Drink Milk © Jacques Flèchemuller Drink Milk © Jacques Flèchemuller
Two seagulls © Jacques Flèchemuller Two seagulls © Jacques Flèchemuller
Blaireau © Jacques Flèchemuller Blaireau © Jacques Flèchemuller
Colette © Jacques Flèchemuller Colette © Jacques Flèchemuller
A Bird © Jacques Flèchemuller A Bird © Jacques Flèchemuller
The Stranger © Jacques Flèchemuller The Stranger © Jacques Flèchemuller
Golden Ears © Jacques Flèchemuller Golden Ears © Jacques Flèchemuller
Happy Birthday © Jacques Flèchemuller Happy Birthday © Jacques Flèchemuller
Josy #2 © Jacques Flèchemuller Josy #2 © Jacques Flèchemuller
Late September © Jacques Flèchemuller Late September © Jacques Flèchemuller
Maman © Jacques Flèchemuller Maman © Jacques Flèchemuller
Muscat #1 © Jacques Flèchemuller Muscat #1 © Jacques Flèchemuller
Poirier © Jacques Flèchemuller Poirier © Jacques Flèchemuller
Prince Rainier loved animals © Jacques Flèchemuller Prince Rainier loved animals © Jacques Flèchemuller
Projet de Fable © Jacques Flèchemuller Projet de Fable © Jacques Flèchemuller
Spy © Jacques Flèchemuller Spy © Jacques Flèchemuller
Under my bed © Jacques Flèchemuller Under my bed © Jacques Flèchemuller
Vierge au lapin © Jacques Flèchemuller Vierge au lapin © Jacques Flèchemuller
Walking © Jacques Flèchemuller Walking © Jacques Flèchemuller
bella Martini © Jacques Flèchemuller bella Martini © Jacques Flèchemuller
My brother from Ithaca © Jacques Flèchemuller My brother from Ithaca © Jacques Flèchemuller
Beauty Mask © Jacques Flèchemuller Beauty Mask © Jacques Flèchemuller
VW © Jacques Flèchemuller VW © Jacques Flèchemuller
Nain © Jacques Flèchemuller Nain © Jacques Flèchemuller
Clara Sweet © Jacques Flèchemuller Clara Sweet © Jacques Flèchemuller
my cousin of Saulieu © Jacques Flèchemuller my cousin of Saulieu © Jacques Flèchemuller
loulou and the Squirrel © Jacques Flèchemuller loulou and the Squirrel © Jacques Flèchemuller

Jacques Flèchemuller

Biographie /Biography
né en 1945, born in 1945
Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux Arts Paris, France
Ecole des Arts Appliqués Paris, France

Collections publiques / Public collections :

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Worpswede, Breme, Germany
Musée d'Art Hors les Normes, Dicy, France
Musée de Creation Rurale, Chalon, France
Musée de la Poste, Paris, France
FNAC, Musée d'art Moderne, Paris, France
Janco Dada Museum, Hof-Hacarmel, Israel
Harvard law school museum


Expositions personnelles (sélection) / One Man Shows (selection)

2009, Galerie Keller, Paris

2008, Galerie Varfok, Budapest 

2007 Galerie Keller, Paris


2007 PDX Gallery .Portland .Oregon.
2004 PDX Gallery.Portland Oregon.
2003 Schroeder Romero Gallery NYC
2001 Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC
2000 PDX Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1999 Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC
1998 PDX Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1997 "Journée du Livre Politique" UNESCO, Paris
1997 "L.A. International" JAN BAUM Gallery, Los Angeles
1997 Galerie NIEDERHAUSER, Lausanne, Switzerland
1996 Galerie ATHISMA, Lyon, France
1996 Annina NOSEI Gallery, NYC
1995 Annina NOSEI Gallery, NYC
1994 Annina NOSEI Gallery, NYC
1994 Raph DEBARN, Paris
1994 Raph DEBARN, Nice
1993 Thyphoid Series, Soho Medical Center, NYC
1993 Galerie de la Pleau, Toulouse, France
1993 Galerie Athisma, Lyon, France
1992 Jamison Thomas Gallery, NYC
1992 Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1991 Jamison Thomas gallery, NYC
1991 Galerie Athisma , Lyon, France
1990 Maison de Verre, Paris, France
1990 Jamison Thomas Gallery, NYC
1989 Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1989 Jamison Thomas Gallery, NYC
1988 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1987 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle
1987 Lavignes Bastille Galerie, Paris, France
1987 Anne Plumb Gallery, NYC
1986 Anne Plumb Gallery, NYC
1986 Maison de Verre , Paris, France
1985 Anne Plumb Gallery, NYC
1984 Harbour Art Gallery, NY
1981 Galerie Jeanne Bucher Paris France
1977 Galerie d'Eendt, Amsterdam, Holland
1974 Atelier Jacob, Paris, France
1974 Galerie Yvy, Geneva, Switzerland
1973 Atelier Jacob, Paris, France


Expositions collectives (selection) / Group Shows (selection)

