Jean Claracq


Born in 1991 in Bayonne (France), he lives and works in Paris.

A 2017 graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, he won the 2nd Antoine Marin Prize and the Roger Bataille Painting Prize in 2018.

« Jean Claracq’s painting could be described as painting from the screen as others once painted from nature. In his smooth canvases – which are as reminiscent of the glossiness of glossy photo paper as they are of the even luminosity of the screen’s surface – image culture is omnipresent. Quotations multiply through references to the history of art as well as to the vernacular register. The painting openly displays its relationship to photography, even more so it resorts to one of its most widespread distribution channels: Instagram. » (Audrey Illouz).