Joel Ducorroy (1955-)
Joel Ducorroy Biography
Joel Ducorroy is a French artist, born in 1955 and known as a "plate artist" (artiste "plaquetitien" in French).
His art consists of stamping word or words onto license plates. He uses license plates as a way of breaking away from the traditional canvas. License plates are also a symbol of contemporary life as cars are at the core of our current society. As a Conceptual and humoristic artist, he translates image to words. Everything is written, nothing is explicit. Describing rather than showing, he doesn't dictate his point of view, but invites the spectators to create their own image. He exhibits in many places, in France but also in New York and Tokyo, and works with different galleries in France, especially with G-M Kahn and Galerie Baudoin Lebon.