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Jean-François LEPAGE

1960, Paris - France
Lives and works in Nantes
Represented by TOBE Gallery since 2019
  • Jean-François Lepage began his career as a fashion photographer in the early 80s. Lepage often revisits his photographs after the shoot itself in order to dismantle and interfere with the images he captures. By cutting the negative and positive films to build new multiple images, his artistic practice hovers on the borderline of painting and photography. For three decades his timeless uncanny images appeared in numerous international publications. Since 2014, Lepage has devoted himself exclusively to fine art. He continues to develop his ‘RECYCLE Project’, reconstructing films and photographic prints from his personal archives. His first opus PRELUDE was presented at Unseen Amsterdam 2015. The second opus ZOMBIE, completed in 2019, shows a selection of hand-painted chromogenic and silver gelatine prints.

     

     

    IG Jean-François Lepage

Solo exhibitions

2020

– ZOMBIE – TOBE Gallery – Budapest Photo Festival, Gallery Weekend Budapest / Budapest
2016

– Prelude (part I) – 44 Gallery – Brugge Photo Festival / Brugge
– Prelude (part I) – Fotoistanbul / Istanbul
2015

– Prelude (part I) – The Ravestijn Gallery / Amsterdam
– Prelude (part I) – Galerie Madé / Paris
2014

– Memories From The Future – Galerie Quai 26 / Lille
– Memories From The Future – Festival International of Photography / Rishon Lezion
– Memories From The Future – Galerie Madé / Paris
2013

– Memories From The Future – 28th Festival International of Fashion and Photography / Hyères

 

Selected group exhibitions

2020

– Winter Show: The Nightmare Before Xmas – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
– SO[u]LIDARITÉ online – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
– Summer Show: Dreamers – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
2019

– BODYBUILDING curated by TOBE Gallery – Pegazus / Szentbékkálla
2016

– Transcendent Diy – Biennale De L’image Possible / Liège
– L’autre Visage – Centre Photographique – Pôle Image / Rouen
– The Summer Show – The Ravestijn Gallery / Amsterdam
2012

– Colour – Camera Work Gallery / Berlin

 

Presence in Art Fairs

2019

– UNSEEN – TOBE Gallery / Amsterdam
2016

– Art Paris Art Fair – Galerie Madé / Paris
2015

– UNSEEN – Galerie Madé / Amsterdam
– Photo London – The Ravestijn Gallery / London
2014

– UNSEEN – Galerie Madé / Amsterdam

 

Selected Publications

2015

– Jean-François Lepage: Moonlight Zoo by Phil Bicker and Raphaëlle Stopin – Edited by Prestel Publishing / Munich
2009

– Modernes: 20 years of contemporary fashion, ANDAM 1989–2009 by Florence Müller and Jean-François Lepage – NAIVE Publishing / Paris
2002

– Archeology of elegance: 1980–2000, 20 years of fashion photography by Marion de Beaupré, Ulf Poschardt, Stéphane Baurnet / Paris

 

Selected PRESS

2020

– Fejest ugrani tilos! – fuziós sorozat (IV.), Sirbik Attila / Újművészet
– JEAN-FRANÇOIS LEPAGE: ZOMBIE, Linda Zhengová / GUP Magazine
– Nagyon kevés kompromisszumot kötöttem az évek során, Sütő Emese Franciska / Marie Claire Hungary
– A szépség összetettsége, Tóth judit Nikoletta / ArtNews

 

 

available artworks

ZOMBIE

Mixed media on chromogenic and silver gelatin prints

 

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