The team

Ronnie JIANG

Artist
Founder of DF Art Project / President of DF Association

Ronnie Jiang was born in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia She obtained her BA Fashion Design degree in Taiwan.  She came to France in 2008.  In 2013, she launched her artistic career, after working on several projects as a fashion designer 

Her figurative works are fragmented, of obvious incoherence, act beyond double-edged, somewhere between surreal enchantment and uncanny enigma, where we meet the icons in the art world, the characters of her graphic illustrations evolve alongside nonsensical, yet familiar animals. Her expressive portraits have one thing in common – they are perfectly identifiable due to their characters’ grey, diaphanous skin. They collide in the world of dance, storytelling, globalized society. 

She has been participating in exhibitions around the world, such as in Paris, London, Bucharest, Macau, and Tokyo.  She likes to bring her state of art expression more in social reflection, political awareness with a humorous touch. 

Ronnie is the creator of the artistic project Déstructuralisme Figuratif.

She carries the visions and ambitions of the artists that she carefully selects at the international level.

Please visit her website for more information:

www.ronnie-jiang.com

http://www.ronnie-jiang.com/

Caroline CANAULT

Journalist, Art Critic

Co-Founder / Editor Consultant of DF Association

Caroline Canault obtained her Master Degrees in Information & Communication and in Contemporary Art Market.

Following her first television collaborations in TV’s youth programs in France, she focused on print media and the Web.

She is a press correspondent specialized in art and works in Brussels, New York, and Barcelona, she also works in culture and lifestyles for the French press such as Publihebdos, Next-Liberation, LesEchos.fr, Espace Art’s Magazine, All The Content News Agency.

Caroline claims her double functions as art criticism and journalist. The first allows her the privileged witness of the creation, to visit frequently the studios of emerging artists and to defend their works. Her position as a journalist gives her the possibility with more space, to analyze, to put into perspective the cultural and artistic information for the various press media in which she collaborates.

For DF project, she contributes her sophisticated vision on the selected artists and develops the content strategy.

Please visit her blog for more information:

http://canolinecritiks.blogspot.com/

Jean-François COLLIGNON

Correspondent of Fine Arts Academy, Architecture Section of 

the Institut de France

Vice President of DF Association

Graduated from the Rennes University Institute of Technology in 1970 (Civil Engineering) and from the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts in Caen in 1977-1978 (civil constructions), Jean-François Collignon was a Design Engineer and sales manager in several companies specializing in metal construction, petrochemical engineering, engineering structures, waterproofing, etc. including the company Eiffel Métallique Construction.

Since 2007, he has been the founding President of the Europe-Asia Exchange Center Association, the purpose of which is the implementation, promotion and development of international, national and regional artistic cultural exchanges, valuing knowledge, artistic skill, traditional and contemporary techniques.

Chevalier of Arts & Letters, he is a cultural advisor of Hangzhou – Zhejiang province in China. He is also executive vice-president of the Sino-French Association of Calligraphy and Painting and a member of the Association of French & Chinese Experts – AEFC.

Jean-François Collignon is elected since May 26, 2004, Correspondent of the Fine Arts Academy in Architecture Section at the L’Institut de France.

Brno DEL ZOU

Photographer, sculptor, videographer, musician

Assistant Secretary

Exhibition coordinator of DF Association

Brno Del Zou is a photographer, sculptor, videographer, musician software designer, video, sound, and interactive installations ‘creator.

After obtained his doctorate in theoretical mechanics (1990), Bruno worked at the University of Poitiers (1994-2006) as a teacher and researcher in Information and Communication and university’s researcher laboratory on mediatized learning in creation and management, Brno Del Zou devoted himself exclusively to his artistic activities.

His “Photo-sculptures”, as well as his videography creations, proceed from the same process of fragmentation and reconstruction of the body. Deformations, perspectives, scale games … Brno juggles the reality and the imaginary, the troubled, and the tangible.

His studio “Le Mouton Noir” in Poitiers is also a gallery, presents international artists, the gallery will be extended by the opening of a new space where artistic expression can be expressed in all its forms from autumn 2020.

Brno shares his experience in scenography and web strategy within the

DF ART PROJECT.

Discover Brno’s works at brnodelzou.fr

Visit his studio at galerie-mouton-noir.fr

Emily HELSTROFFER

Visual artist

Tresurer of DF Association

Emily Helstroffer was born in Phnom-Penh, Cambodia. She lives and works near Paris.

