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SINCE MOVING TO SOUTH-EAST ASIA THREE DECADES AGO, GLOBE TROTTING
ARTIST JEAN-MARC HUSS CREATES PAINTINGS THAT ARE A VISUAL FEAST,
AN AESTHETIC TRIUMPH THAT HAS IMPRINTED ON THESE GIANT ORIENTAL FACES
THE MAGNETIC CALM OF ANOTHER WORLD THAN OURS.
A SPLENDID ICONIC JOURNEY INTO THE SPIRITUAL ELEGANCE OF EASTERN LORDS,
SHAMANS AND HOLY VAGABONDS THAT JEAN-MARC CALLS THE "MASTERS OF BLISS".
JEAN-MARC'S WORKS ARE HELD IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE,
AND ARE REGULARLY AUCTIONED AT PRESTIGIOUS EVENTS IN AID OF CHARITIES, LIKE
THE RED CROSS FOUNDATION, THE PRINCE'S TRUST AND THE DALAI LAMA FOUNDATION.
RESIDING NOW IN NORTHERN LAOS, BETWEEN MONSOON RETREATS AND JOURNEYS
TO LAST FRONTIERS, THE PAINTER CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE, THROUGH THE SANDS
OF TIME AND THE SEAS OF CHANGE, THE OMNIPRESENCE OF THE SACRED ON HIS
MAJESTIC CANVASES, IN AN IMPECCABLE MASTERY OF LIGHT AND SHADE.
SELDOM HAS BLISS BEEN PAINTED WITH SUCH FOND FAMILIARITY, WITH PEACE OF MIND ALMOST WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF THESE CANVASES.
CALM ABIDING STROKES, CRISP AND CLEAR, THE BRUSH STROKES SHED LIGHT ON DARK MATTERS. HERE COMES THE SUN.
Born in strasbourg, France
Gemini / scorpio, dog in chinese zodiac
Buddhist year 2501
At the age of 12: a school book picture.
A monsoon sky and greens from another world.
The message was clear: go east, young man.
Graduates in architectural studies.
Then loses any interest in architecture.
Goes for intangible things instead. Beyond.
First voyage to Thailand.
Seven days on an island become seven years.
Starts painting to impress a local beauty.
Moves to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.
Years of gold leafs and pigments with northern masters.
River deep and mountain high: the days of Lanna art.
A year in India , swinging goa and healing rishikesh.
Holy cows, holy nuts and hermits on inner fire.
Studies temple murals and restoration techniques.
One year in Bali . Opens studio in Ubud.
Produces first series of paintings "Buddha fever".
First private exhibition in Bangkok end of 1991.
Opens art and antiques gallery in bangkok.
Starts painting commissioned works for public spaces.
Runs several night venues in the city . Ying and yang.
Long retreats in Nepal, Burma and Laos.
Between exhibitions, trades in burmese rubies.
Starts using gemstone pigments on his canvases.
Opens asian art and painting gallery in Bordeaux.
Specializes in tribal art and animist amulet collections.
Workshops in sacred tattoo designs and Hmong shamanism.
Moves to phuket in southern thailand. Yoga and yoginis.
Prolific decade with over thirty exhibitions worldwide.
The mandarin oriental hotels in new york and london become fans.
Settles in the world heritage city of Luang Prabang.
Northern Laos is home, and the Mekong reigns supreme.
Uses sales of his artworks to fund schools in poor communities.
One thousand years ago, sculptors of the khmer empire
Believed that god had put a statue in every slab of stone,
And their duty was to remove all that was not part of it.
They gave us carved faces that verge on the sublime:
Will of iron and force of character on one hand,
Profound faith and inner peace on the other.
These icons have the touching beauty of a human face,
And because they were done out of space and out of time,
They still, even today, dominate the one and defy the other.
Jean-marc, when painting these kings of a unknown reign,
Displays a fond familiarity with the intangible, in a ravishing
Palette of stupefying textures and rare pigments.