Beauty Story published in Punkt magazine — ASIAN BEAUTY ONLY
Publication of the project Sunset Garden in Fisheye Magazine N#37
Exhibition of the Project Sunset Garden in Benaki Museum for Athens Photo Festival
Article about “Sunset Garden” Published in Unseen Platform
A vision of hazy sunsets, lazy afternoons and scculent fruits, freshly plucked from a tree Jacques Brun’s Sunset Garden evokes gut –wrenching nostalgia for summers gone. As with all the artist ‘s Work, the project offers a romantic take on the world, seeking reprieve from the reality of our everyday — a planet damaged beyond repair. As if to restore our connection to Earth, Sunset Garden offers an alternate reality , a rich and seductive depiction of nature. We envision Eden, an untainted paradise. ‘My quest is to search for an ideal that refers directly to nature. Mysteries, utopias and dreams need to resurface. I want to speak in a language without concrete words but with emotional imagination.’ (…)
(…) Baignés d’une lumière douce, les modèles de l’artiste semblent presque irréels. L’illusion s’immisce dans ces scènes utopiques, et dévoile des récits cachés. “J’essaie de faire avouer aux gens, aux choses, aux paysages leurs histoires, confie Jacques Brun. L’imagination permet de voir au-delà du quotidien pour révéler une autre réalité que celle que l’on croit observer “. À l’instar des impressionnistes, le photographe reconstruit des scènes du quotidien avec sa sensibilité personnelle. Sunset Garden, évoque un paradis fictif, magnifié par l’imagination.
Proud to be part of the permanent Art Collection of Credit-Suisse !
Exhinbition Solo Show of my work After Anna — Siamesh Fish — Cosmic Shell
New project on going
It’s an honor to be part of the sponsoring program of ProHelvetia
Proud to be selected and to have the honor to exhibit my work during Art Basel
Cosmic Shell is a studies based on a research that I wrote in “Manifest: Nouvelle Photographie”.The work is about the emancipation from the overflow of images that we have daily access to. In response to this visual congestion, I decided to work on the link between abstraction and the representation of the subject in different visual context.
All the images are taken from my own archive of production where the experience is the main topic.
I was interested in alternative energy, archeology, study of animals, human relationship, scientific vulgarisation or homemade experiences. Cosmic Shell is the result of the links between several kinds of typologies of images and how they interact together in a dialectic and formal way.
I wanted to experiment how the micro and the macro, the representation of the subject and the abstraction, the form and the light are merging around the experience to accentuate a fragmented sight of the world.
The result of this work is like shaking a big encyclopaedia where every subjects are mixed together to creat new connections.
After Anna is a journey made from island to island where I follow my own quest searching for a mysterious fictional woman who is lost at sea. Caught in a fisherman’s net or hidden in a deep maritime cave, I explore, off Sicily, some of the endless possibilities of what could have befallen her. I drew inspiration for my journey from The Odyssey when Ulysses tries desperately to reunite with Penelope, and by the brutal disappearance of Anna in L’Avventura of Antionioni. My journey is situated on the border between the quest of an old myth and a modern investigation that allowed me, in parallel, to look for the roots of my culture. I searched the archaeological artefacts; I dug the belly of the Islands to search for clues. Finally, at the end of my pursuit for the enigmatic woman, I gathered all the real fragments and the imagined ones together for pursuing this woman and asked myself what she really represents.