Updated: Mar 14, 2019
JM Robert was born and raised in Macon and started painting at a very young age.
As a teenager, he mimicked the effects of the patina, marks, damage and wear and tear that he observed on the facades of buildings. Damaged walls and ruins fascinated him and became the source of his inspiration.
He studied at the MéRers d'Art in Paris in graphic design and décor, where he learned and refined his technique, in particular, that of trompe l'oeil.
The Pop Art & Street Art movements inspire him. He prefers techniques such as graffiti & stencils that are brightly and slightly unreal. Gradually he has developed his own style: incisive & powerful graphics.
He paints poetic faces on abstract backgrounds. He works the background with gradients effects and patinas, like the surface of an old wall. He uses a coating that he shapes scratches and scrapes until he gets the desired effect. He then applies bright, fluorescent colors layer by layer. Unpredictable, they seep into the background and cracks of the canvas. He then outlines the shadow of a woman's face, anonymous and fragile. Drawn in pencil first and then with black paint, it is superimposed on the landscape. The design and color combine to create a portrait with a strong presence and a penetrating gaze.
His portraits of young woman represent true femininity. Essential and sensible themes are absolutely stunning. Reflexion blurs the line between street art and fine art. He had one of the craziest experiences that he truly enjoyed in Hong Kong few years ago while he was given freedom to do live performance in front of the gallery he exhibited at. “What I like in this profession is the freedom!”- freedom to create, that what he lives for.
He had many solo shows, auctions, his gorgeous portraits well known all over Europe, Asia and now America.
"I come from a small country town, there are a lot of thing that happened at an artistic level but I soon moved to Paris for my studies in painting and decoration to enrich my culture and impregnate myself with the atmosphere of a big city like Paris. There’s huge exposure. I tried to see the maximum."
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