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C XXI, 2018 from the Zombie series – mixed media on c-print, 280 x 355 mm

Zombie (2018)
Work in progress
Painted chromogenic and silver gelatin prints.

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N IV, 2018 – Zombie series
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N IX, 2018 – Zombie series
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N II, 2018 – Zombie series
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C IX, 2018 – Zombie series
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C VI, 2018 – Zombie series
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C X, 2018 – Zombie series
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Recycle 8, 2015 from the Prelude series – archival pigment print, 650 x 810 mm

Prelude (2014-2017)
Fifty Six photographs
Prelude is the first opus of Lepage’s recycled works.

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Recycle 27, 2016 from the Prelude series
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Recycle 11, 2014 from the Prelude series
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Recycle 24, 2015 from the Prelude series
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Recycle 12, 2014 from the Prelude series
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Recycle 17, 2014 from the Prelude series
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Recycle 29, 2017 from the Prelude series
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Recycle 55, 2017 from the Prelude series
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Recycle 6, 2015 from the Prelude series
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Recycle 37, 2017 from the Prelude series

Jean-François Lepage is now represented in Paris, France by Agathe Gaillard gallery and in Budapest, Hungary by TOBE gallery.

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Claudia – Laura Urbinati campaign, 1987
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Claudia – New-York Woman magazine, 1987
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Self-Portrait with Dorothée – Vogue UK, 1996

Jean-François Lepage’s photography is produced on a knife’s edge: after the photo shoot, the photographer’s hand often comes back to deconstruct and interfere with the body’s anatomy, cutting the negative to build a new, multiple image. The artist willingly speaks of « his material », not so much about the realm of reality, but the material of the negative or positive itself; hands on in the gelatine, like a paintbrush in oil and pigments. From these cut, multiplied, recomposed faces and bodies, a complex identity suddenly rises to the surface. The character’s individuality emerges and creates an oscillatory wave that disturbs the peaceful surface of the image, causing it to waiver between seduction and repulsion, sophistication and brutality. This painter-photographer proclaims his love for colour and, though the palette has gradually changed over the decades, there is one colour that returns constantly as a leitmotif. It is a fiery, blood-coloured red, the colour of life flowing out of the engraved surface of the image.

Raphaëlle Stopin
Extract from Open-heart Surgery published
in Jean-François Lepage’s first monograph
MOONLIGHT ZOO – Prestel Publishing, May 2015.

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Bandō Tamasaburō V in Tokyo – Jill magazine, 1984
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L’Ange, le Diable, la Reine, Le couteau et la Mort, 1993
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Man without hands – Another Man magazine, 2006
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Untitled – Vogue Pelle, 1985
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Untitled – Vogue Pelle, 1985
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Untitled, early 80s – ink on paper
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Jeune Femme schizophrène, 1987 – pencil on paper
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Leslie – Per Lui magazine, 1984
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Nina Hagen – music album covers, 1989
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Mission DATAR « les Quatre Saisons du Territoire », 1988
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Mission DATAR « les Quatre Saisons du Territoire », 1988
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Mission DATAR « les Quatre Saisons du Territoire », 1988
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Danseuse 3, 1987 – pencil on paper
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Couleurs, 1989 – pencil and gouache on paper
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VII, 1985-2018 – 8X10 series
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Untitled – Masaki Matsushima campaign, 1998
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Untitled – Masaki Matsushima campaign, 1998
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Dorothée – View on Colour magazine, 1999
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Hell & Paradise – Spoon magazine, 1998
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Ink on paper with Nuage Lepage, 2007
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Dovile – 7000 magazine, 2013

Articles:
IMA Magazine (JP) | New Dawn Paper (NL) | DAZED (UK) | TIME Magazine (USA)

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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)

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LV, 2017 – 8X10 series – pigment maker on large format Polaroid, 215 X 275 mm