Jacques Bosser was born in 1946 in Le Havre. Lives and works in Montrouge.
Jacques Bosser is a painter and photographer, but for the past few years he has also been combining the two techniques in extremely original mixed works that he calls "photo-paintings".
"In my work combining photography and painting, I seek to establish a symbiosis between two mediums, each of which has its own mode of production and which are read with different codes. The aim is to create a global work that can be perceived at a glance. The attention is first attracted by the naked body in black and white, a body offered directly to the eyes, a sexualised, sometimes eroticised body. But this tension is mitigated by the colour and the pictorial material which envelop the object of desire with a certain sensuality, thus offering an escape, a breath.
In the Outre-mer series, the photographic staging takes up the erotic attitudes imposed on indigenous women appearing on colonial postcards from Africa and the Maghreb. The female body was thus offered to the desires and submission of the Western man. It responded to the fascination of the exotic indigenous body seen and fantasised by the Metropolis. Moorish bodies unveiled, Orientalist-style photographs of lascivious women. The exotic imaginary of the black body from slavery to colonisation has long fed our fabrication of fantasised images.