2012 murs murs d'artistes, galerie Keller, Paris 

2011 Bastille Quartier Libre, Paris 11

2010 galerie Keller, Paris 

2009 Enfances, galerie Keller, Paris 

2008 exposition de groupe,  Galerie Keller, Paris 

2006 Animaux d’artistes, Galerie Keller, Paris
2003 Schroeder Romero Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2003 Parkers Box, Armory Show
2002 Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC
1999 Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC
1999 FIAC, Editions Eric Linard, Paris, France
1999 "Seeing Money", Public Venue, Portland, Oregon
1999 "Changing Face", Jim Kempner Fine Arts, NYC
1998 Thea Westreich, NYC
1997 Annina Nosei, NYC
1997 Galerie Athanor, Marseille, France
1997 French Connection, Triangle Workshop, NYC
1997 Galerie Tohu Bohu, Marseille, France
1996 Annina Nosei, NYC
1995 Annina Nosei, NYC
1994 Janco Dada Museum, Hof-Hacarmel, Isreal
1994 "Plis d'excellence", Musee de la Poste, Paris, France
1994 Annina Nosei, NYC
1994 Raph Debarrn, Paris, France
1992 Jamison Thomas Gallery, NYC
1991 Jamison Thomas Gallery, NYC
1991 Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1989 Jamison Thomas, Portland, Oregon
1989 Annina Nosei Gallery, NYC
1989 2-man show, Jamison Thomas Gallery, NYC
1989 "Facteur d'art", Musee de la Poste, Paris, France
1989 L.A. Contemporary Art Fair, Jamison Thomas
1988 Jamison Thomas Gallery, NYC
1988 Anne Plumb Gallery, NYC
1988 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987 Anne Plumb Gallery, NYC
1987 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, Wash.
1987 "Call of the Wild", RISD Museum, Rhode Island
1985 "Stay Tuned", Anne Plumb Gallery, NYC
1985 4 Artists: Botts, Flechemuller, Gompertz, Oppenheim
1985 Inaugural Show, Anne Plumb Gallery, NYC
1985 "Drawings and Sculpture", Manhattan Art Gallery, NYC
1984 "Five French Artists In NY", Ambassade de France NYC
1984 GFH Annual Exhibition, NYC
1983 GFH Annual Exhibition NYC
1982 Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France
1978 "La Baleine", le CRACAP, Chalon-sur Saone, France

1977 Cerfs-Volant, "Images pour le ciel", Festival d'automne, Paris, France
1975 Salon des Realites Nouvelles, Paris, France
1975 Grafik aus Paris, 4 Artists: Max Ernst, Flechemuller, Matta & Bram vanVelde
1974 Salon des Realites Nouvelles, Paris, France
1973 Salon des Realites Nouvelles, Paris, France
1970 "Venus de Milo ou les dangers de la Célébrite", Musee d'Art Moderne, Bruxelles, Belgique

 

Presse/Litterature

James Kalm, Brooklyn rail 2004
Art net news 2004
New york Times 2001
Vincent Katz, Art News, été 94
Gragg Randy, The Oregonian, Mai 92
Garrick Duckler, Willamette Week, Mai 92
Denières Nouvelles d'Alsace Sep. 91
Elizabeth Gilbert, Downtown, Oct 90
Images, Libération 10 Avr. 89
Timothy Cohrs, Arts Magazine, Janv. 87
Timothy Cohrs, Arts Magazine, Nov. 86
Vivian Raynor, New York Times, 26 Juil. 85
Timothy Cohrs, Arts Magazine, 85
Helen Harrison, New York Times, 12 Aout 84
Jean-Marie Tasset, Le Figaro, 8 Avr, 81


Review

To account for the appeal of Jacques Flechemuller's darkly comic vision would be like trying to explain how a joke works. His current show, "Sophie at Night," is on view at Schroeder Romero, Nov. 28-Dec. 22, 2003. For decades artists have been pushing the envelope of unorthodox materials, but "alphabet pasta on starling" establishes a new standard.

Born in Monaco and now, at mid-career, based in Brooklyn, Flechemuller's main focus is painting. His imagery is characterized by an obvious fondness for the absurdity lurking just beneath the surface of advertising imagery and popular culture, filtered through a skeptical, post-pop sensibility. Tango (2003), a medium-sized (30 x 34 in.) oil on canvas, gives us a wall-eyed pair of Chihuahuas in a bathetic embrace, cheesy and irresistible. Breakfast (2002), a larger (96 x 96 in.) work painted on masonite, depicts a good-natured gathering of well-groomed male pajama models, while in Birthday Cake (2002), frenzied quintuplet toddlers in matching spectacles work up a sugar high.

Somehow, the paintings avoid condescension toward their subject (John Currin, take note). Visitors should not overlook the wall of amusing drawings ($600 each), which also refer to mass visual culture and often feature an interior framing device suggesting a TV or movie screen.

Earlier this month, as the show was in its second week, New York was hit with an impressive snowstorm, though gallery owners Lisa Schroeder and Sara Jo Romero were safely ensconced in Miami Beach, soaking up sunshine (and collectors' checks) at the NADA Fair. The talismanic value of the show's funniest painting was thus fulfilled -- superimposed over a wanly smiling little boy in a striped polo shirt are the words, "Thank you God for protecting my art dealer."

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