I recently discovered the unique Jean-Jacques Pigeon, a French artist in the northwest of France near Angers. He both lives and works in his atelier, located in an old match factory, Les Allumettes.
Here is an artist totally inspired by nature. His mediums include acrylic and ink on paper, acrylic on canvas and nail polish on glass, seen here.
Cote Ouest magazine
Photo by Jean-Marc Palisse
Jean-Jacques also creates wood "drawings"- silhouettes made of blackened branches, turning the branches into sculptures. They are blackened with iron oxides or pigments of carbon and colors of all kinds. Fragile, light and temporary, they evoke freedom and vulnerability in nature.
To JJ Pigeon, the branch forms are both geometric and poetic. He refers to his use of natural materials as "fusion-creation."
JJ Pigeon may be reached at:
Atelier Jean-Jacques Pigeon
243 Rue Jean-Jaures
49800 Trelaze, France
His works are featured permanently in the Galerie Jamault in Paris
and the Galerie Patrick Gaultier Quimper.