Jean-Philippe Brunaud

Jean-Philippe Brunaud

Les Lilas, France

About Jean-Philippe Brunaud

Currently living and working in Paris, France.
Actively participating in group and solo exhibitions since 2000.

- What was your first contact with art? What made you want to become an artist?
My father was an art lover and made it his hobby. I saw him do it and I did it with him too. I was going to see exhibitions that would leave a lasting impression on me.

Besides, my best friend's mother was a painter. I bathed in his work daily. For me, being an artist was something normal from a very young age. With this friend, we walked a multitude of paths of creation and among other things, made many paintings with four hands.
But it was with comics that it all started. This is what prompted me to study Applied Arts from high school. Painting as such finds its trigger during the lessons of living models. Rather than working on this exercise in pencil, I quickly chose brushes and ink or paint. I was looking to transcribe the life of the body and not the representation of it. For short exposures, where you had to get to the point in no time, the color and living matter of these mediums was ideal for me.
From this discovery, I started a personal production.

- Are there key themes, messages or theories hidden in your work?
If there is one recurring theme in my work, it is memory. Through 25 years of creation, I have approached this subject consciously or not in various forms. Most of the time working in series, this question of memory found expression in subjects such as the trace, faces and inner bodies (Growing-up series - Family), ghosts (Tired ghosts series), and more today through a set of landscapes (Entre Temps series).

- Can you tell us a bit about your artistic approach? (Style, medium and specific techniques).
I have a real predilection for painting, in its most classic form (painting on canvas). But I also like to work on volume, space and even sound. Realizing an exhibition with my paintings hanging on the wall is interesting but if I can invest a space by creating a complete scenography where I can immerse the spectator, the principle of the exhibition is transformed and becomes really fascinating.

- Can you write a quote / phrase that best represents you as an artist (in your own words, 30 words maximum)?
With the greatest sincerity, I seek to detect, to unravel what is hidden in me, around me, before my eyes, to better see the world in which I live and share it in return.


Graduate of Ecole supérieure des arts appliqués Duperré
Graduate of University Panthéon-Sorbonne (License of plastic arts)



Galerie L’Œil du huit - Paris 9ème
• Galerie Cécile Charron (Paris)
• Galerie Ulrike Petschelt (Kassel - Allemagne)
• Galerie Ulrike Petschelt (Kassel - Allemagne)
• Galerie Cri d'Art (Metz)
• Galerie Châtelet-Victoria - Paris 1er
• Art en Cambresie (Nord - Busigny)
• Academie 25 - Paris 14ème
• Galerie L’Œil du huit - Paris 9ème
• Galerie du Haut-Pavé (Paris 5ème)
• Galerie Châtelet-Victoria - Paris 1er
• Galerie Châtelet-Victoria - Paris 1er
• Galerie L’atelier - Casablanca, Maroc

• Galerie du Haut Pavé - "FACES" (Commissariat Emmanuel Rivière), Paris, France
• La Ruche - "Laniakea" Paris, France
• MOSAÏQUES (Pont-Sainte-Marie - 10)
• Galerie du Haut-Pavé - "Petits formats" (Paris 5ème)
• Artefact -"Small is beautifull" Paris (Paris 4ème)
• Mac Paris (Paris 11ème)
• Le6b - "Vaisseau fantôme" (Saint-Ouen-93)
• "Petits formats" - Galerie du Haut-Pavé (Paris 5ème)
• "METAMORPHOSIS" - Curator of the exhibition with Sandrine Elberg (Pantin)
• "RITES DE PASSAGE" - Galerie Plateforme (Paris)
• Fondation Christian &Yvonne Zervos "CorpssproC" (Vézelay)
• "Collectionner" - Œuvres de la collection Cynorrhodon FALDAC - Mairie du 8ème (Paris 8ème)
• "Les Forges" - Cérilly & St Bonnet de Tronçais (Allier), Résidence au DomaineM
• Galerie du Haut-Pavé - "De rendez-vous en rendez-vous" (Paris 5ème)
• Galerie du Haut-Pavé - "De rendez-vous en rendez-vous" (Paris 5ème)
• "Triptyque" (Salon d'art contemporain d'Angers avec la galerie Catherine et André Hug)
• Salon de Montrouge (Haut de Seine)
• Galerie Nivet-Carzon - "Les malheurs de Sophie" (Paris 6ème) • MacParis (Espace Champerret, Paris 17ème)
• Création de décors de théatre - "Qu'il repose en révolte ou le procès imaginaire de Marie H." de Francis Beaucourt • Galerie L’Œil du huit - Paris 9ème
• Mac2005 (Espace Champerret, Paris 17ème) • Art en Cambresie (Nord, Cambrai)
2004 • Grand prix de peinture de Saint Grégoire (Île et Vilaine)
• Rencontres internationales d’art contemporain de Chizé (Deux-Sèvres)
• Galerie Maragall - Barcelone, Espagne
• Galerie L’Œil du huit - Paris 9ème - 3ème prix
• "EXPOCOLOR" - Galerie Châtelet-Victoria - Paris 1er
• Festival Franco-Anglais de poésie - S.C.A.M (Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia), Paris 8ème
• Exposition collective franco-belge de la Jeune Chambre Economique de Paris - Centre Culturel De Bottelarij, Bruxelles, Belgique
• Galerie Donguy - Paris 11ème