Since the mid-1980s, Jean-Luc Moulène has attempted to deconstruct through everyday scenes or typical images (landscapes, still lives, portraits...) the social, economic and aesthetico-historical parameters underlying in any image production. Jean-Luc Moulène’s work is an ongoing reflection on the factual limits of photography by inserting the latter in the very heart of natural, industrial and cultural phenomena.
A prolific production of sculptures and drawings has continued to accompany his photographic practice. It takes place in his workshop, which acts as an independent research studio, where photography is based on practices of strolling in the real.
Selected recent solo shows include: Secession, Vienna, Austria (2017); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (2016); Torre de los Vientos, Mexico D.F., Mexico (2015); Villa Medici, Rome, Italy (2015); Transpalette, Bourges, France (2014); Special project related to Museo Jumex opening, Mexico D.F., Mexico (2013); Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon (2013) ; Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (2012); Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York (December 2011–December 2012); Carré d’art – Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes, France (2010); Centre d’art Passerelle, Brest, France (2008); Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium (2007); Musée du Louvre, Paris, France (2005); CCA Kitakyushu, Japan (2004); Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (2003); Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (2001).
Jean-Luc Moulène will have a solo exhibition at Sculpture Center, New York in Spring 2019.