Jean-Marie Gitard, a.k.a Mr Strange is a French artist born in 1964 who lives in the south of France.

After studying History of Art and with a fairly classic approach as a painter, Mr Strange, very largely inspired by surrealism and carried by a curious and inventive personality, gradually moved away from classical painting into polymorphic forms, mixing painting and sculpture, this is the period of "spictures".

His artistic evolution leads him to take on the digital medium which allows him to dive deep in his internal universe and to take a look at the world which surrounds him without limitations, this is what he calls his photo manipulations.
Hybridization, the logic of the absurd, subversion, are the artist's favorite starting points. From birth to death, from the individual to society, without sparing anyone. Mr Strange handles surrealism with a certain mockery, and proposes sometimes poetic, sometimes caustic but always a sharp view on the world.

A take on a world that is upside down.

2017, I was selected to participate in an international exhibition (Arte Laguna Prize) that took place between March 17 and April 8 at the Venice Arsenale. I qualified for the final in the Digital Graphic category with my work Mark Shields And His Red Dice.
2018, From June 7th to 10th, I took part in the contemporary art and creators exhibition "Point Art Design and Creation" which took place in Paris Bastille. I exhibited 6 works.
2019, From May 25 to July 12, I exhibited 2 works at Palazzo Ca'Zanardi in Venice. It was part of the "It's International Liquid Art and Architecture Festival".
From the 16th to the 30th of June, I exhibited 5 works at Varenne (Villa Monastero) on the shores of Lake Como. Exhibition organized by Marcello Cazzaniga (Camaver Kunsthaus).
At the beginning of January 2020, I exhibit a work ("L'Homme Penché") at the Esart Gallery in Barcelona (XXth International Contemporary Art Fair).

The world is strange, right?