Born 1950 in France. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg (Germany). He worked for 40 years as a freelance advertising illustrator and painter with a focus on photorealism in Hamburg. In his first creative phases he stayed in Paris and New York. There he worked as assistant to the famous art activist Jean-Paul Goude, which from then on decisively influenced his photorealistic way of working.

Other artists who are inspiring Jean-Pierre‘s works: Richard Estes, John Kacere, Ralph Goings and Edward Hopper.

“For me it’s not a question of competing with the precision of a camera lens and transferring a 1:1 snapshot to the canvas. Rather, I am interested in the possibili- ties of giving the reality of the photo a completely different effect. I am working with color intensities, light reflections and surface structures to create a new reality. The painting enables me to intensify the uniqueness of the moments I captured with the camera and to adapt it to my own ideal.”

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