The artist

After studying Plastic Arts at the School of Fine Arts in France, Jean-Pierre Poisson worked with a Chinese painter who taught him calligraphy and Chinese painting. Over the past twenty years, in order to satisfy his curiosity for foreign countries and cultures, he has travelled all over the world, from the Far East to Northern Europe and from Africa to the Americas. He immersed himself in local cultures and shared studios with painters.

The atmospheres, smells and sounds he took in over the years left a mark on his senses, broadened his scope as an artist, and enriched his range of emotions.

Jean-Pierre Poisson carries us away into landscapes where the border between the abstract and the figurative are blurred, enabling us to make limitless interpretations of his work. He uses Chinese brushes, which give him a very personal artistic language: contrasts between areas of transparency and between different thicknesses, and a broad range of colours.

Jean-Pierre POISSON gets his inspiration from how he is feeling at a given moment, just as he does when improvising his pieces of jazz while playing the piano: total improvisation and full freedom of creation, no sketching out beforehand, and the same search for harmony.

He regularly and frequently exposes his work in France and abroad, and sells his work through auctions at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris.

Jean-Pierre Poisson created a personal and exclusive exhibition in 2003 for the international conference entitled “Mediterranean Forum” that was organised by the Spanish Prime Minister, José María Aznar, and which was attended by the heads of government of countries around the Mediterranean.

Jean-Pierre Poisson has been invited on more than one occasion, along with the painter Robert Combas, the couturiers Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel, as well as other personalities from the artistic world, to paint a plate for an auction at Artcurial in aid of the Action contre la Faim association [Appeal for the fight against hunger].

The work of Jean-Pierre Poisson has been noticed by many art critics. The fortune management magazine “Gestion de Fortune” (March 2010) dedicated a two-page article to him in its Advice section.

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