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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Jean Picazo

Jean Picazo

Mexican visual artist born in Paris, France, on January 8th, 1975.

As an artist I am driven by the need to crete beautiful, emotion and thought-provoking art pieces in form and content, that connect with both art connoisseurs and common people, combining the aesthetics of the present world with those of the old masters.

EDUCATION: Pratt Institute, NY, USA. BFA with Highest Honnors, May 2001 / La Esmeralda, National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City. 4 semesters of BFA, Sept 1997- July 1999 / Panamerican University, Mexico City. 4 semesters of Philosophy, Sept 1994 - July 1996

EXHIBITIONS: Some of my paintings belong to the collection "Payment in species" of the SHCP (Mexican IRS) and are in permanent exhibition around the country / Vladimir Kasp Cultural Center's inauguration exhibition, Mexico City, June 2006 / Antiguo Colegio de las Vizcanas (rescue of a colonial building considered National Patrimony), Mexico City, October 2006 / "Illustration: the Other Lecture", Casa Universitaria del Libro, Mexico City, April-October 2004 (exhibited my work and teached workshops) / "Innovation and the Present Time", Modern Art Caf, Mexico City, August 2003 / "Pratt Show", Manhattan Center, NY, USA (exhibition of the most outstanding students work), May 2001 / "Asimov", National Museum of Arts and Popular Cultures, Mexico City, May 1994 / Several illustrations published in international magazines and newspapers such as Maxim, Rollingstone, Playboy, Letras Libres, Expansin, Max, Woodlands, etc, since 1991

AWARDS: Pratt Merit Grant for the most outstanding student of each grade

Artista visual, Director Creativo y de Arte, egresado de Pratt Institute NY con máximos honores. Ha participado en exposiciones en NY y México, incluyendo el Museo de Arte Moderno. Ha publicado ilustraciones y tiras cómicas en diversos diarios y revistas internacionales.

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