Jazzu is a French artist born in 1983. A former special education teacher, painting comes to him as an outlet, a way to express what he feels in his daily life, because it is his emotions that he paints. It goes from his reaction to current events, through the music he listens to in his studio, or his family life with his two children, everything comes to him instinctively. He identifies a lot with the Cobra movement, an artistic movement created in reaction to the quarrel between abstraction and figuration. It results from a perfect mix between Dubuffet, Keith Haring and Basquiat. This free, raw, spontaneous painting, in addition to being the heir to the cave paintings of the first men, can also be seen as a tribute to the style of urban art, that of graffiti, tags, street art, insubordinate and revolutionary cries, insubordinate actions. Jazzu takes hold of the canvas like a graffiti artist of his wall. He marks his territory, he immortalizes his ideology and his positions. He makes visible his feelings about the world in an anarchic and dreamlike way. On his works, we see faces, bodies of women and men, animals, symbols, words, letters, numbers. He conceives his paintings as mirrors. When the viewer is in front of a painting, he must be struck by his reflection, it must provoke a dialogue and an emotion. The calligraphic writings, the variations of the tracings, the hand marks, the scribbles, the use of a diversified color palette and the symbols gathered by the artist summon the sensitivity of a collective memory. The aesthetics of the canvases is characterized by a desire for “allover”, the subject of the painting seems to extract itself from the shackles of the painting, to continue beyond the limits of the frame into the off-field. This technique makes the artist’s productions dynamic and lively, the rhythm of which seems to be set by the hazards, unforeseen events and overflows of our daily lives. Jazzu’s works are numerous, powerful and all different. If you wish to acquire one of his works, the Charron gallery offers you its catalog, so that you can discover the extent of his talent.Discover
Alchemy – Jazzu’s brushstrokes seem to be guided not only by his instincts, but also by messages, observations and relevant reflections on our times. Abstract in form and composite in colour, the artist’s work captures the complexities of our society. DISCOVER
The month of February is dedicated to Art Karlsruhe where from 13 to 16.02 you can find the works of our artists in Hall 2: Beatriz Guzman Catena, Cy Twombly, László Lakner, Jan Voss, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Andreas Lau, Golnaz Afraz, Max Neumann, Hanna Sidorowicz, Gaspard Noël, Yoann Ximenes, Anne Boille, Georges Noël, Alexandre Bour, Mickael Doucet, Jazzu and Jules Andrieu.
Ecce Homo : Wherever the spectator is when he is visually confronted with the productions of the painter Jazzu, he suddenly has the impression of being parachuted into a spatio-temporal sphere and of being part of this gang of young teenagers discovering the cave paintings of the Lascaux caves. The creations of this adventurous artist are rich, dense, meaningful in the manner of the written expression of the first men. In a free and fusional way, the artist transfigures on the canvas the feelings of his human condition. We see faces, bodies of women and men, animals, symbols, words, letters, numbers. In Jazzu’s paintings – in the manner of Champollion discovering hieroglyphics – the common man scrutinises these elements with reminiscence, allowing him to construct his own mythologies. The calligraphic writings, the variations of the tracings, the hand marks, the doodles, the use of a diversified colour palette and the symbols brought together by the artist summon the sensitivity of a collective memory. Some may see references to history – historical but also artistic, allusions to contemporary current events, while others may project their personal stories. This free, raw, spontaneous painting, in addition to being the heir to the rock paintings of the first men, can also be seen as a tribute to the style of urban art, that of: graffiti, tags, street-art, rebellious and revolutionary cries, insubordinate actions. Jazzu seizes the canvas like a graffiti artist takes it from his wall. He marks his territory, he immortalizes his ideology and his positions. He makes visible his feelings towards the world in an anarchic and dreamlike way. The aesthetics of the canvases is characterised by a will to “all-over”, the subject of the painting seems to extract itself from the shackles of the painting, to continue beyond the limits of the frame in the off-field. This technique energises and brings to life the artist’s productions whose rhythm seems to be set by the hazards, the unexpected and the overflows of our daily lives. Following the example of his counterpart Basquiat, Jazzu’s canvases are of different formats, the tradition of perspective and depth is scorned in favour of a flat experimentation of the central subject of the painting, the claw of the drawing is fast, impulsive, emancipated, varied and the themes are inspired by the veracious and voracious aspects of life. Jazzu is one of those modern artists whose so-called simplicity in using painting as an outlet continues to make people dream.
For our second participation at Art Elysées Paris from 19 to 23.10, we focused on a relevant dialogue between the works of our artists; an initiative that was welcomed by a large number of visitors and collectors! Artists exhibited during the fair: Andreas lau, Alexandre Bour, Manfred Hamm, Sabine Christmann, Vicenta Valenciano, Rayk Goetze, Cy Twombly, Jazzu, Mickael Doucet, Gilles Compain, Walter Stöhrer and Mathieu Nozieres.
French painter born in 1983, Jazzu is the signature of a self-taught artist whose modesty borders on shyness. Jazzu paints as he breathes, beyond filiations, currents and codes. It is therefore probably the vitality and sincerity of his gesture, which has already led gallery owners and salesmen to make his paintings cohabit with those of Combas or Speedy Graphito. No posture in his painting, no premeditation, Jazzu is an instinctive who works on the feeling in an alchemy of colours and materials dictated by his subjects. Carried by the need to translate what he perceives of the cultural and political current events of our time, one could say of his painting that it is raw in the primitive sense of the act yet it knows how to be sensual in texture, sometimes even epidermal, so much human in the line.
The previous year was such a success that we have decided to renew our participation in the Swiss contemporary art fair Kunst Zurich which will take place from 26 to 30.10. where we will present on our 70m2 stand the works of our painters, sculptors and photographers: Manfred Hamm, Stephanie de Rouge, Rayk Goetze, Jesper Blader, Mickael Doucet, Quentin Carnaille, Jazzu, Stani, Arman, Christo and Jeanne-Claude.