Jean-Luc Moulène Artworks

Since the 1980s, Jean-Luc Moulène's work has addressed issues around authorship, transaction, and autonomy, spanning parallel practices of photography and object-based installation.

Read More

Disjunctions and Documents

The works within Moulène's 'Disjonctions' (Disjunctions) series (1984–1995) are ambiguously connected and difficult to interpret. Moulène takes on the role of a flaneur, or a botanist collecting samples in a taxonomy of photographic genres. He has described 'Disjonctions' as 'decalibrating', whereby the recognisable genres of their seemingly banal contents—portraits, nudes, gardens, urban landscapes—are displaced through a careful negation of the artist's control. What emerges instead is the omnipresence of subtle signifiers that communicate the social norms, political controls, and restrictions of movement that underly these settings, including police signs, advertising, and traffic lights.

Moulène is well-known for his large-format photographic series 'Documents' (1989–ongoing) that often broaches politically sensitive subjects. The series chronicles the following subcategories: 'Objets de Grève', products made by French industrial workers on strike; 'Produits de Palestine', products exported from occupied Palestine; 'La Vigie', an invasive urban plant species; 'La Louvre', tourist statuettes from the Louvre; and 'Fénautrigues', Moulène's family's hometown. Photography becomes both a first-person narrative and a research tool, employed by Moulène to record and preserve the socio-political texture of labour struggles. In turn, Moulène emphasises the imbalanced power dynamic of art-making itself, to which the artist turns his critical eye in his object-based series.

Opus

Systems and orders of material production are explored in Moulène's 'Opus' series, an ongoing collection of three-dimensional objects begun in 1995. Its cumulative nature spans a wide variety of content, comprised of tabletop, hanging, and floor-bound constructions that are arranged within an ambiguous ontological order—like Moulène's photography. Materials include glass, bronze, fiberglass, tobacco, plastic, plaster, wood, and bone, amongst others.

In Arthur, Paris, August 2010 (2010), the top of a human skull protrudes from cast concrete, while Mi-tronche (Nonosse) (Half-mug [Bobone]), Paris, September 2010 (2010) reveals a child's skull similarly encased.

The macabre is dropped in Model for Sharing, Paris, December 2007 (2007), a scrappily put-together architectural model, and in Moulène's knot sub-series, whose objects engage the mathematics of knot theory. Loops of coloured glass in Blown Knot 63 2, Borromean, Varia 03 (CIRVA, Marseille, 2012) (2012) fuse into a tangle, while in For Birds 1 and 2 (2012), a glass balloon tentatively bubbles out of the open door of paired birdcages, the rest perfectly fitted inside.

Broadly, Moulène's object-based work suggests the complex, elaborate material binds between matter, as well as the social and historical connections that we project onto objects. The 'Opus' collection follows his photographic research, embodying the hidden systems of production that generate these things.

