Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Mark Hotel


Christian Lacroix

 Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye

Jean-Philippe Delhomme was born in 1959 in France. 
After having graduated from l'Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, in the mid-eighties, he began working as an illustrator for many magazines, such as the French edition of Glamour and the British Vogue. 
In 1993 he began a series of ground-breaking campaigns where gouache illustrations replaced fashion photography for Barneys, extended from magazine pages to billboards on L.A's Sunset Boulevard and on from there to television.
Back in Paris, he contributed to Vogue Paris, Vogue Nippon and House & Garden. 
He then spent more of his time on writing and published a first novel "Mémoires d'un pitbull" in 1998, followed by "La dilution de l'artiste" in 2001 and "Comique de proximité" in 2005. In the meantime, he has also published several cartoon books : "Le drame de la Déco", "Art Contemporain" and "La Chose littéraire", all of them at Editions Denoël. 

His paintings and illustrations have been exhibited in New York, at the James Danzinger Gallery, in Paris, at Colette, in Tokyo at the Rocket Gallery and in Hyères, France, at the Festival International de la Mode. 
In 2006, he did a series of billboards ads for le Bon Marché, the Paris left bank sophisticated department store. 
His works appears regularly in GQ and in the french edition of Architecture Digest magazine.