About Jean-François Lepage
Recycle 8, 2015 from the Prelude series

Some of Jean-François Lepage’s most recent work can be seen on Instagram
If you wish to get more informations or receive a Pdf of Lepage’s photographs feel free to send an email to: lepage.info@gmail.com

Prelude (2014-2017)
Fifty Six photographs
Prelude is the first opus of Lepage’s recycled works.
A book of the Prelude series will be published in the second semester 2018.
The series Adagietto started in 2016 and Variations in 2017 are the second and third opus and will complete the trilogy.

About Jean-François Lepage
Recycle 29, 2016 from the Prelude series
About Jean-François Lepage
Recycle 11, 2014 from the Prelude series
About Jean-François Lepage
Recycle 24, 2015 from the Prelude series
About Jean-François Lepage
Claudia – Laura Urbinati campaign, 1987
About Jean-François Lepage
Claudia – New-York Woman magazine, 1987
About Jean-François Lepage
Self-Portrait with Dorothée – Vogue UK, 1996

Jean-François Lepage (b.1960) is a photographer whose working methods are closer to that of a painter. His paradoxically alluring and disquieting photographs bare evidence to a process in which he physically cuts, draws and works into their surface to intricately evolve and brutally deconstruct the original image. Lepage’s intuitive approach to the image-making process is cathartic. “I’m like a surgeon who faces his patient with lucidity and commitment but with the absolute certitude that the only person I can really save is — myself.” Over the past three and a half decades, since his first published images appeared in Depeche Mode, he has chosen to work for editorial and advertising clients, while taking time — including a 13-year period of abstinence from commercial environs — to pursue his art through painting in a purer form (1988-2000). Subsequently, Lepage has maintained his distinctive voice as his imagery has evolved. In 2014 he has begun to pull away from fashion. He is currently making new work, recycling photographs from his archive to build new pictures — finding his palette by cutting up outtakes from his old shoots of now discontinued 8×10, 891 Polaroid from the 1990s – to create work which he describes as still “photographic but more abstract.” Lepage has shaped his own extraordinary and singular world. And through his unique, uncompromising vision – and darkness – he has delivered enlightenment.

Phil Bicker — TIME LightBox
Extract from the preface to Moonlight Zoo
Jean-François Lepage’s first monograph
published by PRESTEL in May 2015.

About Jean-François Lepage
Bandō Tamasaburō V in Tokyo – Jill magazine, 1984
About Jean-François Lepage
L’Ange, le Diable, la Reine, Le couteau et la Mort, 1993
About Jean-François Lepage
Man without hands – Another Man magazine, 2006
About Jean-François Lepage
Hell & Paradise – Spoon magazine, 1998
About Jean-François Lepage
Ink on paper with Nuage Lepage, 2007
About Jean-François Lepage
Dovile – 7000 magazine, 2013

Some more articles:
IMA Magazine (JP) | New Dawn Paper (NL) | DAZED (UK)

About Jean-François Lepage
Art Paris Art Fair 2016 – Grand Palais, Paris

Recent Solo Exhibitions

2016 – Prelude (Part I) — Brugge Photo Festival / 44 Gallery / Brugge, Belgium
2016 – Prelude (Part I) — Fotoistanbul / International Photography Festival / Istanbul, Turkey
2016 – Solo Show — Art Paris Art Fair / Grand Palais / Galerie Madé / Paris, France
2015 – Prelude (Part I) — The Ravestijn Gallery / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015 – Prelude (Part I) — Galerie Madé / Paris, France
2014 – Memories From The Future – Galerie Quai 26 / Lille, France
2014 – Memories From The Future – Festival International of Photography / Rishon Lezion, Israël
2014 – Memories From The Future – Galerie Madé / Paris, France
2013 – Memories From The Future – 28th Festival International of Fashion and Photography / Hyères, France

Recent Group Exhibitions

2016 – Transcendent Diy — Biennale De L’image Possible / Liège, Belgium
2016 – L’autre Visage — Centre Photographique / Pôle Image / Rouen, France
2016 – The Summer Show — The Ravestijn Gallery / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012 – Color – Camera Work Gallery / Berlin, Germany

