It is more than a solitude, it is more than a night. For each solitude has its own mystery.
— Sully Prudhomme

Peering into the world that Jacquet produces is like looking into a world that doesn’t quite exist. It is beautiful and dreamy, it is everything that you could ever want. But it is teetering on the edge of reality.
Jacquet is able to create places that question the viewer’s place in the world and what they are doing. It is “a universe lying somewhere between fantasy and reality” with a “very particular atmosphere.”

When you look at the sky at night, since I will live in one of them, since I will laugh in one of them, then for you it will be as if all the stars were laughing. You will have stars that know how to laugh
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Jacquet works in gloss paint and is self taught. He paints seascapes and landscapes. His process allows him to develop texture in certain parts of the paintings while keeping others entirely smooth.


Philippe Charles Jacquet was born in France in 1957. He has since remained a resident of France. Jacquet went to school for architecture and was a practicing architect for twenty years. He also managed a gallery for ten year, but now his days are devoted to his paintings.

Jacquet currently lives and works in Pantin, just outside of Paris, and he exhibits in group and solo shows throughout France.

Jacquet's solo exhibition, "un temps arrêté" opens at M Fine Arts Galerie the First Friday of May. May 5th from 6-8pm.  Please rsvp