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 Michael On The Wall, at the Grand Palais, Paris (2018); Divided We Stand, The Busan Biennale, Busan (2018); The Crime was Almost Perfect at the Witte de With, Rotterdam (2014); L’Heure des Sorcières at the Quartier, Quimper; Pléiades at Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (2013); L’Arbre de Vie, Le Collège des Bernardins, Paris (2013); and Sociétés Secrètes, CAPC, Bordeaux (2011).
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.