About Jean-Luc

I was born in Nantes, France. My father was an architect. I grew up surrounded by his work and his passion for Van Gogh, Picasso and Degas.

I moved to Paris and had the chance to meet the well-known film director, Marcel Carne (“The Children of Paradise”). He encouraged me and helped me to use my creativity to express myself until his death.

My pen and ink work is like a “search of a lost time.” Through the details of a door, a street, a monument or a Parisian scene, I capture the early European Architecture of the 16th-19th centuries.

I moved to the USA. The shock between the old and the new continents marked my transition to a new medium. From the desert of Arizona to the ocean of Florida, I have been inspired to use oil paint and deep, intense colors.

Lately, the work of M.C. Escher has influenced me to come back to my first love. In the “cube”, I incorporate architecture to create 3-dimensional geometric drawings in black and white.

One of my latest works, “Megalopolis”, is a perfect fusion of my passions. I used ink and colors to express my vision of the metallic, flamboyant, glassy texture of large American cities. To this day, I am still fascinated by mixing colors and texture.