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Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

France Born in: 1947
When thinking of Jean Michel Gnidzaz, we certainly recognize the kinetic two and three dimensional composition that characterize his work from the 90’s. He uses a spectrum of compositional arrangements with his play of collage, the technique of folding simple sheets of paper, his rigorous geometric style. Colorful contrasts, the artiste revived the tradition of kinetic in a subtle way.

Jean Michel Gnidzaz was inspired thus by the conceptual work of Soto rather than of their tendency to ‘gigantism’, and refused the aseptic precision of other painters of the kinetic movement towards a personal touch giving again a real place to the gesture and a certain style in his painting. Following his research, Jean Michel Gnidzaz was able to produce a strong work that stands from his own.

After a decade of reflexion devoted to geometrical composition, Jean Michel Gnidzaz has broken today with pure abstraction and gave to his work another orientation. Since 2003, he creates a new serie of portraits devoted to cultural icons of the 20e century. Struck by the persistence in the unconscious collective of certain images or photographs of major cultural personalities of the 20th century, in particular those lively to express rebellion to the established order, Jean Michel Gnidzaz questions here their iconic status.

By neutralizing the background of the original photograph and redoing the portrait from the beginning playing with two or tree colors, dimensions and altering color stripes, which bring about a sense of movement. He tales away from these modern icons the identification that is always immediate.

Thus taken away for one instant, from the usual respect held for them, these popular idols find again a capacity to provoke the spectator.

The process forces one to take a quick step back to evaluate our judgments: what is the importance of the Beatles, James Dean, Coluche in our society today. What place would they be in the spirit of the future generation; would they escape from becoming decorations that commercial exploitation has made them?

No one has the answer yet but the work of Jean Michel Gnidzaz raises the question discerningly. This new series of portraits and the flood of questions that it brings present a new level and substantial rise in his artistic evolution and make us curious about his future work.
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Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Popeye spinach, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Popeye spinach, 2021
51.2 x 43.3 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 5,211

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Mona Lisa, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Mona Lisa, 2019
70.9 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 4,715

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Naissance de Vénus, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Naissance de Vénus, 2019
35.4 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 3,598

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Mona Lisa Pop, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Mona Lisa Pop, 2019
55.1 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 4,963

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Serge Gainsbourg, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Serge Gainsbourg, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 3,970

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Woody Allen, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Woody Allen, 2017
41.3 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 3,598

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Mickey Mouse "Very very old", Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Mickey Mouse "Very very old", 2016
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 3,722

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Albert Einstein, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Albert Einstein, 2016
43.3 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 3,474

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Jimi Hendrix, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Jimi Hendrix, 2016
51.2 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 4,219

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Fatalis, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Fatalis, 2016
51.2 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 4,219

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Tintin et Milou, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Tintin et Milou, 2015
35.4 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 2,854

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Hommage Mondrian, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Hommage Mondrian, 2019
43.3 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 4,715

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Cin-6017-009, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Cin-6017-009, 2017
9.1 x 9.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 434

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, CIN-102, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

CIN-102, 2016
9.1 x 9.1 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 434

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Vache qui rit graff, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Vache qui rit graff, 2020
43.3 x 43.3 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 4,281

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Hommage Keith Haring, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Hommage Keith Haring, 2019
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 4,467

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Hommage Keith Haring, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Hommage Keith Haring, 2019
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 4,467

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Mona Lisa, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Mona Lisa, 2020
39.4 x 31.9 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 3,598

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Hommage à Fernand léger, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Hommage à Fernand léger, 2020
43.3 x 27.6 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 3,598

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Jimmy Hendrix, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Jimmy Hendrix, 2020
51.2 x 35 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 4,467

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Jimmy Hendrix, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Jimmy Hendrix, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 3,846

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, La Femme au Chapeau, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

La Femme au Chapeau, 2020
59.1 x 43.3 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 5,583

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Cin-6017-007, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Cin-6017-007, 2017
9.1 x 9.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 434

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Cin-6017-010, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Cin-6017-010, 2017
9.1 x 9.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 434

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Cin-6017-005, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Cin-6017-005, 2017
9.1 x 9.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 434

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, CIN-107-31, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

CIN-107-31, 2016
9.1 x 9.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 471

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, CIN-107-32, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

CIN-107-32, 2016
9.1 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 471

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, CIN 107, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

CIN 107, 2016
9.1 x 9.1 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 434

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Vache qui rit rose, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Vache qui rit rose, 2014
19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 1,055

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Hommage a Picasso, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Hommage a Picasso, 2020
39.4 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 4,715

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Hommage à Fernand Léger, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Hommage à Fernand Léger, 2020
35.4 x 35.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 3,598

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, CIN-107-14, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

CIN-107-14, 2016
9.1 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, CIN-114, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

CIN-114, 2016
9.1 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, CIN-107-16, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

CIN-107-16, 2016
9.1 x 9.1 x 0.4 inch
Painting

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Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, CIN-107-21, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

CIN-107-21, 2016
9.1 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, CIN 095, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

CIN 095, 2016
9.1 x 9.1 x 0.4 inch
Painting

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Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, CIN-107-5, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

CIN-107-5, 2016
9.1 x 9.1 x 0.4 inch
Painting

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Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Vache qui rit , Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Vache qui rit , 2014
8.7 x 8.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Vache qui rit noir, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Vache qui rit noir, 2014
8.7 x 8.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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