La Réunion

Jean-Claude Jolet

Born in 1958

Lives and works in Reunion Island

Jean-Claude Jolet develops his projects as an observer of the world and of its social constructs. While initially trained as a sculptor, his work ranges from photography to architectural installations and conjures up a form of human dramaturgy through the mise en abyme of cultural or political objects. While avoiding any direct collision, Jean-Claude Jolet’s works whisper to anyone who wants to listen a potential new way of the world, in perpetual construction, motion and folds. Built with a variety of manufactured materials, as well as raw natural elements, they are organised into simple and delicate “mental sculptures” put together with the precision of a skilled technician, the ingenuity of a handyman and the sensitivity of a poet.

Laetitia Espanol, 2020