Joël Hubaut - color me, 2016
Joël Hubaut is an artist but also a grandpa dressed in his black leather jacket. He sees art as an act of rebellion and something that should always be fun: his exhibitions are like parties, open to everyone, celebrating freedom and imagination and his riotous artwork always has a crazy story behind it.
He paints, sculpts, writes, takes photos and sings. He's even the world champion of "Camembert cheese throwing", an activity he invented himself and for which, he features in the Guinness Book of Records.
When we asked him to draw some pictures for children to color, he replied "Yippee!".
Born in Amiens in 1947, Joël Hubaut currently lives and works between Paris and the Normandy (France). He teaches at the l'École d'Art et des Médias in Caen. This ?artistic wholesaler? works just as happily on installations, drawing, painting or the written word (poetry) and in a style he has dubbed ?Pest-Modern?. As early as 1970, his ?épidémik? writing style (crosses, circles and triangles) invaded all the different forms he employed, in the struggle against social formatting and the ?over-categorization? of media. Inspired more or less at random by Burroughs, Rabelias, Satie and the BMPT group of artists, he has put together performances (alongside Jean-Jacques Lebel and Félix Guattari), painted proliferating ?Semiotik? rabbits, founded a music magazine: FRACTAL MUSIK, practiced Camembert cheese throwing and loves pastiche and parody. His work is represented at the parisian gallery Lara Vincy since 1980 as well as the galerie du jour agnès b.