Gignac la Nerthe, Provence, France
About Jacques Ristorcelli
Jacques Ristorcelli (aka Risto) studied at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Bourges. He lives and works in Aix-en-Provence. Among the pioneers of artistic video in the early 1980s, he collaborated for a time at the Cahiers du cinema, and then devoted himself to illustration, in parallel to the multimedia realization. Ristorcelli, a faithful heir to pop art, of the Bazooka group, a companion of American artists such as Raymond Pettibon, Robert Longo and Richard Prince, draws only from existing images taken from comic books, pulp magazines, engravings, Popular images, personal photographs. He seizes the images, cuts them, crops them, mishaps them, redesigns the details, assembles them by collage, repeats them ... With these strange, often stereotyped, impersonal images, Ristorcelli orchestrates a sort of inner theater, refined, grotesque, romantic and violent. His blog is entitled "Théâtre de papier électrique", in reference to aukamishibai (literally "paper theater"), this modest art of Japanese street storytellers, and the nickname that came to the television sets in Japan : "Electric kamishibai". Screen papers, back and forth.
National School of Fine Arts of Bourges
Higher National Diploma
Of Plastic Expression -1981-
2015: Festival of Bd d'Aix presentation of the book "Les ÉCRANS"
- Illustrator at United-Arrows - Great ready-to-wear brand - Japan
- Artistic collaboration on the film LE SUMO DE Nicolas BARY
2014: "THE SCREENS"
Japanese Tsunami Book 2011 - Matter Edition
2012: "STAY A EYE AT ALL"
Book on Japan, photos and texts
2011: "ENSEMBLE" Collage Book Color
2011: May - Gallery libertine: Expo
Art on paper / Brussels
2010: April - Expo erotic drawings
The first Brussels drawing fair
2010: Workshop in Japan
2010: Dec. "the chic underwear"
Collective exhibition - Galerie Libertine Brussels
2009: Expo: "Fuveau in the Japanese time"
October 16 to 31
With Masumi Yagyu - City of Fuveau
2009: Exhibition at La Galerie Libertine: 3 June to 15 October
Brussels - "EROTISM AND ART IN ASIA"
With YUJI MORIGUCHI
2009: Personal exhibition gallery "Rien" Aix en Provence