Joel LORAND

Joel LORAND

The birth of Joel Lorand's artistic vocation (Joël was born in Paris, in 1962) takes so much meaning from the mysteries of the human psyche : it was upon seeing his wife on the verge of giving birth, that this talented pastry chef, fascinated by drawing, comic books, rock'n'roll, and television series since childhood, suddenly understood that he should like to leave behind something more durable than the dispensable products that plague our world today.

The birth of Joel Lorand's artistic vocation (Joël was born in Paris, in 1962) takes so much meaning from the mysteries of the human psyche : it was upon seeing his wife on the verge of giving birth, that this talented pastry chef, fascinated by drawing, comic books, rock'n'roll, and television series since childhood, suddenly understood that he should like to leave behind something more durable than the dispensable products that plague our world today. It was in September 1994, at the age of thirty two years old, that art became his obsession. The need to create led him to quit his profession and then leave Paris to settle in the vicinty of Alençon ( Orne). Later on, he had to proceed with a divorce from his wife becaus eof total consumption of his new found passion. Since then, he has never stopped painting and drawing, by series and by cycles, producing hundreds of pieces of art that are the testimony of a remarkable evolution. After the "Labyrinthes de la procédure" (labyrinths of procedure), the "Personnages floricoles" ( floricol figures), or the "boucliers cosmogoniques" ( cosmogonic shields), other series- done in a voluntary childish style using a palette of shades close to monochrome- still mix up the most terrifying monsters with decorative patterns where plants, animals and humans merge with each other. In his new series of "Freaks", color comes back while the composition takes liberties with the symmetry, often prevailing in his past creations.

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