Jean-Pol d Franqueuil

Jean-Pol d Franqueuil

Chicago, IL, United States

About Jean-Pol d Franqueuil

Born in Paris, I grew up in different parts of the world before moving to the United States which greatly inspired my paintings since. After a successful carrier in political cartooning, I switched to painting as I no longer wanted to be controlled by other people's news but intended to create my own line of events instead. In my works, I try to demonstrate the blending into anonymity of ideas and objects that should otherwise remain in the forefront of our concerns. Like the repeating designs in my paintings that wrap and soften symbols of stark subjects of our global culture, the fabric that envelops our day to day life shrouds our actions, creating a convenient loss of real dialogue and a buffer against the uncomfortable attentions we would otherwise encounter consistently.

Education

Art Deco of Strasbourg, but self-taught in painting.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A. 1989 - Solo Exhibition - "ABC Entertainment Center", Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. 1991 - "Free Flag" painting in "The Permanent Collection of the State of California", U.S.A. 1992 - Solo Exhibition Robert Mondavi Center, Costa Mesa, CA, U.S.A.1992 - Solo Exhibition First Interstate , San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.1993 - "AmerIcons": Solo Exhibition French Alliance of San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. 1993 - "Welcome America" for the Headquarters of International Hellmann Shipping Company, Miami, FL, U.S.A. 1996 - Solo Exhibition Bement, Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A. 1997 - Group Show Berkshire Museum, Berkshire, MA, U.S.A. 2007 - Group Show at the Greene Art gallery, Connecticut, USA 2009 - ShContemporary 2010 with FuXin Gallery, Shanghai, ChinaAugust 2010 - Solo Show at the FuXin Gallery, Shanghai, ChinaMarsh 2010 - Half the Sky Foundation, Hong Kong, China 2011, 2012 - Half the Sky Foundation, London, UK 2012 - One Sky Foundation, Hong Kong, China 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 - One Sky Foundation, Beijing, China 2019.