Jean-Luc Lacroix

Jean-Luc Lacroix

Contemporary and contemplative creator, he shows his talents in many fields such as painting, sculpture and furniture design with recovery pieces, drawing or sketching. Listed as an “emerging artist” in Akoun and ArtPrice books, Jean-Luc Lacroix regularly exhibits his works in auctions at Hotel Drouot in Paris called “Créations Contemporaines” with Tessier & Sarrou Study.

Jean-Luc Lacroix studied fine arts in Paris. He now lives and works near the French capital.
He has worked on themes inspired by music and cogs for art dealers, and now explores 3D with steel and wood. Renowned art fairs, such as Lille Art Fair and Sm’Art have exhibited his sculptures, represented by Galerie Maison Dauphine, in Aix-en-Provence (France).
Some of the Artist’s commissions include creating furniture for the Grand Hotel Mercure in Le Touquet, France; ceiling light for private customer, his “Sniff MK2” for a Londoner collector, and numerous mail-art for Parisian galleries and cities in Australia, USA, Europe and Russia.
Through his daily practice he has developed a keen sense of colors and materials with a special taste for abstraction –“a thrilling path towards inner cleansing” he said.

Jean-Luc Lacroix is a member of the Taylor Foundation.
Copyright of his work is managed by ADAGP.

From scratch...

Crude, is the first word that comes to mind watching a sculpture of Jean-Luc Lacroix. He explores his personal mythology, devoid of any academic dogma, to invent an extraordinary fauna from nothing. That nothing we neglect by habit.
The eye of the novice puts the alley to plain imaginary of his creations. We are afraid of rubbing ourselves to the pupil. The material is rough as is the crocodile skin, the metal is likely to flay us the feeling. This rustic accumulation announces the finesse of a sensitive temperament. The choice of four basic elements is not stranger to a love of the land. Silent, he cocks his artistic integrity in this fertile soil, beating the iron of his emotions and fanned on the embers of inspiration to offer us contemplative idols.

The work of Jean-Luc Lacroix makes us easily approached. The facetious nature of his characters, sometimes funny, sometimes ironic, plunges us into a reading of the ‘Fables of La Fontaine’ revisited.
The aesthetics of this gleaming arch pounding suddenly with chisel, ripping to his impulses a deep creative idea. He swapped his blacksmith tools against a little piece of pastel. This preparatory phase, time and abundant, matures thousand sketches before throwing a specific act on the sheet. Malicious names often accompany his sketches to highlight all the hilarity and the accuracy of his line of pictorial author. On one end to the other of his biting and funny drawings, he offers us a new allegory to evoke the society: its beauty, like its failings.

As a lapidary, Jean-Luc Lacroix has carved many facets to his art. It scrutinizes the contaminated material, recognizes his brilliance and sublimes it. Adept of Recovery-Art, he is also very fond with the raw materials such as wood and metal for composing design furniture. To the homebody who devours a renewed work, he gives to these forgotten items a second life that will feel with charm a unique room.
Véronique Kadry, Maison Dauphine Gallery at Aix-en-Provence (France).


Sculptures steel & wood