Jean-Marie Gitard, a.k.a Mr Strange is a French artist born in 1964 who lives in the south of France.
After studying History of Art and with a fairly classic approach as a painter, Mr Strange, very largely inspired by surrealism and carried by a curious and inventive personality, gradually moved away from classical painting into polymorphic forms, mixing painting and sculpture, this is the period of "spictures".
His artistic evolution leads him to take on the digital medium which allows him to dive deep in his internal universe and to take a look at the world which surrounds him without limitations, this is what he calls his photo manipulations.
Hybridization, the logic of the absurd, subversion, are the artist's favorite starting points. From birth to death, from the individual to society, without sparing anyone. Mr Strange handles surrealism with a certain mockery, and proposes sometimes poetic, sometimes caustic but always a sharp view on the world.
It's what I do that allows me to find what I'm looking for.
So the more I do, the more I find!
A take on a world that is upside down.
Artist listed on Artprice plateform.
Just listed in the book:
"The 30 artists 2021" edited by the Occitanie region (south of France).
I have just exceeded one million views on my Artmajeur site.
An exhibition at the Venice Arsenale between late March and early April 2018 with a work in the final (The Red Dice).
Then, I will be visible in Paris bastille from 7 to 10 June 2018 at the contemporary art fair at the Bastille Design Center space where I will present 6 works.
Then I will exhibit 2 works at the Palazzio Ca'Zanardi (Venice) at IT'S LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival ("Bodies exhibition") from May 25 to July 12, 2018.
I will also be present with 4 works at the Villa Monastero in Varenna (Contempory Art Exhibition) from June 16 to 30, 2018.
From 12 to 23 January 2019, I am invited to Barcelona's Esart Gallery to exhibit one of my works (L'homme Penché) at their 20th International Art Exhibition.
Exhibition in Toulouse at "Art Toulouse Expo" in April.
I will be in Sanary-Sur-Mer at the end of August for an outdoor exhibition; "Suspended Art".
Regularly present on the Catawiki auction platform under my artist name Mr Strange.
Managed by the Poulpik Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria.