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Jean‑Baptiste Née

Born in 1986.
Studio at Chapal factory, Montreuil, France. 

French painter, set designer and plastic artist, graduated from les Arts‑Décoratifs, Paris, in 2012, Jean‑Baptiste Née works in the mountains and paints on location during immersive stays of several weeks or months. He meets painter Alexandre Hollan in 2005 and starts drawing from life, in direct contact with nature. Since 2015, he gives a more important role to the elements : rain, snow and frost mark the paper, thus contributing to the making of the painting. He often establishes his “great studio” in the Swiss Alps, or in the French Massif du Vercors – notably in winter –, as well as during long treks in the Italian Alps. In winter 2018, he works in Wudangshan and Lushan ranges, China, then in Kiso mounts he next winter. As a counterpoint to his practice, he develops an interest in the daoist idea of “Sky” [天], and in Spinoza's monist thinking. His first monography The Naked World, is published in 2021 by Hartpon. In 2022, his artwork joins the French public collections of MuMa museum, Le Havre, and is shown at Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais Éphémère, the next year.

Jean‑Baptiste Née is represented :
in Paris by gallery Camera Obscura
in Geneva by gallery Ligne Treize
in Ardèche, south of France, by gallery Mirabilia
in Brittany, west of France, by gallery La Navire

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