Art & Photography Fairs

2016 – Art Paris Art Fair / Grand Palais / Galerie Madé / Paris, France (31 Mar-03 Apr 2016)
2015 – Unseen Photo Fair / Galerie Madé / Amsterdam, The Netherlands (18-20 Sept 2015)
2015 – Photo London / The Ravestijn Gallery / London, United Kingdom (21-24 May 2015)
2014 – Unseen Photo Fair / Galerie Madé / Amsterdam, The Netherlands (18-21 Sept 2014)

Some of Lepage’s most recent works can be seen on Instagram. If you wish to get more informations or receive a Pdf of Jean-François Lepage’s photographs feel free to send an email to: lepage.info@gmail.com.

Prelude (2014-2017)
Fifty Six photographs
Prelude is the first opus of Lepage’s recycled works. A book of the Prelude series will be published in the second semester 2018. The series Adagietto started in 2016 and Variations in 2017 are the second and third opus and will complete the trilogy.

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Jean-François Lepage (b.1960) is a photographer whose working methods are closer to that of a painter. His paradoxically alluring and disquieting photographs bare evidence to a process in which he physically cuts, draws and works into their surface to intricately evolve and brutally deconstruct the original image. Lepage’s intuitive approach to the image-making process is cathartic. “I’m like a surgeon who faces his patient with lucidity and commitment but with the absolute certitude that the only person I can really save is — myself.” Over the past three and a half decades, since his first published images appeared in Depeche Mode, he has chosen to work for editorial and advertising clients, while taking time — including a 13-year period of abstinence from commercial environs — to pursue his art through painting in a purer form (1988-2000). Subsequently, Lepage has maintained his distinctive voice as his imagery has evolved. In 2014 he has begun to pull away from fashion. He is currently making new work, recycling photographs from his archive to build new pictures — finding his palette by cutting up outtakes from his old shoots of now discontinued 8×10, 891 Polaroid from the 1990s – to create work which he describes as still “photographic but more abstract.” Lepage has shaped his own extraordinary and singular world. And through his unique, uncompromising vision – and darkness – he has delivered enlightenment.

Phil Bicker — TIME LightBox
Extract from the preface to Moonlight Zoo
Jean-François Lepage’s first monograph
published by PRESTEL in May 2015.

Some more articles:
IMA Magazine (JP) | New Dawn Paper (NL) | DAZED (UK)

About Jean-François Lepage
Art Paris Art Fair 2016 – Grand Palais, Paris

Recent Solo Exhibitions

2016
Prelude (Part I)
Brugge Photo Festival
44 Gallery
Brugge, Belgium

2016
Prelude (Part I)
Fotoistanbul
International Photography Festival
Istanbul, Turkey

2016
Solo Show
Art Paris Art Fair
Grand Palais
Galerie Madé
Paris, France

2015
Prelude (Part I)
The Ravestijn Gallery
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015
Prelude (Part I)
Galerie Madé
Paris, France

2014
Memories From The Future
Galerie Quai 26
Lille, France

2014
Memories From The Future
Festival International of Photography
Rishon Lezion, Israël

2014
Memories From The Future
Galerie Madé
Paris, France

2013
Memories From The Future
28th Festival of Fashion
and Photography of Hyères
Hyères, France

Recent Group Exhibitions

2016
Transcendent Diy (collective)
Biennale De L’image Possible
Liège, Belgium

2016
L’autre Visage (collective)
Centre Photographique
Pôle Image Haute-normandie
Rouen, France

2016
The Summer Show (collective)
The Ravestijn Gallery
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012
Color
Camera Work Gallery
Berlin, Allemagne

Art & Photography Fairs

2016
Art Paris Art Fair
(31 Mar-03 Apr 2016)
Grand Palais
Galerie Madé
Paris, France

2015
Unseen Photo Fair
(18-20 Sept 2015)
Galerie Madé
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015
Photo London
(21-24 May 2015)
The Ravestijn Gallery
London, United Kingdom

2014
Unseen Photo Fair
(18-21 Sept 2014)
Galerie Madé
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

About Jean-François Lepage
8×10 series – LV, 2017 – Pigment maker on large format Polaroid, 21.5 X 27.5 cm