About Jean-Luc Almond
Saatchi Art Profile: https://www.saatchiart.com/jean-lucalmond
Jean-Luc Almond is an emerging british artist who received his BFA in 2013 from the City & Guilds of London Art School. His paintings have won various awards, including the winner of The Cass Art Commission of the National Open Art Competition, Somerset House (2014) and The Best Painting Prize at the ‘Injustice’ Open Art Competition, La Galleria, Pall Mall, 2014, judged by esteemed art critic, Edward Lucie Smith. In 2015 he was featured as a Saatchi Art ‘One to Watch’ and in ‘the Best of 2015′ and ’20 Emerging Artists to Buy Now’ Collections on Saatchi Art’s homepage. His work is exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include Start Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, 2017, SCOPE Basel, Switzerland, June 2017 and The London Art Fair 2019. Among Jean-Luc’s influences is Victorian photography. His paintings are constructed through the processes of creation and destruction, damage and repair. Jean-Luc is obsessed with the materiality and texture of the paint itself. He embraces the transformations that take place when he is no longer a slave to the image and the painting becomes more about the paint and the surface. A certain tension exists within the thick surfaces of his paintings, as paint takes precedence over representation.
2009-2013 CIty & Guilds of London Art School. BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting
Le Dame Prize shortlist. 2016
The CASS ART Commission – National Open Art Competition, 2014
Best Painting Prize- London Legal Support Trust in association with Arts for Justice Open Art Competition-2014
2010- The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers award for an outstanding Foundation Student.
‘Jean-Luc Almond’. Arte al Limite. Chile. 2016
SAATCHI ART ONE TO WATCH. May 15, 2015
Jean-Luc Almond’s Portraits. Interview with Cass Art, published Nov 2014
London Art Fair 2019 Jan. 16 – Jan. 20, 2019. Business Design Centre. Edgar Modern Gallery
2018. The Affordable Art Fair. New York City. Metropolitan Pavilion. USA. Art Unified. 26 -.30 Sept, 2018
London Art Fair, Edgar Modern, Business Design Centre, 17-21 January 2018.
Start Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, Art Unified, 14-17 Sept 2017.
Scope Basel, Switzerland, Scope Haus, Art Unified Booth B41, 13-18 June 2017
Art Vancouver, Vancouver convention center, Canada, Art Unified, 25-28 May 2017.
Art Market San Francisco, USA, Art Unified, 27-30 April 2017
ARTROOMS 2017, Guest Artist, Melia White House Hotel, London, 2017
SCOPE Basel, Art Unified, Switzerland, 14-19 June, 2016
Jean-Luc Almond Live Painting, Leontia Gallery, 21 May 2016
PLEASURES OF THE GAZE, After Nyne Magazine debut show. The Exhibitionist Hotel, London, 2016
CONSUME, Leontia Gallery, London, 2015
ARTROOMS 2015, International Contemporary Art Fair,
Sponsored Artist, Melia White House Hotel, London, 2015,
NATIONAL OPEN ART COMPETITION TOUR, Winning works only, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester,2 December 2014 – 14 December 2014
NATIONAL OPEN ART COMPETITION, Somerset House, 18 September 2014 – 25 October 2014
London Legal Support Trust in association with Arts for Justice Open Art Competition, La Galleria, 30 Royal Opera Arcade London SW1Y 4UY, 29th September – 3rd October 2014