Influenced by important art creators, he formed a clear and unique identity as a pop-street art artist. The paintings of the Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Launay, known as Jisbar, go beyond the idea of a simple remake as they are enriched with words, slogans, numbers, and codes that help create a new story to decipher. Jisbar invites each person looking at them to find their own clues by focusing on every detail. The various signs create new angles within which the viewer finds new elements and interpretations each time they look at the painting.
Jisbar is also known for paying tribute to Leonardo da Vinci on the 500th anniversary of his death. He sent into space a new version of the Mona Lisa that he had “reinterpreted”. The panel hovered 33.4 km above Earth for over an hour and a half. On this occasion, he became the first artist to achieve this performance. His technical feat was widely praised by the international media. He has collaborations with major brands such as BMW, Armani, LG, and IKKS.
He participates in actions for the protection of the environment and the fight against racism. He participated in the #RaceAgainstCovid campaign organized by Ducati and donated his ‘Ducati Mona Lisa’ piece to a charity auction to raise €170,000 for the Sant’Orsola Polyclinic Hospital in Bologna. He also donated a new painting to the Téléthon, the 30-hour French charity event that takes place every year to raise funds for research into neuromuscular diseases.
From San Francisco, Taipei, Venice, or from Paris to London, Jisbar’s work is presented in many galleries around the world. He lives and works between Paris and Lisbon.
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