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Jacques Ristorcelli (alias Risto)

Born in 1955 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Jacques Ristorcelli aka Risto is a French artist, born in 1955 in Alger. He lives and works in Aix en Provence. He obtained his diploma in visual expression in the video department at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts of Bourges.

He is among the pioneers of artistic video, during the early 80's, he initially collaborated with Cahiers du Cinéma and then tackled illustration, simultaneously creating multimedia.

As a faithful heir of pop art and the bazooka group, he draws those images that he comes across in comic books and pulp magazines, but also from engravings and people images, not to mention personal photography. He cuts, re-frames, roughs them out, redraws details, assembles collages.

A companion of the artist trails like Raymond Pettitbon, Robert Longo and Richard Prince, he created compositions such as interior theater interiors, which are refined and ludicrous, romantic and violent.

A well-known artist, he has exhibited his work abroad, mainly Japan where he also lived and was able to acquire in-depth knowledge of the Japanese artistic work, Japanese authors of comics strips. He was regularly invited for comic festivals, his works were published by Editions Matière.

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EXHIBITIONS

2014 : “LES ECRANS ”
Livre sur le Tsunami - Edition Matiere
2012 : “JETEZ UN ŒIL A?TOUT” livre sur le Japon , photos et textes
2011 : “ENSEMBLE ” Livre de Collages Couleur
2011: mai - Galerie libertine : Expo Art on paper/ Brussels
2010 : Dec. “ les dessous chics”
Exposition collective - Galerie Libertine Bruxelles
2010 : Avril - Expo dessins érotique The first Brussels drawing fair
2010 : mai, 3e?me voyage au Japon
Expo: "Fuveau à l'heure Japonaise"
du 16 au 31 octobre 2009
avec Masumi Yagyu - Ville de Fuveau
Exposition ville de Montargis: 20 juin au 20 Juillet 2009 "IMPRESSIONS DU SOLEIL LEVANT "
Exposition à La Galerie Libertine : 3 Juin au 15 octobre 2009 Bruxelles - "ÉROTISME ET ART EN ASIE"
avec YUJI MORIGUCHI
Mars- Avril 2009 : Exposition à La Galerie "RIEN" "RETOUR DE MARS" - Dessins & collages -
Oct. - Dec. 2008 : Exposition Barcelone: "Fantasia Erotica Japan"
Galerie "ARTZ 21 "
www.artz21.com
Juin 2008 : Exposition Paris:
"LE JAPON SOUS INFLUENCE" Galerie: "le Monte en l'air"
Avril 2008 : Exposition "MATIERE NIPPON" avec Yuichi Yokoyama
Festival de la Bd d'Aix en Provence
Avril 2007 : Dépot dessins Galerie : "Span art gallery "Tokyo
Novembre 2007 : Livre dessins: "Notes sur le Sumo" Texte Laurent Bruel, Edition Matieres
Mars 2007 : 2eme voyage au JAPON
Mars 2007 : expo: Galerie "Juillet" -Tokyo avec Masumi Yagyu
"Regard sur le Japon"
exposition de la se?rie "Kotoba Asobi"
Février 2007 : Livre de Dessins au Editions Tandem - Belgique "Couples " textes Franco-Japonais
Février 2006 : Interview d'Agnès GIARD pour le Magazine "SM sniper" Tokyo
Sept.2005: 1er voyage au JAPON
2004: Livre Franco-Japonais- "Wakuwaku"
2003: Début du Travail sur le JAPON Livre Franco-Japonais- "Dokidoki"
Juin 2002 : Illustrations pour les éditions MANGO "Rois & Reines de France"

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