JM ROBERT was born and raised in Macon and started painting at a very young age.
As a teenager, he mimicked the effects of the patina, marks, damage and wore and tore that he observed on the facades of buildings. Damaged walls and ruins fascinated him and became the source of his inspiration.
He studied at the Métiers d'Art in Paris in graphic design and décor, where he learned and refined his technique, in particular, that of trompe l'oeil.
The Pop Art(twentieth century) and Street Art(contemporary) movements inspire him. He prefers techniques such as graffiti and stencils that are brightly and slightly unreal. Gradually he has developed his style: incisive and compelling graphics.
JM ROBERT paints poetic faces in the style of stencils on abstract backgrounds. He works the environment with gradients effects and patinas, like the surface of an old wall. He uses a coating that he shapes, scratches and scrapes until he gets the desired effect. He then applies bright, fluorescent colours layer by layer. Unpredictable, they seep into the background and cracks of the canvas. He then outlines the shadow of a woman's face, anonymous and fragile. Drawn in pencil first and then with black paint, it is superimposed on the landscape. The design and colour combine to create a portrait with a strong presence and a penetrating gaze.
JM ROBERT searches for his design aesthetics in the ruins of the work. Aged 26, he extends his performance onto other surfaces such as furniture and clothing accessories.
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