Born in Paris in 1992, Jean-Baptiste Lagadec is a french painter who graduated from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art in 2016.
Part of the Clyde&Co 2017 Art Award as well as the Associate’s Program Studio Program, he is now living and working in London. Coming from a digital practice, Jean-Baptiste playfully seeks alternatives to the screen, responding to certain codes of the digital conception of images, with tangible means, in an effort towards an empirical actualization of this new cultural in heritage within the timeless history of painting. He believes the subject and the object of the painting practice are one; tableaux tell or hide the history of their making, inviting the viewer to a formal investigation of their surface. Jean-Baptiste seeks to widen the scope of his pictorial research by overlooking at the materialistic conditions of emergence of the pictorial gesture.
“ Matter conditions all technique ” A. Leroi-Gourhan, Man and matter
During his time in Youkobo, Jean-Baptiste will be testing out the assumption of technical determinism within the painting practice, that is to say weather or not technique is virtually held in matter.
Identifying and redefining the determining parameters of Painting (Tool, Support, Materials, and Dispositif), Jean-Baptiste will be carrying on a wide material gathering for the production of a new series of works that will present Painting as a logic. He hopes to generates his apparatus and work processes from observations during meetings with local craftsmen and companies.
|Date||2017.05.01 - 2017.06.14|