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Jaccard (Christian)


Christian Jaccard was born in 1939 in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.

He lives and works in Paris.

After having studied at the school of fine arts Paris, Christian Jaccard perturbs very soon the traditional act of painting.

Free of the frame, the canvas, placed on the ground, is printed with the help of what he calls “tools”: natural objects (plants and insects), paper, ribbon. His work thus places him in line with preoccupations close to those of the group Supports/Surfaces.

In the 1970s, Jaccard uses other « tools » like the rope, the string, and, most of all, knots. All these replace the brush, in order to leave their prints on the canvas. He equally burns his paintings thanks to the slow burning fuse, which draws traces on canvases and other mediums through its combustion.

Starting with the year 2000, along with his outdoor works in abandoned places (industrial fallow lands), the question of the painting emancipates itself without denying its origins. His studio thus becomes a nomadic and ephemeral laboratory.



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