Jean-François Robert

Jean-Francsois Robert - Space Between


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French photographer Jean-Francois Robert started his artistic journey with music and soon developed a passion for photography and writing.

JF Robert’s art explores the fringes of realism and abstraction, art and language. This quest is guiding his work in photography and novels, and is naturally illustrated in music.

His photographs are exhibited in galleries and private collections in Paris, London, Berlin, Brussels, New York, San Francisco, Auckland.

The current series “Springs, Golden Bay” can be seen at Galerie Argentic in Paris, part of the Zen exhibition, together with photographs by Irving Penn, Brassaï, Edouard Boubat, Marc Riboud, Willy Ronis, etc.

The photograph “Paris, -25m” was taken at eighteen years old and quickly gained renown within Paris’ artistic circles. It was published with a text by French writer Pascal Quignard soon after his Prix Goncourt. This photograph was also used as the pivotal point of “Derniers Rêves”, Jean-Francois’ first novel published in 1996.

JF Robert has been based for twenty years on the famous Saint-Louis Island in Paris, at the very heart of Parisian cultural life. Over this period his apartment became an artists’ hub and he organized more than two hundred concerts.

From 2005 he travelled extensively over the world and settled down in New Zealand in 2011 with his partner, French pianist Claire Rouault.

Since then he’s founded Piano on Tour, with the aim of making classical music more accessible, and Space Between, an artist retreat at the gate to the Abel Tasman National Park.



Current exhibition:

“Springs, Golden Bay” New Zealand

Gallery Argentic (Paris)  /  Mahana Estate (Nelson, NZ)


Pupu Springs 1



Pupu Springs 2



Springs Golden Bay 9



Springs Golden Bay 3 _ 30_03_12 15_17_02 Central Dupon 21 juil 2107



Pupu Springs 3



Pupu Springs 8



Springs Golden Bay 5



Pupu Springs 7



Pupu Springs 6


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