Born 1991 in Bayonne, France.
Lives and works in Anglet, France.
Inspired by Lugdunum’s architecture and collections, Jean Claracq’s three paintings are trompe-l’oeil depictions of lacerated posters similar to those on billboard sites in the contemporary landscape. Like archaeological strata, the layers of the images, disturbed by multiple tears, throw up fresh associations between figures from digital culture and those from the classical tradition. Entitled Carpe Diem after the car’s number plate (KR-P10-M), the work confronts a combustion engine car with a quote from Edward Bernays’ book Propaganda (1928), which explores the desires associated with industry and the capitalist economy.
Also on view in The many lives and deaths of Louise Brunet at the macLYON.
Commission for the 16th edition of the Lyon Biennale
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Sultana
With the support of Galerie Sultana
LUGDUNUM - Museum & Roman Theaters