Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, alias JC/DC, is born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1949. He is primarily known for his talent as a fashion designer, dressing everyone from John Lennon and Lady Gaga to Pope John Paul II. For more than 40 years, he has been blending in a remarkable way, art with fashion, breaking down the codes of the conservative Parisian catwalks.The designer has never seen frontiers between fashion, art and design.
So, when Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, recently exchange his couture’s tools for brushes, it was not a surprise. “King of the Unconventional”, his offbeat and colorful vision of art, taking inspiration from the pop culture has been brightening up the streets of cities all over the world.
He made his entrance into the art world with his first solo exhibition “The Triumph of the Sign” at the Paradise Row Art Gallery. Since then, his artistic activities never stop, from drawings on the streets to large-scale art installations, such as the giant fresco in the Paris-Orly’s facade of the airport, the neon frame of the King Sejong’s Statue, in Seoul or recently his colorful illustrative artwork at the Convent Garden, in London.Today, his chromatic prism has spread widely at the international and settled all around the globe.