The Artist – Jean-Paul PHILIPPE

Portrait de Jean-Paul Philippe © Jean-Paul Philippe Courtesy Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris

Born in 1944, artist Jean-Paul Philippe is a stone sculptor whose preferred themes are doors, mazes, columns and labyrinths. His creations gradually unfold from the intimacy of the studio to the public space, from drawings to sculptures, whether found in an urban centre or a natural environment.

His emblematic creation, “Site Transitoire,” has been part of the magnificent hills of Asciano since 1993, facing the city of Siena. He creates a dialogue between elements of grey basalt and nature, composing a monumental work where the stone becomes part of its surroundings in harmony with the cosmos.

Artist Bibliography

Jean-Paul PHILIPPE was born in 1944 in Alfortville, France.

His complete bibliography is available at this site:


  • 2006 Elected associate of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium, sculpture section
  • 1977 Works in the engraving studio of Giorgio Upiglio in Milan, Italy
  • 1973 Sculpture becomes his favoured medium
  • 1961 Works at the Gallery of Drawings at the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy
  • 1960 First trip to Italy


  • 2018 “Below the sky or the cloud catcher,” EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Saint-Louis, France
  • 2015 “Résonances,” Silvacane Abbey, La Roque d’Anthéron, France. Conception, realization and installation of the liturgical furniture of the choir of the church of Objat, Corrèze, France
  • 2012 “A window without wall, a house without roof,” Apostrophe Theatre, Cergy-Pontoise, France Interior Archaeologies, Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris, France
  • 2011 Interior Archaeologies, Fernet-Branca Museum of Contemporary Art, St Louis, France
  • 2009 Realization of “Mirrors of the sky,” for the Albert-Marquet Park on the site of Seine-Aval, France
  • 2008 Interior Archaeologies, Santa Maria della Scala Museum, Siena, Italy
  • 2007 Creation and inauguration of “Of the Water and the Air,” a work connected to the water purification plant in the Paris Region
  • 2004 “Pietà Bianca,” chair, Ville de Pontedera, Pisa, Italy; Completion of “’Aleph, Alpha, A” – University Square, Rennes II, France. “For transits of winds and shadows,” an exhibition dedicated to ten years of the installation of “Site Transitoire” in Crete Senesi, Museum of Asciano Palazzo, Italy
  • 2003 Interior Archaeologies, Alain Margaron Gallery, Paris, France. “Immobile wanderings,” Cultural Centre of Les Chiroux, Liège, Belgium
  • 2002 Installation of the fountain-sculpture, “The Moon embarks,” Town Hall Square of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2001 “Marelles, Mémoires and Miroirs,” International park of Cairo, Egypt; “D’une marelle à d’autres,” Arts Houses, Malakoff, France; Creation of a rug, “Marelle Mnémosis,” for the Gobelin Manufactory, Paris, France
  • 2000 “Marelles, Mémoires et Miroirs,” Jeanne Bucher Gallery, Paris, France ; A sculpture for The Caire, Arab World Institute, Paris, France


  • 2018 “Drawings of Sculptors,” Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris, France
  • 2017 “Passion of Art. Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery est. 1925,” Granet Museum, Aix-en Provence, France
  • “Bodies and Souls – A potential look”, Espace Marais, Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris, France