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This artist is Bachelor of Arts from the University of Lausanne, then a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (New York), was an assistant then lecturer in art history at the University of Lausanne.
He was responsible for the Antenne romande of the Swiss Institute for the Study of Art (SIK-ISEA) from its foundation in 1988 until 2013.

André Jaccard first asserted himself as a poet before revealing a plastic vein of astonishing originality. For more than thirty years, he has surprised us with a new technical gesture and a profoundly poetic expression at each exhibition. This time, he has gone for simplicity, abandoning the frames, the glasses, the brush and keeping only the tube of glue and two rolls of sticky paper. "The main thing with this new technique is to be able to travel everywhere to collect the dust of the world.

A discreet, even rare artist. His work is distinguished by its originality and eclecticism.
Not to see well in order to look even better.
The works of this artist have to be "earned", you have to take the time to penetrate the different layers of glass to access the wonderful world of childhood.
Nothing spectacular, André JACCARD's works are all about sensitivity and light touches, the eye becomes silent.


© Photo credit : Estelle Cesar