A graduate of the Villa Arson (Nice), Jean-Philippe Roubaud paints drawing or draws painting. His tools include pencils, paintbrushes, and consistently graphite. Paper, the traditional medium of drawing, becomes in turn plane and volume, trompe-l’oeil and abstraction. His painted drawings function as quotes, either taken from scientific publications or simple memory-related phenomena. The subjects broached and evoked by the artist through the use of this archaic technique include architecture, sculpture, photography, and the trajectory of bodies, thus ceaselessly questioning the role of drawing in the history of Art.
Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.