Size: 30"W x 40"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
I've always loved deer. Their grace,gentleness , strength and agility. They encompass the best human traits. I've had several encounters with them , up in Woodstock NY when I'm on the East Coast to in Topanga Canyon when I'm on the West Coast, and they always seem telepathic in a way. They are skittish for sure, but the confident ones know when you pose no threat , and when they dead lock a gaze,something happens, an exchange, an unspoken knowing,
My name is Jean-Philippe Boucicaut. I am painter/photographer born in NYC to parents of Haitian and Corsican descent. My father is a respected documentary film maker and my mother is a painter,both my grandfathers were photographers, mom's cousin is Regine Chassagne of the band Arcade Fire and dad's cousin was Jean-Michel Basquiat. There are classical musicians,chefs, filmmakers and writers in my family and fortunately everyone was encouraged to pursue whatever they were good at. I started drawing at 7 and got my first camera at 11. Donna Karan gave me my first profession job in the arts at 21 as a junior design asst at her Menswear Collection. After a couple of years there I returned to my first loves of painting and photography. They always seemed to be two separate fields and they are in many ways:one being solitary and internal another being more social and interactive. Portraits and faces in general have always fascinated me and so when I started shooting photographs, I began by testing new faces at some of the NY and London modelling agencies.It was a natural progression from painting faces. The current direction of my work is the blending of painting and photography and the blending of painting and sculpture. I spend my time between NY and Los Angeles.