Browse Artworks
Cage Française by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Cage Française, 2022 Steel wire, glass
30 x 35 x 80 cm
Sold
Galerie Greta Meert
S.T. 005 by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork mixed media
Jean-Luc Moulène S.T. 005, 2018 Silver leaf and graphite on panel
121 x 91 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
OUI Deep Violet by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Jean-Luc Moulène OUI Deep Violet, 2022 Wooden handles, shellac, purple Bic ink, screws and bolts
120 x 146 x 86.5 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
OUI Rouge by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Jean-Luc Moulène OUI Rouge, 2022 Wooden handles, shellac, red Bic ink, screws and bolts
156 x 185 x 151 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
OUI Jaune by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork works on paper
Jean-Luc Moulène OUI Jaune, 2022 Wooden handles and dibber, yellow paint
30 x 180 x 5 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
OUI Tourné et goudronné by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène OUI Tourné et goudronné, 2022 Wooden handles, turned wood pieces, tar, screws and bolts
124 x 168 x 119 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Maison Os by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Jean-Luc Moulène Maison Os, 2022 Model, wood, epoxy resin, black Bic ink
25 x 29 x 18 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Untitled (Rhétorique) by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting, sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Untitled (Rhétorique), 2022 Wood, wire mesh, crepe paper
60 x 60 x 20 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Fantôme by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Fantôme, 2021 Wood, oil paint
135 x 70 x 74 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Bloc Porte Rouge by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Jean-Luc Moulène Bloc Porte Rouge, 2022 Standard door, frame, red Bic ink, screws and bolts
214 x 136 x 212 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Bloc Porte Bleu by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Jean-Luc Moulène Bloc Porte Bleu, 2022 Standard door, frame, blue Bic ink, screws and bolts
214 x 140 x 210 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
S.T. 014 by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting
Jean-Luc Moulène S.T. 014, 2018 Gold leaves and Stabilo ink on panel
61 x 46 x 5.5 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
S.T. 028 by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting, mixed media
Jean-Luc Moulène S.T. 028, 2018 Gold leaves and ink BIC 'Red Classic' on panel
121 x 91 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Os vert (Paris, 2018) by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Os vert (Paris, 2018), 2018 Bronze, green-grey patina (Fonderie de Coubertin)
29.7 x 19.9 x 16.7 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Sous-chrome 9 by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting
Jean-Luc Moulène Sous-chrome 9 Oil paint, tar on panel
46 x 38 x 2 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Sous-chrome 13 by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting
Jean-Luc Moulène Sous-chrome 13, 2017 Oil paint, tar on MDF
55 x 46 x 2 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Maïs (Paris, 2018) by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Maïs (Paris, 2018), 2018 Bronze, gold patina
24 x 31 x 26 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Méduse (Paris, 2018) by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Méduse (Paris, 2018), 2018 Bronze, blue patina
27 x 29 x 45 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
S.T. 019 by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork drawing
Jean-Luc Moulène S.T. 019, 2018 Silver leaves and Stablilo on panel
51 x 41 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Sous-chrome 5 by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting
Jean-Luc Moulène Sous-chrome 5, 2017 Oil, tar on MDF
60.5 x 45.5 x 5 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Sous-chrome 7 by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork painting
Jean-Luc Moulène Sous-chrome 7, 2017 Oil-paint, tar on MDF and plywood
60.5 x 45.5 x 5 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Figure Intermédiaire Paris by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Figure Intermédiaire Paris, 2016 Bronze, green patina
45 x 45 x 45 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Sans titre (poumons de boeuf) by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Sans titre (poumons de boeuf), 2014 Waxed concrete, steel and acrylic cover
28 x 31 x 82 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Étude pour Bébu by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Étude pour Bébu, 2023 Bronze with patina
28 x 28 x 17.6 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Jambe - Le Buisson, juin by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork photography
Jean-Luc Moulène Jambe - Le Buisson, juin, 2023 Bromide, mounted on aluminium
52 x 68.8 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Magnolia - Le Buisson, mars by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork photography
Jean-Luc Moulène Magnolia - Le Buisson, mars, 2023 Bromide, mounted on aluminium
60 x 47 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Abstractions d'organes - Le Buisson by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Abstractions d'organes - Le Buisson, 2023 Plastic, wood, cardboard, epoxy resin
80 x 44 x 19 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Le jardin 1 - Le Buisson, avril by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork photography
Jean-Luc Moulène Le jardin 1 - Le Buisson, avril, 2023 Bromide, mounted on aluminium
118 x 152 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Écorchés - Le Buisson by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Écorchés - Le Buisson, 2023 Concrete, used oil, cultured pearls, silver
45.5 x 27 x 26 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Main (tous les os de la) by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Main (tous les os de la), 2023 Bronze with patina (Fonderie de Coubertin)
6 x 8 x 5.5 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Articulation (humérus - clavicule) by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Articulation (humérus - clavicule), 2023 Bronze with patina (Fonderie de Coubertin)
67.5 x 92 x 40 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Figure et fond (tibia) by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Figure et fond (tibia), 2023 Bronze with patina (Fonderie de Coubertin)
67 x 10 x 11 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Coupé Coqué (tribord) by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Coupé Coqué (tribord), 2023 Shells, cements
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Clavicule - Le Buisson by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Clavicule - Le Buisson, 2023 Bronze with patina
7 x 13 x 2.3 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Plongement 4 by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Plongement 4, 2023 Glass (CIRVA), bronze (Fonderie de Coubertin)
35 x 40 x 40 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Cage française 2 by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Cage française 2, 2022 Steel wire, glass
45 x 58 x 92 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Bourriche 5 - Marseille by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Bourriche 5 - Marseille, 2021 Iron and glass
32.5 x 70 x 32.5 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Burning Hand (Cyrille) by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Burning Hand (Cyrille), 2021 Bronze, glass
23 x 19 x 16 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Croix Org by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Croix Org, 2021 Glass
65 x 38 x 16 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Divertimento - Paris by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Divertimento - Paris, 2019 Terracotta, celluloid
50 x 28 x 24 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Marie - Le Buisson by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Marie - Le Buisson, 2020 Waxed reinforced concrete
176 x 36 x 26 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Jeune Homme - Le Buisson by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Jeune Homme - Le Buisson, 2020 Waxed reinforced concrete
155 x 83 x 44 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Pyramid'os - Le Buisson by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Pyramid'os - Le Buisson, 2020 Bronze, vertdigris patina - Fonderie de Coubertin
54 x 77 x 65 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
L'épouvanté - Fénautrigues, Lot, Fr., été 199 by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork photography, print
Jean-Luc Moulène L'épouvanté - Fénautrigues, Lot, Fr., été 199, 2004 Cibachrome mounted on aluminium
121 x 151 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Trifide 2 (Boroméan) by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Trifide 2 (Boroméan), 2018 Glass
20 x 59 x 52 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
Monsieur Propre jusqu'à l'os - Paris by Jean-Luc Moulène contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Luc Moulène Monsieur Propre jusqu'à l'os - Paris, 2016 Foam, colored resins
29.5 x 48 x 80 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Request Price & Availability
No results found.
Ocula discover the best in contemporary art icon.
Get Access
Join Ocula to request price and availability of artworks, exhibition price lists and build a collection of favourite artists, galleries and artworks.
Do you have an Ocula account? Login
What best describes your interest in art?

Subscribe to our newsletter for upcoming exhibitions, available works, events and more.
By clicking Sign Up or Continue with Facebook or Google, you agree to Ocula's Terms & Conditions. Your personal data is held in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
Thank you for joining us. Just one more thing...
Soon you will receive an email asking you to complete registration. If you do not receive it then you can check and edit the email address you entered.
Close
Thank you for joining us.
You can now request price and availability of artworks, exhibition price lists and build a collection of favourite artists, galleries and artworks.
Close
Welcome back to Ocula
Enter your email address and password below to login.
Reset Password
Enter your email address to receive a password reset link.
Reset Link Sent
We have sent you an email containing a link to reset your password. Simply click the link and enter your new password to complete this process.
Login