Laurent Jaffrennou

Laurent Jaffrennou, artist painter


Laurent Jaffrennou is a French artist born in 1972. He lives and works in Tonnerre. His works are derived from paper and build reduced architectures: the folds and folds create a world, and his washed-out colors give a romantic tone to his tectonic constructions.

He is also renowned among gallerists for his sense of decoration. He had a treasure trove of antiques at the Flea Market where he displayed the most beautiful 18th century folk textiles, curiosities and fragments of vanished worlds. Sometimes he created for his artist friends frames that are like a theater.

Today he lives and works in Tonnerre.

1994 – 1998 : School of Fine Arts of Versailles.

1998 - 1999 : National Superior School of Art of Paris-Cergy-Pontoise.

1998 - 2008 : Travels in the Middle East, Beirut, Damascus, Sana'a.

2003 - 2004 : Lives in Cairo.

2011 - 2019 : Antique dealer at the Flea Market

2020 : Obazine Library, Editions Mayaro

Laurent Jaffrennou, Replis, Mayaro 2021

Exhibition at Mayaro Gallery

Replis, mars-juin 2021

Superimposing his drawings, collages, and mixed media, Laurent Jaffrennou sedimented different layers, made of transparent layers and washed out forms linked together, sometimes by a simple thread. The artist thus creates a universe punctuated with folded horizons and refuges, which carry within them the thickness of lived time. Through an alchemy between paint and paper, he reveals the efforts of man to build his own world, and maintain it in time.

The palimpsest architectures of Laurent Jaffrennou speak to us of the difficult construction of the Self, making perceptible the fragility of the being and the interior folds. .

Past exhibitions

2010 – Tectus, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris . 2008 – Lignes et ascension, l’Atelier, Aubervilliers . 2007 – Les structure originelles, l’Atelier, Aubervilliers.