about the artist :
Jacques Valot

As a teenager, Jacques Valot developed a passion for cinema. He turned towards the seventh art by working for twelve years in the film press, as a critic and editorial secretary. In the 90s, he began working in advertising copywriting, in parallel with illustrating for the press and publishing. He then became an illustrator for the culture section of Le Monde for five years, then began to exhibit his personal work from 2004.

Jacques Valot's drawings are realistic. Through this realism, he tries to make you feel a certain strangeness that goes further than illusion. Directly inspired by the works of Hitchcock, Buñuel, Murnau or Lynch, his works are mainly in black and white, as a nod to the black and white films and old family photos of his childhood.  For him, it is an exciting filter because from the outset it is stylized, archaic, both intimate and collective. Like Cocteau and his idea of "death at work", he likes to create images like one creates ghosts, in order to anticipate nostalgia.

"Sometimes my real memories are mixed with bits and pieces of film or paintings. It's this sweet delirium of memory that interests me aesthetically: all in slips, superimpositions, stitches, unexpected rhymes, it comes from musical collage, from sampling. As a draughtsman, and although I don't use any technology, I feel close to certain electronic music composers. »

Jacques Valot's work has earned him numerous exhibitions in France but also in Pilsen in the Czech Republic, New York, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Bratislava in Slovakia, Schönsee in Germany, and Tokyo.

Tout corps plongé dans un fluide / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
12 x 9 in (30 x 24 cm), Frame : 13 x 11 in
unique artwork
555.14 $
351
L'homme invisible test #024 / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
27.5 x 19.7 in (70 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
309
Son of a shaman / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
22.5 x 17.7 in (57 x 45 cm), Frame : 27.5 x 19.7 in
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
238
She vanished / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
46 x 65 cm, Frame : 19.7 x 27.5 in
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
396
Lewis Carroll's nightmares / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
18 x 18 in (46 x 46 cm), Frame : 27.6 x 20 in
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
251
The power / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
12 x 18 in (31 x 46 cm), Frame : 16 x 20 in
unique artwork
872.36 $
304
Move/don't move / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
872.36 $
270
Dans l'air qui vibre / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
872.36 $
248
Sweet phantoms / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
872.36 $
235
The fairies / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
872.36 $
318
The beginning / Jacques Valot
Pencil and pastel on Canson paper, framed
12.5 x 18 in (32 x 45 cm), Frame : 17 x 21 in
unique artwork
872.36 $
493
Sphinx / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
27.5 x 19.7 in (70 x 50 cm), Frame : 28.7 x 21 in
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
405
Marathon man / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
27.5 x 19.7 in (70 x 50 cm), Frame : 28.7 x 21 in
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
283
Meteo man / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
27.5 x 19.7 in (70 x 50 cm), Frame : 28.7 x 21 in
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
624
The key / Jacques Valot
Pencil and pastel on Canson paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), Frame : 17 x 21 in
unique artwork
872.36 $
287
Tropical things / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), Frame : 17 x 21 in
unique artwork
872.36 $
616
Sous les paupières de Mitchum / Jacques Valot
Crayon and pastel on paper, framed
16 x 20 in (30 x 40 cm), Frame : 17 x 21 in
unique artwork
872.36 $
236
I've seen that plane before / Jacques Valot
Pencil and pastel on Canson paper, framed
19 x 25.5 in (48 x 65 cm), Frame : 21 x 28.7 in
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
422
Bright moments / Jacques Valot
Pencil and pastel on Canson paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), Frame : 17 x 21 in
unique artwork
872.36 $
281
The box / Jacques Valot
Pencil and pastel on Canson paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), Frame : 17 x 21 in
unique artwork
872.36 $
353
Elle se fait des films / Jacques Valot
Crayon and pastel on paper, framed
24 x 35 in (60 x 90 cm), Frame : 29 x 40.5 in
unique artwork
1,982.64 $
334
The boy next door / Jacques Valot
 
70 x 100 cm
unique artwork
1,982.64 $
177