Born in 1946 - France
Jean-Claude Fitoussi alias Zafi comes from a family of 11 children ; his youth was marked by a few years in a correctional facility. It was during these sad years that he felt the urge to paint, from a profound desire to express himself, to bring out his feelings.
He started working construction jobs. When he turned 18 he got out, convinced that painting was his desire... It is only at the beginning of 2000 that he started to paint. His pseudonym, Zafi, is a tribute to his mother. Self-taught, he learned to handle the brush, control the colors, shapes, and it was only some years later that his painting acquired a mature, readable style that continues to evolve.
Zafi paints as he thinks, tries things again and again until he is happy with the result. He deosn't take on a clear identity, he paints portraits, landscapes, everyday scenes, still lifes ; his brushstrokes are broad, and his works come from his deepest thoughts. Zafi control colors with finesse, he is a genuine artist who exhibits his works seldom.
Exposition collective au château de Montbron
Exposition collective, La tour saint Jean
Salon international d'art contemporain Art3f, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes
Selectionné pour l'exposition collective en loge présidentielle au stade de la Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux. ( Bordeaux - Rennes, Bordeaux-psg).
- Expostion collective à la villa Oxygene lors de la "World Peace Night" - Fodation Jackson Familly. Cannes.
- Sélectionné pour le gala charity Ciné-Arts au Majestic Barrieres lors du Festival International du Film. Cannes.
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