After a professional career in Finance’s world, she took arts courses and the Louvre school and attended the Grande Chaumière living model workshop in Paris.

 Her discovery of the visual arts is a real revelation for her. She continues her research on Japanese painting (Nihonga) as well as Chinese painting.

Discover the universe of Emily on:

https://www.artmajeur.com/fr/emily-helstroffer/artworks

art-now

Visual artist

Actif member, webdesigner of DF Association

art-now is a multimedia designer, passionate about graphics, he likes to play with words and images. He expresses himself through creation in all its forms by making singular illustrations that combine both geometric lines inspired by minimalism and a more contemporary style from current digital creation. From its most at a young age, he was attracted to artistic disciplines, in particular drawing.

In 1998, he follows training in desktop publishing which opens the doors to professionals in the world of images. He often likes to refer to the collective unconscious by reappropriating the great classics of painting and pop icons to offer his graphic reinterpretation combining an approach linked to generative art.

art-now performs a research work on the processes of deconstruction and destructuring, wishing thus give several levels of reading depending on whether one is near or far from his works.

Discover the world of art-now on:

https://www.artmajeur.com/en/design-by-art-now/artworks

Jérôme ROYER

Architectural and building designer / Visual artist

Active member for communication and

scenographic support of DF Association

Jérôme Royer is a painter who oscillates between the figurative and the abstract, his portraits combine the real with the unreal. He draws from a young age, seeing art as a way to have fun and express himself.

He turned to building, worked in a construction company, and then became a building and architectural designer. He will be strongly encouraged on social networks for the quality of his work.

He then draws more and more and begins to exhibit his drawings. His work is the result of research into quantum meditation focused on the interconnection of beings and the universe.

The practice of martial arts, including boxing, meditation, and tai chi chuan, influences his practice of painting, from his body language to the technique used. His work has earned him numerous personal and group exhibitions in France and abroad, notably in Belgium and Australia.

Discover Jérôme’s universe on :

https://en.jeromeroyer.com/

Adrien CONRAD

Make-up Artist / Visual artist

Active member for communication and

technical logistics of DF Association

 

Self-taught painter part of the neo-expressionist artistic movement, Adrien stands out with a post-baroque style,

between classical lines and futuro-punk.

His training as a professional make-up artist allowed him to collaborate with the Des Gueux collective as a ZFX make-up artist. This experience propelled him into a post-apocalyptic universe, at the heart of the scenography of zombies and horrifying accessories of all kinds. With this creative experience, he has since devoted himself fully to painting, giving birth to series of emaciated individuals, with the embodied sensitivity of a post-contemporary black romanticism, crying out for reality, eyes wide open.

Discover the universe of Adrien on:

https://www.instagram.com/adrienconrad/

Dominique Laude

Active member for communication and

technical logistics of DF Association

Artist photographer and cultural manager graduated from EFET, EAP and EAC, Dominique is passionate about the origins of art, its history, its dissemination, the secrets of the great masters and the anatomy of the body.

From 1990, the date of his first exhibition, until 1997, he produced and participated in several national and international events.

In 1994, he created Arttrait, an ephemeral art gallery in L’Isle-Adam (95) where Jérôme Mesnager and Dominique Rousserie will be exhibited.

From 1997 to 2017 Dominique entered a phase of participation in the development and creation of a company in various sectors of activity.

Since 2017, he has devoted himself entirely to artistic creation by participating in various events under the signature of LAUDE.

Discover the universe of Dominique on:

https://www.artmajeur.com/dominique-laude

Franck TURZO

Sculptor 

Active member for technical logistic of DF Association

Franck interprets our current world with these influences, good or bad. His research results in the creation of round, compressed, diverted or even distorted shapes. His pieces are systematically worked in the ambivalence of abstraction and figuration. From an abstract form that he deforms by his gesture, an animal or human appearance appears.

When he chooses a figurative model, he metamorphoses it to make it more abstract. Both in motion and still, sometimes playful and sometimes tactile, his process bends to the constraints of matter and contingency.

The integration of his hands into his works marks his imprint, the hold of time, the formatting that we undergo throughout our lives.

Franck mainly evokes the animal world to represent humans in all their diversity, complexity, and behavior.

He has exhibited his work since 1996 in France and abroad (Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada and China.)

He is a founding member of ArtCeram “Terres d’Empreintes” which organizes biennials on ceramics in SALT from Sèvres in Hauts-de-Seine.

Discover the universe of Franck on :

http ://www.turzosculptures.com