Whether you’re an expert in the field or simply an amateur, the exhibition of Jonathan Ouisse will touch you, whether you like it or not, this particular collection of art is far from ordinary and in fact doesn’t just follow an artistic trend or aesthetic tendency to please. He can portray the universe in a disturbing light. Protagonists and animals gravitate in a world where they are mistreated. Often grotesque, exhibiting mockery and derision, it is full of symbols inspired by political matters, the media and childhood without ever becoming a mere cliché. Influenced by the pictorial gesture of the Italian Renaissance, the claroscuro, the style is precise and the lighting is dramatic. Firmly rooted in the nineties his work is influenced by an urban culture- and the traits associated with this culture will undoubtedly make an impression on those who see it.
The burlesque, a subversive process which ironizes a dramatic story tinted with misanthropy is often employed by directors such as Emir Kusturica, Federico Fellini and even Monty Python, all of whom have used or still use the Burlesque at its paroxysm. Jonathan created images in the same manner. In “Underground” “Roma” or “Le sens de la vie” the comical becomes the central idea and Jonathan Ouisse develops the process by mishandling the human race, both ridiculing it and laughing at its oversized vanity.
Work / Education
French painter and graphic designer based in Budapest and Paris.
High National Diploma in graphic design. Congratulations of the jury in illustration.
EEGP, Angers. FR
Preparatory School of Fine Arts. Uni year master in painting and drawing.
ESBA, Angers. FR
A Level in Literature and Fine Arts.
- Upcoming exhibitions -
22 November 2018 - 12 January 2019 // Spacejunk Art Center, Bayonne. FR
24 January 2019 - 16 March 2019 // Spacejunk Art Center, Lyon. FR
29 March 2019 - 18 May 2019 // Spacejunk Art Center, Grenoble. FR
- Personal exhibitions (selected) -
October 2015 // Paloma Haz, Budapest. HU
October 2014 // Galerie Bertrand Garrigue, Tours. FR
May 2014 // Galerie Bertrand Garrigue, Tours. FR
October 2013 // Galerie Colbert, Tours. FR
August 2012 // Finta Múzeum, Túrkeve. HU
July 2012 // The Living Room W1, London. UK
October 2011 // Györffy István Nagykun Múzeum, Karcag. HU
November 2010 // The Living Room W1, London. UK
May 2010 // Z2C, Paris. FR
February 2009 // Galerie Saint Aubin, Angers. FR
- Collective exhibitions -
December 2011 // Casa Battlo, Barcelona. ES
July 2011 // The Bricklane Gallery, London. UK