President of the Academy of Stanislas,
History of Art lecturer at the School of architecture and at the Fine-Arts School of Nancy
“What is mankind, that you make so much of them,
That you give them so much attention,
That you examin them every morning,
And test them every moment?”
Regional art consultant
“I approached the forbidden zones where it starts to reign the metaphysical darkness”.
E. Sabato Alejandra
“Here are the objects of a cult, here the altars, the tabernacles, the monstrances, the sacred urns, there, the offerings, the ex-voto and the crowns. Elaborated and celebrated by Jacques BRAUNSTEIN, this astonishing horde takes on…
The dangerous work of Jacques Braunstein
Writer, art critic.
“The current work of Jacques Braunstein is painting, sculpture and an object of cult at the same time but with a haunting nature defining in a peremptory way the strange singularity.
Jacques Braunstein, painter of the unusual and provocation
article published in L’Est Républicain
Took on by the Barbier-Belz gallery in Paris, the work of Braunstein is unusual and provoking and cannot leave us indifferent.
TO ENTER the office or the studio of Jacques Braunstein, it’s being captured: by the unusual and provoking…
Art Press magazine n°137
“Jacques Braunstein has everything to retain attention. An original plastic work created away from tendencies and time. A legitimate inspiration drawn from the recollection of the Holocaust which carried his family off. A logic of creation which, while mixing opposite aesthetics,
Cimaise magazine n° 200-201
“Works of indignation are these skeletons grabbing to a sheet as frail as spiders, are these tiny statues wrapped in bandages and cords,
Council member at André Malraux’s cabinet,
Director of the DRAC (North) Lille
“Here is the man captive, injured, assaulted, alienated, given over to his destiny; the man dealing with himself too, when he is his own yoke, wrapped in his ceremonial robe.
Director of the Gallery “Les 4 Coins”, director of the museums of “L’Art en Marche” of Lapalisse and Hauterives.
September 6th, 1998.
The teachers escorting their pupils to the Museum, see a work about memory, the memory of the diabolical human adventure which starts again every day. The genocides, the ethnic cleansings, are our everyday life.
Officer for conservation
“For, All flesh is like grass, And all its glory thereof like the flower of grass. The grass withereth and the flower falleth; But the word of our Lord remains eternally” (XL, 6-7)