Jean-Luc Verna's drawings are the memories of his drawings. The trichloethylene that he uses to reproduce them also change them. He then intervenes the copy to make them beautiful and unique. His method hides a natural drawing to give place to a drawing that already existed but that had never before been discovered.
Jean-Luc Verna has had recent exhibitions in Paris (Air de Paris), New-York (Team Gallery) and in Murcia, Spain (La Conservera, Salas Veronicas). The Frac Alsace dedicated an exhibition to him with Brice Dellsperger, in which he performs all the roles in a remake of Body Double. He has participated in numerous collective exhibitions (Centre Pompidou, Villa Arson, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, MAC/VAL…). He is also a dancer for the choreographers Gisèle Vienne and Mickaël Phelippeau and singer in the group I Apologize. His works are in the permanent collections of MoMA, Pompidou Centre, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, and many FRAC.
Works on paper, Blondeau & Cie, Genève
The causes of Things: Collection of the CNAP, The Centrale for contemporary Art, Bruxelles
Lost in L.A., Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles
Fruits de la passion, Les 10 ans du PAC, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Vous n'êtes pas un peu beaucoup maquillé ? - Non, Air de Paris, Paris
Suzanne-Janet Préault, La galerie Saint-Séverin, Paris