“Jacques Jarrige is a sculptor and a designer, born in 1962. He lives and works in Paris, France.
Sculptor and designer: Since his beginnings, Jacques Jarrige glides between the two. He follows his inspiration in the moment, explores the universe of form freely, trusting in the physical gest and the dialogue with the material. His creations are often made to measure or short series of numbered objects.
Jacques Jarrige is known for his unique vocabulary of sculptural forms that he applies to furniture, lighting, sculpture, and jewelry. The works carry within his gesture, a back and forth dialogue with the material, a hesitation of the line that draws captivating and moving biomorphic forms in space. He works primarily with humble materials: plywood, MDF, aluminum or brass.
Searching for the undiluted translation of his own physical and mental reality into an object, the Parisian sculptor makes no distinction between art and design — his delicate plywood furniture contains as much of himself as his mobiles or his jewelry.
With his tender, labor-intensive attention to mundane matter he bestows refinement and energy on his objects and at times the deep gleam of lacquer or the vivid marks of his hammer on brass.”