Born in 1991 in Bayonne (France), Jean Claracq is a painter of hyper-realistic miniatures and icons. Mixing references from painting history, photography and numerical art, his artworks are firstly based on quotations: his models, taken from social medias, interact with references from classical history of art. The painting image acquires then a polysemy inspired from the system of medieval images’ construction. Attached to traditional techniques such as oil on wood, tempera or the focus on composition, the artist plays with several possible reading levels and depicts with precision our relationship to the screens and loneliness in cities.
He is represented in France by the galerie Sultana.