Friday, May 17, 2013

New website / Stay in touch !!

Hello friends. I finally have a new website ! I will not be posting on this blog anymore as all news and info concerning my work will now be posted directly in the news section of my website... So if you'd like to stay up to date with what I do, please check out my website : ( will still work and will direct you there as well...) You can also check out my FB page... Thanks a lot for following my work ! cheers Jean

Friday, March 01, 2013

Mondial du Tatouage exclusive prints release !

I am releasing 6 giclée prints, exclusively for the Mondial du Tatouage... Super limited run of 4 prints for each series. Pigment print on archival paper. They come signed and numbered and the first print of each series will be gilded with gold leaf... For more information about the prints or to pre-order : email, or private-message me through my FB page...

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

"Adoration of the Mystic Lamb"

So here is what's been keeping me busy these past 2 months... I am proud to share this collaboration that my great friend and fellow artist Martin Wittfooth and I just wrapped up for the HEY! exhibition which opens on January 24th at La Halle St-Pierre in Paris.This is our first project together, with many more to come... Working with Martin on this was a great source of inspiration and the highlight of my year. This is amongst the most artistically satisfying projects I have ever been involved in. The altarpiece is a tribute of sorts to Jan van Eyck's famous polyptych of the same name: The show runs through September 2013. "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" 80" x 120" Oil on linen/canvas 2013

Monday, October 15, 2012


Anomalies group show / Copro Gallery / L.A

Friday, August 31, 2012

September shows !

I am proud to announce 2 shows for this September : - "George Hearts Maria", a group curated by my good friend Lori Zimmer at Helium Cowboy, Hamburg, Germany. Opening : September 1st and - "Turfizm", a vip pop-up show celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Montreal Tattoo Convention at TattooMania, Montréal... Opening : September 6th, 5 to 7 pm Here's more info about both shows : George Hearts Maria Turfizm Also, there's a set of prints of artwork from the George Hearts Maria show available from 1xrun here !

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Paper 10 Art Fair - new piece

I have a new piece available this week-end, as part of the Paper 10 Art Fair in Montreal.
Here's some info about the show and a preview of the piece, available through Yves Laroche gallery.

April 13th to 15th 2012
AGAC VIP Preview & Benefit event - 12 avril 2012 at 6 PM - 9:30 PM


We are eager to announce that this year again we will attend Papier12 fair at Quartier des spectacles Downtown Montreal from Friday April 13th to Sunday 15th 2012. Exhibiting for the third successive year at the international paper fair, we are proposing an impressive international artists line-up with both our more established and emerging artists. Presenting the public with major pieces from very important Canadian artists such as Jean Paul Riopelle (1923-2002), Serge Lemoyne (1941-1998), Jean Paul Jérôme (1928-2004) and Edmund Alleyn (1931-2004), YL will present the best young contemporary art has to offer as well by showcasing the works of internationally-recognized roaster of artists both Canadian and international such as Other (Derek Mehaffey), Jonathan Bergeron, Jon Todd, Jason Botkin, Dave Cooper, Heidi Taillefer, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Jean Labourdette, Reso (Patrick Jungfleisch) and Cope2.

Also, would you like to attend the VIP preview & Benefit Event, an extraordinary evening which allows you to get the first choice among the pieces exhibited, the tickets are 135, 00 $ each. Would you like to buy tickets please go to Eventbrite website :

We will be awaiting you all at Papier12 under the tent in our booth #111.

WHERE ? Montreal, Quartier des Spectacles - Corner Bleury St / De Maisonneuve Bvld

Thursday, April 12 - 6 :00pm to 9:30pm – VIP Benefit & Opening Evening
Friday, April 13 - Noon to 6:00pm – 6:00pm to 9:30pm – Public opening (Open to all)
Saturday, April 14- 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, April 15- 10:00am to 6:00pm

HOW MUCH ? Excluding VIP benefit event, the entrance is free from April 13th to 15th 2012.

Monday, April 02, 2012


Here's a great interview in the April issue of PMC Magazine that I owe to my good friend, the talented writer Lori Zimmer...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pathetic Theater teaser premiere on Canal +

Tomorrow, Monday 13th at 11:30 pm (Paris time), the teaser of my new TV project, Karl's Pathetic Theater, will be shown for the first time ever on Canal +, as a part of the new issue of Mensomadaire dedicated to HEY! ( ... The teaser is the result of a collaborative effort between Marielle Lela Quesney, Eric Cohen and me...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Photos of the installation at the HEY! opening at Halle St-Pierre Museum.

