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Jean-Pierre Nadau

Born in 1963 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Jean-Pierre Nadau, born in 1963 in Melun, lives and works in the Haute Savoie.

During his adolescence, he had a passion for music and cinema. In 1984 he met Chomo, the hermit artist of the Fontainebleau forest, and the meeting marked a revelation in his life. Four years later, he started to make his India ink drawings (using a Sergeant Major pen) on paper or on large canvases: there were saturated compositions with fantastic architectures, various stories and tragicomic scenes. There is always a sexual connotation in them. Some of the themes that fascinate hi are horse races, cyclists and the French gardens.

His works are full of characters, fantastic scenes and historical reminders, and are extremely well constructed. The strokes have an exceptional correctness, the graphics are confusing by their rigor and incredible by their exhilarating technique.
Technical prowess makes place to a humor, a vitality and a generous and uncontrolable happiness to create.
A Rabelaisian pleasure, an irony and a sarcasm that give him all his uniqueness...

His numerous exhibitions in France and abroad are proportional to his fame. His works are part of the Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne.

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EXHIBITIONS

EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES ET COLLECTIVES

2013
58ème Salon de Montrouge, Le Beffroi, Montrouge (France)
DDessin avec la galerie Polysémie, Atelier Richelieu, Paris (France)
Chic Dessin avec la galerie Polysémie, Atelier Richelieu, Paris (France)
“Encres”, galerie D'un livre l'autre, Paris (France)
“Art Karlsruhe”, avec la galerie Polysémie, Karlsruhe (Allemagne)
“Où le songe DEVIENT la réalité”, (collectif) Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto (Japon)
“HEY part 2”, (collectif) Halle Saint Pierre, Paris (France)

2012
“Outsiders”, (collectif) Chapelle Marmonte, Mauriac (France)
“Art on paper”, (drawing fair avec la galerie Polysémie), Bruxelles (Belgique)
“Art'O Clock”, (avec la galerie Polysémie), Paris (France)
“Arte Bruta Terra”, Collection Treger Saint Silvestre, Lisbonne (Portugal)
“Outsiders”, 3ème éditions, Mauriac (France)
“Tour de France Florida / contemporary artists from France in Florida's private collection », The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami (USA)

2011
“Sous le vent de l'Art Brut », Collection Charlotte Zander, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris (France)
“Parcours polymorphes », Christophe Ronel et Jean-Pierre Nadau, Le Sel, Sèvres (France)
“Foisonnants univers », Hospice Saint- Charles, Rosny-sur-Seine (France)
“Vive la France ! », galerie Gugging (Allemagne)
Festival hors les normes, Praz-sur-Arly (France)
Jean-Pierre Nadau, MAPRA, Lyon (France)

2010
Outsider art fair, The Mart, New-York (USA)
“Les enfants terribles de Clovis Trouille », musée de l'Ardenne, Charleville-Mézières (France)
“Art Brut etc. », galerie l'Entrepôt, Monaco
“Outsiderkunst », Kunstcentrum, Aalsmeer (Allemagne)

2009
Outsider art fair, The Mart, New-York (USA)
“New-York n'existe pas”, Edlin gallery, New York (USA)
Jean-Pierre Nadau, Théâtre Mouffetard, Paris (France)
“L'art en tête”, art brut aus frankreich, galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienne (Autriche)
“Les récalcitrants », galerie Richard Nicolet, Oppède en luberon (France)
“L'air de riens”, Eglise des Frêres- Prêcheurs, Arles (France)
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of hapiness”, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore (USA)
“Voyous, voyants, voyeurs, autour de Clovis Trouille », Musée Louis Senlecq, L'Isle-Adam (France)
Miami Art Basel, Miami (USA)

2008
“Magische Architektur”, Kunsthaus Kannen, Münster (Allemagne)
Jean-Pierre Nadau, galerie du Marché, Lausanne (Suisse)
2ème salon du dessin contemporain, Paris (France)
“Singular visions”, galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto (Japon)
European outsider art fair, Austrian national library, Vienne (Autriche)

2007
1er salon du dessin contemporain, Paris (France)
“Drawn to the edge”, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New-York (USA)
Insita, Bratislava (Slovaquie)

2006
“FUN !”, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY (USA)
“Winterexpositie”, Galerie Hamer, Amsterdam (Pays-Bas)
“Labyrinthes”, Pavillon de l'Erable, Avon (France)
“Obsession”, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto (Canada)
“Biz'art-Biz'art », Le Vaudioux (France)
“Naïeven en outsidersin de kunst”, Villa Nova, De Steeg

2005
Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne (Allemagne)
Jean-Pierre Nadau, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY (USA)
“Mandibulaires”, trait personnel, Lyon (France)
“Twee tekenaars”, Herman Bossert & Jean-Pierre Nadau, Galerie Hamer, Amsterdam (Pays-Bas)
“Dessins Pointus en noir et blanc et en couleurs”, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris (France)
“Outsider kunst : werken op papier van 8 kunstenaars”, Galerie Hamer, Amsterdam (Pays-Bas)

2004
“Twee visionaire tekenaars”, Chris Hipkiss & Jean-Pierre Nadau, Galerie Hamer, Amsterdam (Pays-Bas)
Kunstköln, Cologne (Allemagne)
Insita, Bratislava (Slovaquie)

2003
“Le printemps des Singuliers », Paris (France)
Jean-Pierre Nadau, Galerie Insité, Marseille (France)

2002
“Le pluriel des Singuliers III », Aix-en-Provence (France)
“Biz'Art », Sainte Tulle (France)
“75ème Salon de peinture”, au vieux bassin, Allauch (France)
“Heureux Nationale 7 n°4 », Loriol (France)
“7ème Festival d'Art Singulier », Roquevaire (France)

2001
“Architectures imaginaires”, Maison Visiand, Montreux (France)
Galerie Shakan, Lausanne (Suisse)
Chartreuse de Mélan, Taninges (France)
“Noir sur Blanc : Mondes intérieurs”, Halle Saint-Pierre, Paris (France)
Exposition collective, Galerie Henri Savio, Pierrefeu-du-Var (France)

2000
“6ème Festival d'Art Singulier », Roquevaire (France)
“Calligraphie et Musique », Obernai (France)
“Festival Les Chants Mécaniques », Lille (France)

1999
“Outsider Art Fair”, Galerie Judy Saslow, New York (USA)
“XIème Carrefour des Arts », La Louvesc (France)
“Heureux Nationale 7 », Loriol (France)

1997-1998
Exposition collective Galerie Art Visionnary, Melbourne (Australie)
“Singulièrement Vôtre”, CRDP, Poitou-Charente (France)
“Nueva Invencion”, Palacio de Montemuzo, Zaragoza (Espagne)
“Singulièrement Vôtre”, CRDP, Poitou-Charente (France)
“Festival Art Dérives », Rive (France)

1995-1996
“Acquisitions récentes”, Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne (Suisse)
“Art Brut et Compagnie”, Halle Saint-Pierre, Paris (France)
“Nueva Invencion”, Museo de Navarra, Pamplona (Espagne)
“2ème Festival Hors les Normes », Praz-sur-Arly (France)

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