the artist calling himself jim skull creates intricate sculptures of his namesake: skulls. using a variety of different materials, the new caledonia-born artist uses the skull form as his means of expression. skull is now based in paris and besides making elaborate skulls, he has also developed a new series of skulls, that each reference a well known figure including furniture designer andree putman, fashion designer agatha ruiz de la prada and LSD inventor timothy leary.
Based in France, skull artist Jim was born in New Caledonia, “gateway for Oceania and many other horizons. He goes to New Zealand, stops over the New Hebrids, discovers Australia, India, and lands in Hong-Kong. Human experiences, cultural, ritual, he is marked by his travels and encounters…” He is informed by “contemporary art, African, Oceanian, Amerindian, popular, religious…multiple passions and a melting-pot of influences”. Now that’s a lot of location-dropping, but it’s evident that a lot of brain-stewing and new-material-hunting goes into his sculptures.