STRAYE presents JEAN ROUGERON | American Dream

September 27 2014 . 01:05pm

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JEAN ROUGERON

Photographer, director and artist from the film festival city of Cannes on the French Riviera in France, was born in 1952 and trained in professional photography and film direction at a private photography and film school in Switzerland.
Soon after launching his career in photography, Jean landed a job with France Soir newspaper, photographing up and coming stars, and then Sygma international press agency, the largest press agency in the world at the time, in Paris. In the early 70’s, he was sent to Africa, where violent wars had broken out in Ethiopia and Chad. His photographs were published in every major international news publication, time magazine, being one example.
From the late-seventies through the nineties, Jean combined his admiration for beautiful women, travel and photography and became one of the best and most well known, erotic photographers.
In the early 80’s Jean signed a contract with European editions of Playboy Magazine. Publishers all over the world, including Japan, appreciated Jean Rougeron’s work and named him the best erotic photographer in the world three years consecutively! Unusually bright colors and exotic, luxurious locations are Jean’s trademark!
Always interested in art, painting, collage, and décor, in the nineties, Jean developed his own art technique, he named “diopaint”, a word combining the French word diopositive, (slide), and paint. He starts with a slide, which is shot at different speeds and develops in various ways. Then comes the delicate work of manipulation of the negative. He also paints directly on the slide with a secret mixture, (not to be confused with other artists who paint on photographs), then prints the final image onto museum quality, archival photo paper guaranteed for 200 years!
Jean was the first to produce erotic magazine videos for international distribution and Playboy cable TV. Jean has and continues to direct full feature films and tv shows.

JEAN ROUGERON / AMERICAN DREAM
at
STRAYE
413 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-0290

Show opens September 27, 2014 | 8-11pm

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NOCTURNE is available at FACTORY 413

August 07 2011 . 05:46am

Available now in-store and online is the exclusive NOCTURNE box-set from Revok and Angel Cabada. A collaborative project featuring never-before-seen imagery across a variety of print formats, NOCTURNE was created as a joint project between the two friends with additional support provided by KR3W Denim Co. Limited to just 150 individually signed units, the first copies were exclusively available at the MOCA Geffen Center Bookstore, with the remaining units now available for purchase here in the shop. A truly unique and limited piece, this box-set will sell out fast and is not to be missed. Hit the jump for the official press release as well as high-res images of the project’s contents.

(April, 13, 2011 – Los Angeles) Intersecting at the crossroads of skateboarding and graffiti, street art icon, REVOK, and celebrated designer, Angel Cabada, collaborate on a limited two-book set to premiere during the Art In The Streets exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Inspired by the underground activities of skateboarders and street artists, Nocturne looks behind the curtain, exposing a world of nightlife and criminal mischief through compelling imagery and candid photography.

Based in Los Angeles, REVOK and Cabada share a longstanding friendship and hold mutual respect for each others work. “Although REVOK and I come from different artistic backgrounds, there’s a very natural parallel between skateboarding and graffiti that hasn’t been deeply explored,” says Cabada.

With only 150 units printed, Nocturne is a two book, softbound collection including large and medium format posters, newsprint photo collages and a wool ski mask packaged in a custom bound box.

Nocturne will be on display April 17 through August 8, 2011 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles.

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NOCTURNE now available at FACTORY 413

July 16 2011 . 02:31am

-Available now in-store and ONLINE is the exclusive NOCTURNE box-set from REVOK and Angel Cabada. A collaborative project featuring never-before-seen imagery across a variety of print formats, NOCTURNE was created as a joint project between the two friends with additional support provided by KR3W Denim Co. Limited to just 150 individually signed units, the first copies were exclusively available at the MOCA Geffen Center Bookstore, with the remaining units now available for purchase here in the shop. A truly unique and limited piece, this box-set will sell out fast and is not to be missed. Hit the jump for the official press release as well as high-res images of the project’s contents.

(April, 13, 2011 – Los Angeles) Intersecting at the crossroads of skateboarding and graffiti, street art icon, REVOK, and celebrated designer, Angel Cabada, collaborate on a limited two-book set to premiere during the Art In The Streets exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Inspired by the underground activities of skateboarders and street artists, Nocturne looks behind the curtain, exposing a world of nightlife and criminal mischief through compelling imagery and candid photography.

Based in Los Angeles, REVOK and Cabada share a longstanding friendship and hold mutual respect for each others work. “Although REVOK and I come from different artistic backgrounds, there’s a very natural parallel between skateboarding and graffiti that hasn’t been deeply explored,” says Cabada.

With only 150 units printed, Nocturne is a two book, softbound collection including large and medium format posters, newsprint photo collages and a wool ski mask packaged in a custom bound box.

Nocturne will be on display April 17 through August 8, 2011 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles.

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REVOK and ANGEL present NOCTURNE

April 20 2011 . 04:30pm

Only available at the MOCA Geffen center bookstore and FACTORY 413.

REVOK and ANGEL Present NOCTURNE

Graffiti Legend and Renowned Designer Premiere Book Set
At Art In The Streets Exhibition

(April, 13, 2011 – Los Angeles) Intersecting at the crossroads of skateboarding and graffiti, street art icon, REVOK, and celebrated designer, Angel Cabada, collaborate on a limited two-book set to premiere during the Art In The Streets exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Inspired by the underground activities of skateboarders and street artists, Nocturne looks behind the curtain, exposing a world of nightlife and criminal mischief through compelling imagery and candid photography.

Based in Los Angeles, REVOK and Cabada share a longstanding friendship and hold mutual respect for each others work. “Although REVOK and I come from different artistic backgrounds, there’s a very natural parallel between skateboarding and graffiti that hasn’t been deeply explored,” says Cabada.

With only 150 units printed, Nocturne is a two book, softbound collection including large and medium format posters, newsprint photo collages and a wool ski mask packaged in a custom bound box.

Nocturne will be on display April 17 through August 8, 2011 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles.

About REVOK:

REVOK is one of the most respected names in graffiti with work found in countless public spaces around the world. The Los Angeles-based artist is internationally acclaimed by museums, galleries and private collectors.

About ANGEL:

Angel Cabada is a Los Angeles-based designer best known for his work as the founding creative director for KR3W Denim Co. and SUPRA Footwear. His iconic pieces of the last two decades are widely recognized in the worlds of skateboarding and fashion.

-Cullen Poythress

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Preview of the RETNA | FAIRFAX TITANS limited edition print

April 08 2011 . 12:08am

Here’s a sneak preview of the first print produced by Known Gallery for the FAIRFAX TITANS project x RETNA that will be available exclusively available at Factory 413 and KnownGalleryStore.com. More information soon…

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