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
500 US$
814
L'homme invisible test #024 / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
27.5 x 19.7 in (70 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
1,070 US$
704
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
1,070 US$
626
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
1,070 US$
676
The power / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
12 x 18 in (31 x 46 cm), Frame : 16 x 20 in
unique artwork
780 US$
743
Move/don't move / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
780 US$
760
Dans l'air qui vibre / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
780 US$
664
Sweet phantoms / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
780 US$
644
The fairies / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm)
unique artwork
780 US$
849
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
1,070 US$
951
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
1,070 US$
775
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
1,070 US$
1290
Tropical things / Jacques Valot
Pencil on paper, framed
16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), Frame : 17 x 21 in
unique artwork
780 US$
1182
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
780 US$
660
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
1,070 US$
894
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
780 US$
971
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
1,780 US$
937
The boy next door / Jacques Valot
 
70 x 100 cm
unique artwork
1,780 US$
586