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Opera Rock
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Jean-Luc Blanc Opera Rock
Texts by Alex Farqhuarson, Thierry Jousse, Melvin Moti ; interview by Alexis Vaillant.

Design by Sanghon Kim.

Published with Sternberg Press.
published in 2009
bilingual edition (English / French)
21 x 27 cm (softcover)
220 pages (73 color & 64 b/w ill.)
€25.00
ISBN: 978-1-933128-69-6
EAN: 9781933128696
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This is the first monograph on Jean-Luc Blanc's enigmatic “glam” oeuvre. It documents his retrospective exhibition at the CAPC, where Blanc's works have been juxtaposed to those of forty-five historic and contemporary artists as well as to numerous artefacts, antiques, jewels, crystals, curios, and naturalia.
“Jean-Luc Blanc mostly paints portraits. A traditional medium and conventional genre, his relate uneasily to portraiture's genealogy. ... Like phantoms, the people he paints have no corporeality, much less a developed identity; and like actors, his subjects appear ‘in character,' void of self, projecting the lives of others.”
Alex Farqhuarson

“The only reality is the darkroom of the artist's mind—sensitized by feeling and memory—which develops truth from the minutiae of impressions, to reveal the timeless laws underlying apparent chaos.”
Rhonda Lieberman
Published for the eponymous exhibition at CAPC, Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, from March to June, 2009.
Works by Odilon Redon, Pierre Molinier, Wolfgang Tillmans, Vidya Gastaldon, Pierre Klossowski, Lothar Hempel, Sean Landers, Tom Burr, William S. Burroughs, David Noonan...
Born 1965 in Nice, Jean-Luc Blanc lives and works in Paris.