Jean-Luc Blanc was born in 1965 in Nice.
The matrix of Jean-Luc Blanc’s artistic project is articulated around an unalterable procedure that gives his works their ambiguous character. Like his drawings, the paintings he has made since 2000 are based on a practice of reappropriation. First, the artist collects a corpus of images found from different visual sources (cinema, magazines, press articles, postcards, adverts or lately Serge Diakonoff’s face paintings). He then repaints these patterns on a large canvas by isolating them.
The artist recently presented several large scale paintings and drawings in the exhibition ‘Future, Former, Fugitive’ at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019-2020). In 2018, he presented his work in the exhibition ‘Divided We Stand’ for the Busan Biennale in South Korea and in 2009 the CAPC Bordeaux gave him a ‘carte blanche’ for his Opera Rock. In 2004, his work was shown at the MAMCO Geneva. He recently participated in the exhibitions DUST : The Plates of the Present, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2020); Milléniales. Peintures 2000 – 2020, FRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux (2020).
His work is part of numerous public collections among which: MAC VAL – Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne / FR; MAMCO, Geneva ; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris ; FRAC Artothèque Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Limoges; FRAC Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne; FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille ; FRAC Haute Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen; FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; Domaine départemental de Chamarande.