As part of the 2020 edition of Pasteurdon, this researchers' blouse customised by Jo Ber is auctioned. The funds raised will be used to fund research.
Jo Ber was born in 1983 in the suburbs of Paris.
Rocked to comics and hip-hop, Jo Ber soon took over the pencil and paper. Compulsive designer, he grew up at the feet of the Défense which quickly became his playground. He made his first paintings in the street shortly before 2000, not resisting the appeal of his ultra-urban environment. Graffiti, paintings, fanzines, comics, sculptures, Jo Ber works his bases while varying the pleasures.
Coincidentally, Europe's borders are fading under the rails of the railway networks shortly before the urge to explore other settings. It marks its stages in the stations of Berlin, Brussels, Belgrade, Naples, Oslo, Lisbon, Timisoara... kind of travel diary in situ.
In the absence of a classical training in the world of the visual arts, Jo Ber was able to profit from his less conventional experiences.
He has learned to be fast and efficient in difficult conditions and unlike
drawing, which he has been practicing since childhood, he will really rub the colour when he paints on these metal monsters, these steel snakes, the trains.
Back in the studio, Jo Ber does not hesitate to explore other supports than canvas, wood panels, palisades, Zinc plates, thus adding more material and texture to his work. His penchant for various mythologies pushes Jo Ber into the ancient Mesopotamian lands, in search of the oldest stories ever written by man.
What he found there did not disappoint him, these forgotten epics, ancestral narratives with universal characters found a place of choice in his palette, alongside commuter train, subway, and other contemporary rogues.
Jo Ber walks us on the teeming avenue of his anachronistic figurative imagination, between clear line and underground comics, Neo-Sumerians and theory of relativity, with a strong interest in urban mythologies and ancient ghettos.
Chatty, detailed and colourful narrations, multiples of inspirations, supports and territories, detours and curiosities, go to the next station.
Follow him on Instagram: @Jo__Ber
Credits: Institut Pasteur - François Gardy photos
- Jo Ber
- Title of artwork
- Tube à essai
- Mixed media
- As new
- Image size
- 116×50 cm
- Sold with frame