On May 12, at 11:00, the Atelier Jungwirth in Graz, Austria, is hosting the vernissage of an exhibition by Jean Michel Fauquet. The works remain on display up until August 25.
To define the French artist as a photographer would only be half the truth. He is also an artist of light, illustrator, painter and sculptor – except that he uses photography to complete this.
Fauquet was born in Lourdes in 1950 and lives today in Paris. He has been perfecting his artistic concepts over the last three decades. During his outings and forays, he collects a variety of materials, such as cardboard, and uses them to create sculptures. He then takes photos, which he paints over with a thin layer of dark, oil paint. No two pictures are alike, yet they all have, to a certain extent, an organic character. In addition to this sculptural art, Fauquet paints landscapes and portraits, and these pictures also have a unique imagery.
Fauquet’s pictures are now found in the collections of the great French museums. In addition, he has published twenty books and catalogues, has been involved in various film projects, and his pictures have appeared in solo exhibitions in countries such as France, Norway, Germany, the USA, Japan, Taiwan and the Netherlands.
Further information available at: Atelier Jungwirth