Jean-Paul Picard is an artist/photographer who’s work has been shown through out the New York, New Jersey Metro Area. This includes The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Historical Society, Slater Memorial Museum, Studio Montclair Gallery, just to name a few. In the last two years he has had solo shows at Hoboken Historical Museum and hob’art Gallery. It has been written, about his work, that Picard “manipulates the visual mapping of the works and pushes the normally faithful representation of the medium of photography in ways that feel decidedly of the 21st century.”
Picard’s work is the results of moving the camera, like a brush, during exposure. The result is captured memory, some parts are clear while other parts breaking up and or disappearing. In many cases the traditional rigid shapes of the rectangle are broken, creating a shaped image that is a “Sweep.” This shape is printed, mounted, cut out and freed from it’s confines. It is dip on the wall base on the horizon in the photo. His studio is located in the Neumann Leather Building in Hoboken.
A graduate of Parson School Design and The New School of Social Research where he majored in graphic design, photography, and print making, all in the traditional methods. His professors included George Tice and Louis Fauer. Now specializes in digital photography and web design, he teaches courses at the Hudson County Schools of Technology. He and his wife Mary, a textile artist, live and work in Hoboken, New Jersey.