Château LARRIVET HAUT-BRION // Catherine LACROIX et JONE
The first 15 years of my career were marked by my eagerness to learn the « craft » of the sculptor, following in the tradition of the real « practitioners » of the past, working alongside professional artists. My training was therefore very traditional at first, then as I began to help with monumental pieces I was introduced to some very different techniques and materials, such as casting bronze, working with metals, and in particular with composite materials.
While absorbing these experiences, I also worked in a holiday centre, setting up a workshop for beginners and more advanced students, teaching them to carve directly onto aerated concrete and stone; this workshop has been running every summer for the last 10 years.
« Street artist since 1995, member of Peinture Fraîche, visual artist,
Since his discovery of graffiti coincided with the beginning of his artistic studies, Jone has always endeavoured to fuse the two worlds, in an effort to conceptualise his graffiti creations.
He does not set out to use the exhibition space like the urban environment. Far from it, he has to change it, a simple « copy and paste » is out of the question. His work is enriched with collages, materials, recycled objects, as he creates installations that combine sculptures and paintings, while still retaining an unconventional spirit of appropriation of space. And this is what gives his creations their originality.
Also, the recurring use of black and white enhanced by fluorescent orange gives him his unique and offbeat visual signature. »