Born December 1945, in a family of architects Jean-Paul ROUAUD studied Applied Arts in Paris, from 1961 to 1965, where he practiced all the techniques of drawing of painting and sculpture, Industrial aesthetics.
In 1966 he completed an additional year in decorative painting.
During his studies he meets Volti, Chagall, and Dali.
He completed his training at the Beaux Arts in Paris, at the fresco workshop in Bertholle from 1966 to 1969.
For five years he worked with sculptors Shamaï Haber and Katsuji Kishida.
In 1970 he enrolled at the artists' house
He meets the painter Serge Tillou with whom he collaborates.
In parallel to this training of plastic artist he was interested in instrumental work and moved to Paris as a decorator, painter and harpsichord maker, an activity he pursued throughout his life until today, with success persistent.
His painting, a practice he has always pursued with passion, translates a love for reality, for the human figure, for nature.
Indeed, the subject remains what one sees, since the dawn of time, but it remains indispensable to generate a strong emotion to which the artist will give new forms.
"The main problem when an artist is to get to do something that one sees with his instinct .." said Francis Bacon in an interview .. "and he added:
"Abstraction is a solution of facility, a simplification of the tension that exists between matter and the subject."
For J-P Rouaud, painting is the only means of expressing his own emotion before life, and he does so with a particular, rhythmic, light or nervous, allusive or supported writing.
He prefers to work with acrylic on paper, letting the paper appear, play his role ....
First exhibition at the Parc Floral de Vincennes in 1974.
Since 1982 J-P Rouaud has opened his own gallery "Viridiane" in Ménilmontant.
He also participates in the workshops of Belleville and Ménilmontant.
The works testify to a fidelity to true painting, something closer to instinct, capable of awakening emotion in the person who looks at them.