witching Hour, le Quartier, centre d’art contemporain de Quimper, 2014. Photo: Jarle Wæhler.
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Exhibition View, TU ME FERAS PLAISIR, 2009, Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Art: Concept. photo : Rebecca Fanuele
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Exhibition View, TU ME FERAS PLAISIR, 2009, Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Art: Concept. photo : Rebecca Fanuele
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Michael, 2018, tondo, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.) Photo: Jonathan Martin
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Exhibition View, Les Femmes de Trente Ans, 2015, Galerie Art: Concept. Photo: Dorine Potel
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Installation View, Divided We Stand, Wall Painting, 2018, Busan Biennale. Courtesy of the Artist and Busan Biennale.
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Tell me more, 2013, pencil on paper, 40 x 30 cm (15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.) Photo: Edouard Fraipont
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Second Union of parallelism Brothers, 2013, pencil on paper, 40 x 30 cm (15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.) Photo: Edouard Fraipont
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Never more all the Truth, 2013, pencil on paper, 40 x 30 cm (15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.) Photo: Edouard Fraipont
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Long time ago while I was waiting Mum, 2013, pencil on paper, 40 x 30 cm, (15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.) Photo: Edouard Fraipont
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Butcher Karma or Tudo Bom, 2013, pencil on paper, 40 x 30 cm (15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.) Photo: Edouard Fraipont
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After 70 days in Yellow Hell, 2013, crayon sur papier, 40 x 30 cm, (15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.) Photo: Edouard Fraipont
jean-luc blanc, Sans titre, 2000, pencil on paper, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.
Sans titre, 2000, pencil on paper, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.
jean-luc blanc, Sans titre, 1997, pencils on paper, 12 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.
Sans titre, 1997, pencils on paper, 12 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.
Sans titre, 1996, pencils on paper, polyptych of 13 drawings, 42 x 30 cm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in each
Sans titre, 1996, pencils on paper, polyptych of 13 drawings, 42 x 30 cm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in each
Sans titre, 1997, oil and pencil on paper, polyptych of 8, 42 x 30 cm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in each, private collection, Paris
Sans titre, 1997, oil and pencil on paper, polyptych of 8, 42 x 30 cm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in each, private collection, Paris
Sans titre, 1999, oil and pencil on paper, polyptych of 9, 42 x 30 cm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in each, Frac Haute-Normandie collection, Sotteville lès Rouen
Sans titre, 1999, oil and pencil on paper, polyptych of 9, 42 x 30 cm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in each, Frac Haute-Normandie collection, Sotteville lès Rouen

Biography:
Jean-Luc Blanc was born in 1965 in Nice. He lives and works in Paris. He questions the place occupied by images and more particularly the representation of the human figure, as well as the way in which the artist deals with it both in his choice of colors and in the construction of his drawing. By their occasional coarseness, the works often manage to undergo a process of de-subjectivism and break free from the average editing processes of contemporary imagery; redefining the idea of desire by operating a detachment between his subject and its context while at the same time introducing a notion of absurdity. Jean- Luc Blanc’s work is also built around notions of time, inscribes his characters within a slow and repetitive temporality punctuated by the slow and repetitive brushstrokes that he applies to the canvas.

In 2009, the CAPC in Bordeaux gave him carte blanche for his Opera Rock; the same year he had a solo show at Art : Concept in Paris. In 2004 his work was showed as a solo show at the MAMCO. Recently he took part to several group shows like The Crime was Almost Perfect at the Witte de With in Rotterdam (2014) or L’Heure des Sorcières at the Quartier in Quimper (France). In 2013 he participated to the Pléiades at Les Abattoirs in Toulouse and to the exhibition L’Arbre de Vie at Le Collège des Bernardins, Paris. In 2011, we found him again at the CAPC for Sociétés Secrètes exhibition.

His work is featured in the following public collections: MAMCO, Geneva; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; FRAC Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne; FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille; FRAC Haute Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen; FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; Domaine départemental de Chamarande.

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Jean-Luc Blanc, faux-roman visage

Jean-Luc Blanc, faux-roman visage, exhibition catalogue, Art : Concept gallery, 2014, Paris, 64 p.

Texts: Judicaël Lavrador, Aurélia Bourquard
Translation: Frieda Schumann
Thanks: Bettina, Jonathan, Mimosa & Florian
Exhibition views and portraits : Dorine Potel
Design: Charlotte Collin & Jonathan Martin
Layout: Alix Rozès
Printed by: Imprimerie Snel, Liège
© Art : Concept, the artist, the authors

Nicolas Bourriaud, Jean-Luc Blanc

co-edition Nice, Villa Arson, Art : Concept, Paris, Jennifer Flay, 1993

Jean-Luc Blanc, Opera Rock

Exhibition catalogue, Jean-Luc Blanc, Opéra Rock
CAPC Bordeaux, 5 March – 14 June 2009

Authors: Alex Farquharson, Thierry Jousse, Melvin Moti, Alexis Vaillant
Sternberg Press, 2009

A New Horizon

Art : Concept presents A New Horizon, a collective exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Jean-Luc Blanc, Lothar Hempel and Simon Periton.

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La Femme de trente ans

Curated by Caroline Soyez-Petithomme. Artists exhibited: Jean-Luc Blanc, Whitney Bedford, Judith Bernstein, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Lothar Hempel, Celia Hempton, Hedwig Houben, Tatiana Rihs, Walter Robinson.

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