Jean-Luc Blanc

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Installation view, "Futur, ancien, fugitif", Palais de Tokyo, 2019-2020. Photo: Aurélien Mole
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Installation view, "Futur, ancien, fugitif", Palais de Tokyo, 2019-2020. Photo: Aurélien Mole
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Jean-Luc Blanc, Tippi Miralda, 2019, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm. Private collection (Paris). Photo: Aurélien Mole
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Jean-Luc Blanc, Rosemary, 2019, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm. Private collection (Paris). Photo: Aurélien Mole.
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Jean-Luc Blanc, Nora Miralda, 2019, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm. Collection Privé (Paris). Photo: Aurélien Mole
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Jean-Luc Blanc, Bouvard et Pécuchet, 2019, Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm. Photo: Margot Montigny
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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, 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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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.
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. He mostly paints portraits but they do not do what portraits are expected to do: reveal a psyche, fix a personality or outline a social type. His subjects are more like phantoms without developed identity or corporeality. Collected from film stills, press cuttings and post-cards, he is drawn to an image as a director is drawn to his star actor. These subjects appear, like actors, void of self in his vividly colored crepuscular world. Thus 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.

His work was recently on show in the exhibition “Future, Former, Fugitive” at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. In 2018 his work was part of the exhibition “Divided we stand” as part of the Busan Biennale in South Korea, and in 2009 the CAPC in Bordeaux gave him carte blanche for his “Opera Rock.” In 2004 his work was showed as a solo show at the MAMCO. Recently he took part in several group shows like Michael On The Wall, at the Grand Palais, Paris (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.

Future, Former, Fugitive – a French scene

Future, Former, Fugitive – a French scene, Palais #30, Palais de Tokyo, Paris/FR, 2019.

The issue 30 of the magazine Palais is published on the occasion of the exhibition “Future, Former, Fugitive,” presented at Palais de Tokyo from 16 October 2019 to 5 January 2020. This exhibition devoted to a French scene is based on an open view of belonging to a land and it escapes from the effects of a tabula rasa dictating that one generation eclipses another. It unites a good forty artists born between the 1930s and the 1990s, but who all live and work in and within their era.

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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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