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An emergent and self-taught artist, Jopy trained alone in drawing and painting, instinctively. Living and working near Nîmes in Gard. He perceives art as a window, a mirror. Revealing the sensitivity of the artist, his character, his personality, his reflection.
Jopy likes to create and innovate, so he projects himself in another world, in a universe where the colors are bright and intense. The features are only curved, meaningless. But by assembling them, it forms unique faces, which find their meaning.
These bright colors reflect an ever optimistic personality. Happy when he sees someone stop in front of one of his paintings and smile. If the laughter is contagious, the smile too …
The inspiration always starts with a title. From this title appears the idea in his mind. He lets the latter guide his pencil to shape his drawing. Then he leaves his desire to put the colors on this table and give it life.
“Art is not what you see, but what you show to others”
L’œil de la Galerie
Self-taught in search of elegance, Jopy portrays timeless characters, driven by inspirations as varied as they are surprising.
Art is in his eyes one of the only means of free expression, without dictates or limits. A fabulous terrain of all possibilities, giving free rein to imagination, experimentation and the search for aesthetics. The artist seeks to freeze and create beauty, a notion that is subjective and difficult to reach.
Artist painter in love with color and light, inspired by the fawn currents, impressionists, nabis … Start a new painting is a little start a new story … Jopy likes strong colors, bright and contrasts without for all that, forgetting his quest for a balance between the forms that take shape under the brush and the successive layers of painting.
Then there is this desire to materialize his emotions through faces, in the tradition of a Modigliani. Jopy found in painting, a way not to freeze, but to amplify an emotion to communicate it.
Color and light are always at the center of his research, spontaneity, extreme sensitivity and overflowing creativity characterize the artist and make his work pictorial and plastic what it is. Born out of Free Figuration and Art Brut, his works reflect the need for truth and content, messages and questions, vivacity and freedom.