Born in Vire in 1956, Jean-Jacques Dumont lives and works in eastern France. He is a professor at the Ecole supérieure d'art in Metz and at the Lorraine University. He describes himself as a multi-faceted artist using mixed techniques: drawing, sculpture, video and participative events. His work, involving the most trivial of objects, is laced with dark humour. Closely observing how things are represented and the world of communication, the artist has reduced newspapers to silence and inserted luminous screens in their pages. Thermometers take the temperature of the art world and books cut into pieces on a part-time basis investigate the world of work. The production of multiples (badges and prints on bags) constitutes an important part of his activity. Exhibitions of his work have been held in numerous FRACs and art centres across France.