Thierry Bisch

Thierry Bisch was born in 1953 in Strasbourg, France. He comes from a family with industrial interests in France. The work of his celebrated great-­‐ grand father the painter Louis Janmot (1814-­‐1892), had a profound influence upon him.
It is in 1978, when he studied at the Fine Art department of the University in Toulouse, the beginning of an enduring passion for life drawing. In 1984 Thierry moved to Paris, the center of France’s art community. While continuing to work on his drawings over the following years, he took advantage of many work opportunities in the art world.

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Thierry Bisch

Thierry Bisch was born in 1953 in Strasbourg, France. He comes from a family with industrial interests in France. The work of his celebrated great-­‐ grand father the painter Louis Janmot (1814-­‐1892), had a profound influence upon him.
It is in 1978, when he studied at the Fine Art department of the University in Toulouse, the beginning of an enduring passion for life drawing. In 1984 Thierry moved to Paris, the center of France’s art community. While continuing to work on his drawings over the following years, he took advantage of many work opportunities in the art world.
He co‐founded the independent rock label “Reflexes” and helped create and develop the well-­known French magazine, called “Zoulou”, for art designers. In 1986, he wrote and produced a 52 minutes movie on french fashion designer Thierry Mugler, broadcast on the television channel Canal+.
The year following, he became Thierry Mugler’s personal assistant for fashion photography, music, and special projects. Their work took them on many foreign travels, in U.S.S.R., Africa, U.S.A., China and many other countries.
Ever since his studies at Toulouse University, he has continued to practice sketching and painting, receiving many commissions from private clients.
He his a permanent artist resident at Hotel Lutetia Paris since year 2000.

WHY ANIMALS ?

Since 2000′s Thierry Bisch paints mainly animals, it is a world of innocence, childhood, vulnerability and reflexions on human conditions. The intensity of their look give strength to the portraits. Reflections and thoughts upon society or innocence go through the representation of endangered and exploited species such as elephants or rhinoceros. He makes animals feel more human instead of using a zoologist or a naturalist approach. Thierry Bisch loves playing with contrasts, social codes and paradoxes. His goal is to reveal his own reflections upon society, religion, contemporary world.
“We were born, we live, we die”. According to him, that’s the only interesting subject in art. He usually chooses to represent animals depending on his empathy for them. However and unconsciously, their symbolism may have a special meaning for him. Rabbit means the passing from our world to the world above, from childhood to adulthood, dream to reality. Horse symbolizes freedom and spaces. Bear is his totem. His portraits seem to be very simple but they actually highlight serenity and refection upon what makes the essence of life and the identity of animals.

THE POP PRINTS ANIMAL SERIES

He’s one of the protagonists of the digital revolution. His work’s evolving to a serial of photomontages whom subjects and symbolic are confronting childhood and adulthood, mysticism and realism, spiritual and religious.
He set up his own style through his paintings and his photographs. A simple and direct style that knows how to transmit his reflections, thoughts and doubting. Through aluminum and a graphic palette, he sets up his photographs in the style of the Pop Art: flashy colors on a black background. Sometimes, little things (robots, balloons, planes.) float in the air, surrounding the figures and symbolizing fee spirits and thoughts. The use of color has long been problematic for him. Nicolas de Stael said: ‘The first who told me that green is the grass and blue sky, I’ll beat him up. ‘ Colors harmonize and balance a table. They involve an infinite number of combinations.
According to him, artists who belong to the Pop Art perfectly succeeded in processing of color with black circles, tint areas and splitting up of the compositions. Even if bulldogs and elephants are also represented in his bestiary, the “pink rabbit” remains his signature.

His work has been exhibited in a number of galleries:

Opera Galleries
Galerie Elm Quay Fine Arts, Kuala Lumpur Malaisie
Galerie DART Barcelona Spain
Galerie Bailly Contemporain Paris
Galerie LOFT Paris France

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