Acrylic on wood
Dimensions: 67cm (H) x 67cm (W) x 3.5cm (D) / 26.4" (H) x 26.4" (W) x 1.4" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
The approach in typography is the space between each character. For this new series that I call Approches, it's a different way of approaching poetry, of rubbing shoulders with it. After having followed side roads this marks my return to the practice of typography, I add texts, poems. It is nevertheless part of the logical continuation of the wall sculptures and is presented as an extension of the previous works. I now use the letters in freedom of combinations to create a new writing made of cutouts, juxtapositions, reliefs and colors. A singular abstraction for the happiness of the words that it liberates, frames and protects at the same time.
Unframed: 60 x 60 cm
Framed: 67 x 67 cm
Hometown: Le Langon
Based in: Paris
Artist, graphic designer, self-taught engraver, born in the Vendée in 1950.
Arrived in Paris in 1968 where he has lived ever since.
It was at this time that an administrative competition destined for a career
But he is quickly attracted by the world of image.
He took evening classes at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré
in Paris. He assiduously frequents museums, galleries and libraries in the capital.
He is strongly influenced by the Bauhaus.
Layout artist at Studio Dufayel, the graphic design and advertising office
and advertising office of Galeries Lafayette in Paris. Under the artistic direction of
Friedmann Hauss and then Jacques Lavaux. Oliviero Toscani and Paolo Roversi are among the photographers who work for the Studio at this time.
Creates Calligram, its own graphic communications consultancy
communications consultancy. His clients include Hachette, Marabout, Jean-Claude Lattès,
Gault-Millau as well as La Bibliothèque Nationale, Nathan Image, GMF, FNAC,
Kenzo, Rodier, Votre Beauté magasine, Jours-de-France haute couture, Thalassa ...
The meeting with the artist Bernard Pras marks a radical change in his life.
in his life, Joël discovers aquagravure. With his long experience in the applied arts, he is now totally involved in the world of contemporary art.
First exhibition of watercolours at the G.M.Arts gallery in Paris.
Creates Aquastamp Paris, an art print shop in aquagravures.
He engraves and prints his own works as well as those of Guillaume Corneille, until the latter's death in 2010, as well as Errò, Peter Klasen, Juan Ripolles, Antonio Ségui, Tony Soulié. He also prints other multiples for Stephan Balkenhol, Bram Bogart, Robert Combas, Raymond Waydelich....
He exhibits his paintings for the first time at the Réalités Nouvelles exhibition in Paris.
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