Painter, photographer, director and writer | France
Antoine Janot (1988) works in a broad range of media. He is a painter, photographer, director of short movies and writer. Between illusion and dream, Antoine Janot portrays characters lost in a continuous flow of reality and imagination.
“My duty as an artist is to reflect on some issues related to society. The artist in my opinion, is a mirror of society. I am convinced that the artist can play an important role in providing solutions to our problems.”
Antoine Janot (1988) is a film director, photographer, poet and painter, holding a bachelor of Science. He was initially educated as an audiovisual technician at EICAR, followed by a masters degree in Cinema from the University La Sorbonne in Paris. He has co-produced an independent documentary and directed several experimental short films, which were well recognized, as well as his photography, for which he was awarded several times. In addition he published several poetry books and essays and is increasingly recognised for his paintings.
Early on Janot started to work on paper and canvas with watercolors, ink, and acrylics to find another outlet to express his poetic world. His semi-abstract works often seem hallucinating expressions somewhere between illusion and dream with figurative hints.
They reflect on our post-modern society where online perceptions tend to take over physical reality. Janot’s characters seem lost in this mixed flow of reality and imagination.
Janot has exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions in Paris, where he lives, and beyond, such as wider France, Korea, Guatemala, Netherlands and Germany.
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Prendre Corps (duo solo with Agathe Lepoutre), Alliance Francaise, Seoul, Korea
Garden of Eden (duo solo with Sanda Amadou), OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands
French Alliance of Guatemala
Galerie L’Angle, Paris, France
Galerie Akié Arichi, Paris, France
Human Nature, Library of Dompierre-sur-Besbre, France
CICA Museum of Contemporary Art, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Les recontres Photographiques du Prieuré
Galerie La reine blanche, Paris, France
The shouting thought, Galerie La Passerelle, Paris, France
What’s what?, Gallery La passerelle, Paris, France
Photography, Galerie des Crous, Paris, France
Photography, Palais des Congres, Strasbourg, France
Another city or the “other” in the city?, photography, Modern Art museum of Yerevan, Armenia
Photography, White night festival, Minneapolis, USA
Residence Garden of Eden, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam (Rotterdam), Netherlands
Author in residence, Les pieds dans l’eau, Jaligny-sur-Besbre, France
Photography, Museum for Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia (grant European Cultural Foundation)
Winner Yallum Magazine Photo contest, cover 18th edition
Photo Portrait, All About photo magazine
Photo series in Dodho magazine
Indoor & Outdoor Poetry, published by Maïa
Feature movie La marche funèbre, produced by Les Valseurs (Drama, work-in-progress)
Poetry Short stories, published by Les impliqués
Short movie Lullaby for 17 skyscrapers, 192 buildings and 13,851 inhabitants, produced by Bear team production, broadcasted on French television (Fantasy)
Novel Le croque neige, published by L’Harmattan
Short movie The Fog people, produced by Les valseurs, broadcasted on French television (Science fiction) 2 awards / 11 international festival selections
Novel The taster, published by Abatos
Essay Le cinéma est-il devenu muet?, published by L’Harmattan
Documentary The sleeping of the crowd, co-directed by Cyprien Leduc (Society)