MY NAME IS JANE PUYLAGARDE AND I AM A PAINTER AND ARTIST. AFTER COMPLETING A MASTERS IN LAW AND POLITICAL SCIENCES, I TURNED TO FASHION AND CREATED MY OWN LABEL IN FRANCE - SELLING IN BOTH THE US AND JAPAN. WHILE TRAVELLING THROUGH MEXICO IN 1992 I DISCOVERED PAINTING AND BEGAN TO DEVELOP MY OWN TECHNIQUE USING A TOOL THAT IS BOTH SIMPLE AND SYMBOLIC: THE HAIRPIN
My monochromes arise from successive appositions of several layers of paint drops reproduced on the entire surface. This repetitive process, hypnotic, allows me to access a space where I can paint the cosmos using each drop as an atom.
My work is exhibited in Paris at 'Bettina von Arnim' and 'Atelier du Faubourg Saint Honoré', and in Barcelona at 'Imaginart'. One of my paintings is permanently exhibited in “Imagine Foundation”, a unique research and treatment of genetic diseases in the new Necker Hospital built by Mr Jean Nouvel, that opened in 2014.
Today I have been painting and focussing on improving myself and my relationships with others and doing my best to feel happy.
My parents named me Jane because they just love the name and wanted a short orthograph to fit with my last name, Guilhen-Puylagarde. As a child I did not like my name, it was a grandmother 's name, and my family called me Janet which I did not like. I wanted to be a Nathalie.
The best thing about being a Jane is feeling sort of unique and international because I don’t know any other Jane in my generation. The worst is people spelling it in the French way, Jeanne.
I think this project is unique and brilliant. It makes our name even more beautiful and sensual. It allows me to be free and feel unique!
I’m not plain Jane, I’m a multiple Jane.