Jacques Jarrige

French, 1962

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 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; the deep gleam of lacquer or the vivid marks of his hammer on brass.

Jacques Jarrige lives and work in Paris.

**Video, Portrait and Studio Photography by Claire Le Douaron** 

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