Jochen Gerner is a polymorphic artist. His work is anchored in the analysis of perceptions of language and image: he uses common visual codes by diverting them. Gerner's work stems from a deep interest in the hidden meaning of everyday motifs, and his practice constantly fluctuates between different forms. He is the author of numerous books such as Le Minimalisme (with Christian Rosset, Le Lombard, 2016), RG (with Emmanuel Rabu, Association, 2016), Panorama du froid (Association, 2013), Branchages (l 'Association, 2009), Against the Comic Strip (Association, 2008), TNT in America (l'Ampoule, 2002). He also produces drawings for the press (Le Un, Liberation, Le Monde, The New York Times...).Read More
In 2017, REPÈRES, 2000 drawings to understand the world was published by Éditions Casterman, a set of drawings that the artist produced for the newspaper Le Un. His work is presented on the occasion of personal exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy (2015), at the Anne Barrault gallery (2013 and 2017), at the Bastia Museum of Art and History (2012), at the Lux in Valence (2011), at the children's gallery of the Center Pompidou in Paris (2010), as well as at the Musée d'Art Moderne du Luxembourg (2009).His works are also shown in group exhibitions at the Center Pompidou-Metz (2017); at the Carré d'Art - Museum of Contemporary Art in Nîmes (2017); at the Lieu Commun in Toulouse (2016); at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris (2015); at the Maison Rouge in Paris (2014); at the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow (2012); at the Berardo museum in Lisbon...In 2016, B42 editions dedicated a monograph to him and he received the Drawing Now prize. In 2017, he made the drawings for the animated series 'Do you want a drawing?', commissioned by the Center Pompidou in Paris, on the artistic movements of the 20th century. Invited by the Still Happy architectural firm, Jochen Gerner presents a set of drawings entitled Infinite Places at the French pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, in 2018.
Text courtesy Galerie Anne Barrault.