Here are some new photos taken by David Meignan of my installation at the Hey! Modern Art and Pop Culture exhibition at the Halle Saint Pierre Museum in PAris...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

France Inter radio interview - HEY! Art Show

France 24 / Lowbrow art show crashes Highbrow in Paris"""

Photos of the HEY! opening at Halle St-Pierre Museum.

Video of the HEY! Modern Art an Pop Culture exhibition opening !

Friday, September 09, 2011

HEY Modern Art at Halle St-Pierre Museum, Paris

I am off to Paris this evening... I will be working at the Halle St-Pierre Museum over the next couple of days to put together an installation piece I have been working on for the past month and a half... I will then attend the opening on September 15th... Check out the show if you can, the line-up is INSANE !!!


More info on the show :

Saturday, July 23, 2011


I am proud to announce that my work will be featured in DELUSIONAL, a 250-page book published by Gingko Press about Jonathan LeVine and the history of the gallery. Here is more info about the book :

Hey! Modern Art and Pop Culture

I will be participating to the exhibition "HEY! Modern Art and Pop Culture", taking place from September 15th 2011 until March 4th 2012 at the Halle St-Pierre Museum in Paris. I will be presenting some recent works as well as a new large-scale installation...
I am very honored to have the opportunity to show alongside so many incredible artists.
Yhe show will feature the works of 64 international artists such as Robert Crumb, Henry Darger, Erro, Alex Gross and Kris Kuksi, to name only a few. There will also be 3 private collections exhibited, including a collection of curiosity cabinets and Sideshow art...
Here's more info about the show :

Monday, February 28, 2011

Upcoming shows

I am very excited to be part of these 2 amazing shows, both opening in LA in March :

BeinArt collective group show "Dystopia"
Saturday, March 19 at 8:00pm - April 9 at 6:00pm
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Unit T5,
Santa Monica, CA


Greg "Craola" Simkins' curated show : INLE
opening on Friday, MArch 11, 2011, 7-10pm
Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles CA, 90038

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Rising in HEY!

Shag and Turf One at Jonathan LeVine / Hi-Fructose

Process photos by Marielle Quesney

See more of Marielle's work here :

Crux magazine article

I got a really nice article in the new issue of CRUX, with amazing portrait shots by the talented J.F Mailhot...
Pick up a copy if you get a chance...

2 New Limited Edition Prints Available !!!

The Rising - Photos of the show

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Teaser preview

Here are the 2 first official preview pieces for my upcoming show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, opening December 11th !

Jack (PT.2), 2010
Acrylic and gold leaf on board, antique frame


The Rising, 2010
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
72" x 30"

Read more about my show as well as Shag's on :

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Rising - Opening December 11th !

Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Rising

"The Rising",my upcoming solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery will open on December 11th, alongside Shag's solo show "Ambergris"... More info to come soon !

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Assemblyline Collective interview

Friday, May 28, 2010

Painting away

That's it, I am now in full-time production mode, painting for my upcoming show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery which will open in Dec. 11th, 2010... Winter may seem far to most of us, but this year it feels very very close to me ! The pressure is on and the studio is getting messier by the minute !

I will post a couple of sneak peak previews of new works in the next coming months...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

"Turfizm" book by Paul 107 at Colette, Paris.

You can also order the book here :

Monday, March 29, 2010

Halle St-Pierre show/Hey! magazine launch follow-up

The event at the museum on the 11th went great. Here's a time-lapse video of the live-painting session by my good friends David Meignan and Olivier Benoit as well as a few photos from the opening and launch party...

Video :

Photos on the "Hey!" blog :

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Show at Halle St-Pierre Museum- more info...

Here's the link to the museum website, english info about the show, as well as the cover of HEY! magazine featuring my work...

Halle St-Pierre Museum :

Monday, February 22, 2010

Exhibition at Musée de La Halle St-Pierre, Paris

As mentioned in the previous post I will be showing at the Musée de la Halle St-Pierre, in Paris.
The show will be starting on March 1st and will be up until the 21st. It will be Alex One, los Panos (chicano prison art) and myself.
There will be an event with a live-painting session by me and Alex One, as well as live tattooing by Easy Sacha on the 11, starting at 6:30 pm. The whole thing is organized for the launch of a new quarterly art publication called "Hey!".
I have the cover and a nice 12 pages interview in the first issue. 144 pages and no ads. Issue #1 will be out on March 11th.

