It is this ability to create a suggestive and surreal universe that gives the works of Jean Bosphore their uniqueness, the quality that invites the viewer to embark on a journey of discovery. Combining drawing, sculpture, and art objects, Bosphore’s works explore the concept of beauty through an exploration of the body and its allure. Bosphore’s talent lies in reconciling contrasts such as depth and flatness, and in creating games of perspective through the use of colour and framing. Bosphore’s works are also characterised by their reduced format and their status as art objects, allowing them to be held and experienced by the viewer. They are reminiscent of the Russian avant-garde and the Bauhaus school, both of which emphasised the integration of art and design. Finally, it is impossible to reflect on Jean’s work without mentioning the influence of science fiction and Soviet Constructivist architecture on his work.


Jean Bosphore Lecture nocturne, 2023 Acrylic on wood 25 × 18 cm