Originally from Switzerland, Paris-based photographer Jacques Brun began a BA of photography at Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in 2012. One year later, Brun exhibited with the Prix VFG Nachwuchsförderpreis in Winterthur, Basel, Stuttgart and Lausanne. In 2014 he won the Prix d’Encouragement of the city of Renens that allowed him to create a personal exhibition in 2015. He graduated from ECAL in 2015 and worked 2 years as an assistant in the prestigious school. In September of 2015, he was shortlisted for the second time at Unseen Photo Book Award in Amsterdam. In 2016, he exhibited his second solo show in Zurich. In 2018, his work entered in the permanent collection of the Credit Suisse. In 2019, his work “Sunset Garden” was chosen to be shown at the Benaki Museum for the Athens Photo Festival. He currently resides in Paris working on his art and other commercial projects.
In his work he explores our visual connection with everyday life, memories, and dreams - creating exceptional journeys that mirror how we interact with ordinary or mystical environments.Through photography, he creates non-narrative storylines - collections that combine different arrangements of objects to express a metaphorical quest. His work lies on the border between two worlds: nostalgic reality - inspired by the personal and familiar versus the imaginary, dream-world constructed by common myths.Light is used in his work to speak about shapes, time and feelings. This allows him to sublimate things into a unique sculpture or transform anecdotic moments into timeless stories. He wants to express a feeling out of the frame and point the unknown.
b. 1992, Switzerland Lives and works in Paris, France