Jean-Noel Chazelle is a French artist currently residing in Paris, France Montmartre. Born in Dakar, I left Senegal at the age of six and a half. Nourished by the complexity of the landscape, the animals and the African myths, I now spend my time between the US (I have an Atelier in MA the NoAma), Paris and Spain under moons of blood and honey, and the echo trap. The philosophical tempest scented by vacuity
"After being a performance Artist for seven years at the Clédalique Gallery in Cadaques Spain, a Dali foundation created by himself and Miette, I returned to painting and began experimenting acrylic on Plexiglas in 1997. The Clédalique was unique, I made performances for the gallery openings, I had a total liberty. I used to involve peoples on the street, Apiculturists, avant-garde Musicians, Toreros. From performances to Painting I learned to integrate the shadow as a part of the body, the re-composition of the form as an interface to human evolution trough the space-time continuum. The return of the fury as a non-subjective theatrality. A painting as a surface of balance between the inner and the outer, the archetype of inner reality."
"There I meet Montserrat Dali the cousin of Salvador, introduce my work on video performance to Teeny Duchamp, an homage to Marcel. I dedicate my statement to Miette Teeny and Montserrat because they introduce me to the infinity kissing reality". « Infinite chrysalis metamorphosis /Memories magnified by attraction of sublime/ Emerging existence trapped by exaltation of rare/ Emptiness whispered golden mask/ Infinite chrysalis metamorphosis"
I have the project to create a giant double piece of 12 ' by 57' for Museum called "way of the crossing" a large corridor installation. "Confronting the epic journey, the myth placed in your hands/ the wind on the neck as a unique keeper/ the natural conquest of the fire/Invisible whistling astron dance » I'm trying to Re-up the conception of reality, limited by our fears facing the depth of Universe.
"In France, I have exhibited my work with Marc Devade (who was already dead at this time) at Sacha Tarrassoff gallery. From-One-Generation-
To-Another, Sacha was thinking. Support-surface was the last painting Avant-garde movement in France. Unfortunatly Tarrassoff closed his gallery after this last show. He was an independent collector who decided one day to own a gallery. And independence is being paid full price." "Never listen the echo, it measures the infinity of the capernaum and can influence the way you drum your own walk. A partition of life, the systemic rebirth of the lion struggling a two-headed dragon, just an idea of the frame." "Perceptions envision reality, a Blind speed projection in the unknown as an action drawing. The use of vertigo as a major strength to a vertical ascension. The myth in the hand."
His new work capture the form and language of chaos in all its manisfestations against the deaf echo and depth of the universe, providing the viewer with an interior and exterior life that reveal what he call « the infinite chrysalis metamorphosis .»
Terrell Moore Gallery / LA
Chicago Art Fair 2010-Betty Dare Gallery-
The NoAMA Gallery-Museum (Permanent Collection)/North Adams, MA
Audis Husar Fine Art/ Beverly Hills, CA October November 2009 Solo Show
Kolok Gallery/ North Adams, MA
Hans Feyerabend Gallery/Miami, FL
Fairmont Monte Carlo- June- August 2010
Monaco Art Fair 2010
Le Louvre -Art Fair June 2010
Cannes Film Festival Villa Oxygene
Cannes Film Festival. Carlton Art Affair
Lille Art Fair 2010- Paintings and Performance With Trifid Nebula
Sasha Tarrasoff Gallery /Paris
The Foundation worked in collaboration with the Teatre-Museu Dali (The Dali Museum) in Figueres, Spain, and Miette's gallery, La Cledalique in Cadaques,
Spain. Miette was a great patron, instructor and teacher to Jean-Noel regarding artistic direction of Rachdingue Foundation for over seven years.
1996-"Comme le requin du sang amoureux"Performance – Galerie CLEDALIQUE CADAQUES-
1995-"L’aigle dans l’oeil" Performance /Galerie CLEDALIQUE
1994-"Zeus rend fou ceux qu’il veut perdre" - Galerie CLEDALIQUE
1993- “La Ruche au Papillon” series were created for the foundation. Piece consisted of sculpture in metal. The sculpture was the base of my original Concept
"The Infinite Chrysalis Metamorphosis" The is an allegorie to human re-generation and continuum
"Motor pope on chair »« la mèl es mas dolça que la sang »Performances presented to Montserrat Dali) - Galerie CLEDALIQUE
1992-"the bath of immortals » « Interzone Machine »,The temptation of soft Machine »(3 Performances presented to Montserrat Dali) / Galerie CLEDALIQUE CADAQUES-
1991- "Rose selavy vous dit merci," (presented to Teenie Duchamp) a series of art works were created in a memory of Marcel Duchamp.
1990 - « L’epoustage des 4 dispositions » « Histoires de dingo »Performances / Galerie CLEDALIQUE CADAQUES