A Paris based fashion illustrator, painter and cultural writer, Jean-Philippe Delhomme is best known for painting scenes devoid of any human presence, based on direct observation of the urban landscapes of the big city, whether New York, Paris, or Los Angeles. A chronicler of culture, he has written and illustrated several books.
Born in 1959 in Nanterre, France, Delhomme lives and works between Paris, France and New York. He graduated from École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris, France. He started as an illustrator, with first fashion illustrations published in British Vogue. Soon afterwards, his work appeared in a collection of publications including Vogue Nippon, Vogue Paris and House & Garden. He had solo exhibitions at Galerie Perrotin, New York and Paris, Galerie Martine Gossieaux, Paris, Institut Français, Berlin, Lucien Terras, New York, Galerie Martine Gossieaux, Paris, Wright, New York, and Danziger Projects, New York, among others.
Delhomme's depictions of urban landscapes are the coalescence of the past, present and future manifested in the architectural fabric, capturing an environment in constant transformation. In his practice, he create a thread between different forms of expression - drawing, writing and painting.
Featured image: Jean-Philippe Delhomme - Gold Truck, 2018 (detail). Oil on panel. 11 × 14 in. 27.9 × 35.6 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Perrotin