Jean-Luc Verna

Drawing, multidisciplinarity

Jean-Luc Verna was born in 1966, he lives and works in Paris. He has participated in several exhibitions and celebrated his 50th birthday with a retrospective at the MAC/Val in Vitry-sur-Seine this year. He is represented in France by the Air de Paris gallery.

“Draughtsman, writer, dancer, choreographer, director, actor – Verna is a multidisciplinary artist who places the body at the centre of his work, in all its dimensions and moods: by turns glorious, wretched, taking pleasure, suffering, altered, struggling, alive. He uses drawing the way he uses his body and his skin, as a space to both deform and disguise as well as embellish, to be transformed as much as celebrated. His world, a mix of high and pop culture, is dense with artistic, mythological, cinematic and musical references, peopled with ghosts, presences and friends…” (Frank Lamy, MAC/VAL curator)