The address of the museum is :

Musée de la Halle St-Pierre
2 rue Ronsard
75008 PAris

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Paris show

For all you french speaking people out there :
Here are a few more informations regarding the show in Paris this coming MArch, at Musée de la Halle St Pierre, as well as "Hey!" magazine...
English version coming soon...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


My good friend Paul 107 just released a book on my work. Here's more info about it :

Turfizm: The Selected works of Jean “Turf One” Labourdette b/w The Sun Shines In: A few days in the studio with Jean Labourdette
(Paul Labonté and/or Paul 107, The Secondhand Projects, 2010)

In this handheld photo-essay featuring some of the imaginative creations of Turf One, Paul 107 presents a brief portrait of the artist in a collection of beautiful, full color photographs. Turfizm: The Selected works of Jean “Turf One” Labourdette, focuses on some of the intricate so-called “pop surrealist” works that reflect Turf’s acute attention to character detail, and an almost playful fascination with life and death. The Sun Shines In: A few days in the studio with Jean Labourdette, is a study of his creative process, offering a quiet look into the studio environment where most of these elaborate works are created over time.
Since moving to Montreal from Paris in 2001, Jean “Turf One” Labourdette has become a quietly revered, internationally known talent, evolving from his grafitti-based roots into a skillful and dedicated multidisciplinary artist, currently concentrating on painting. This book is one of the many collaborations between Turf and writer/ photgrapher Paul Labonte and/or Paul 107, steeped in mutual respect and real friendship.

Available at
Printed in an edition of 1000 by The Secondhand Projects
The SecondHand Projects (est. 2002) is a small run book publishing company based in Montréal, Quebec. It is run by Paul Labonté and Conor Virtue. The company’s focus is small run books, and other miscellaneous print projects.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

2010 SHOWS

Quick entry to let you know what's coming for this year.

First show of the year was "A Cry for Help", held at Thinkspace gallery, in LA (01-08-10 through 02-05-10)

My next show will be at La Halle Saint Pierre museum in Paris, France. I will be showing alongside Parisian artist Alex One and Los Panos (Chicano prison art). The show will run from March 1st until the 21st. There will be an event during which I will be painting live on the 11th, organized for the launch of a new Parisian-based international Art publication : "HEY!"
This will be my first major exhibition in France since 1998 so I am very excited to show in my hometown again 12 years later !
More information to come soon.

I will then take part in a group show untitled New Brow 3, opening on April 9 at The Alternative Cafe, Seaside, California

...And last but not least, I am very excited and honored to announce that I will be ending the year with a major solo show at the prestigious Jonathan LeVine gallery in NYC. December 11 thru January 8, 2011

I will blog more information on each one of these upcoming shows soon.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Zupi interview/ Ink Butter feature

I got an interview in the new issue (#16) of ZUPI, a Brasilian Art magazine :

I also have a nice little feature on my work on LA based website :

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Juxtapoz interview


Miami Art Basel 2009

I just got back from Miami where I showed some works at Aqua with Galerie d Art Yves Laroche as well as at Scope with Mauger Modern Art for their "There s Still Life" show.

Here are a few photos and related links...

Gueule d Amour, my new piece at Yves Laroche s booth

Ximena Beccera

"Still Life", my piece for the "There s Still Life" show

The crew (including my best buds Martin Wittfooth and Jon Todd, here at Club Deuce, Miami s awesomest dive bar)

The crowd during the Aqua opening party

Jon Todd s giant wrestler at Yves booth

One of Witfooth s mesmerizing pieces...

I had the wonderful surprise to come across Shawn Barber s new piece : this portrait of me that he did as a part of his tattooed portraits series. It was being shown at Joshua Liner s booth at Scope.

Find out more about Galerie d Art Yves Laroche here.
See more about There s Still Life and Mauger Modern Art here.
See more of Shawn Barber s amazing work .
Check out Joshua Liner s gallery here
See more of Jon Todd s work here .
See more of Martin Wittfooth s work here.

Shining Darkness @ Thinkspace gallery, Nov. 09

Here are a few photos and related interview from my solo show at Thinkspace gallery in LA this past November :

Life Size opening photos/Arrested Motion

Here are some pics from the Life Size opening at Yves Laroche gallery :

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Art Tattoo Montreal 2009

My good friends from Tattoo Mania offered me to take care of the visual for this year's convention. The original painting will be shown as part of the Life Size exhibition at Galerie d Art Yves Laroche.
Here s the info for the convention :
Start Time:
Friday, September 4, 2009 at 1:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 4:00pm
1160 de La Gauchetière O.