BRISSE Joël (1953)

Joël Brisse was born in Vichy in 1953, he is a painter and a filmmaker.

He graduated at the National School of Fine Arts of Clermont-Ferrand.

First exhibition at the Diagonal Gallery in Paris.

En 1985 the art critic Bernard Lamarche-Vadel exhibited his paintings at the Claudine Bréguet Gallery. Since then he has collaborated with many galleries in France and abroad.

Nowadays he works with Nathalie Gaillard and the Duboys Gallery in Paris.

Since 1997 he has been directing films: his short films The Clothespins and The Apple, the Fig and the Almond have been granted awards. He directed two full length films, The end of Animal Kingdom in 2003 and Spoken Suite in 2009.

The Roger Quilliot Museum in Clermont-Ferrand organized an important exhibition of his work in 2009. He still goes on painting.

"Evoking the Passion of Christ is enough to make hundreds of images come rushing into our memories. Starting from the Byzantine mosaic makers and painters up to Warhol. My choice fell upon two episodes, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Kiss of Judas. Doubt, fatigue, betrayal, fear, cowardice, true human passions and Christ who is just a man like the others. People lying down, Christ on the watch, a frieze of men with the one who is arrested, standing in the centre, formal proposals".
Joël Brisse