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DVD Works & Process : Jean Olivier Hucleux

Public price: 20,00 €


This DVD is dedicated to the work of the French artist Jean Olivier Hucleux. This edition presents all the films in a subtitled English version.

The DVD presents almost 90 minutes as a programme of 3 films: a 60-minute documentary on several meetings with the artist who talks of his artistic development, from the very first works until today; an interview of the artist with his son; a document showing Jean Olivier Hucleux at work.


1 – Jean Olivier Hucleux, From the Work to the Artwork (2010 / 60 min.)
A film by Virgile Novarina

Pioneer of the hyperrealist movement that grew in the United States and Europe from 1969, Jean Olivier Hucleux produced an important series of life-size portraits of anonymous people, writers and artists. From 2005 to 2009, Virgile Novarina visited him frequently, camera in hand, in his house filled with works and curious objects. Hucleux spontaneously shared with him his passion for painting, his meeting with Vlaminck, the choice of his artist’s name, his dyslexia and his extraordinary gift. Through an intimate approach of the artist, this film reviews seventy years of creation, from his childhood drawings to his latest work in progress.


Award for best documentary in the “documentary short” section at ReelHeART International Film Toronto 2014, International Documentary Award at Columbia George International Film Festival 2013 (USA), Special jury award at FILAF Perpignan 2012.

Film selected at the Southampton International Film festival 2014, at the Creative Arts Film Festival 2013.


Available in VOD



2 – The Question of the Double (1996 / 13 min.)
A film by François Garcia

On the occasion of a series of lectures entitled “The Question of Double” at The Fine Arts School of Le Mans, in 1996, François Garcia filmed Jean Olivier Hucleux whilst he was drawing a black lead pencil portrait of Didier Mauger.


3 – Digital Deprogramming (2004 / 3’30)
A film by Alban Roul

After twenty years of research on his deprogramming drawings, Jean Olivier Hucleux started using the computer for his practice, with the help of his son Jean-Louis. In the “Digital Deprogramming” exhibition at the Galerie Edouard Manet in Gennevilliers, in 2004, Alban Roul filmed the lecture given by the artist and his son.

More informations

DVD with Amaray box and scabbard – 80 minutes of program / 3 films – French versions / English subtitles – 1 DVD5 – PAL – Multizone – AC3 Stéréo – 4/3 – EAN 3-760083-750024


November 2011


DVD Works&Process Collection (eng)

Jean Olivier Hucleux, Virgile Novarina