Born in the Netherlands in 1957, the Dutch-French artist Jan Gulfoss has lived in France since 1974. His work straddles the border between the worlds of art and science.

His After The Fire series marks a rebirth of sorts after his studio was destroyed by fire in 2007, and reflects his many travels and journeys since. In collaboration with zoos and nature reserves, he trains his lens on wild animals, making an extraordinary cabinet of curiosities appear before our eyes.

Jan Gulfoss delights in staging his subjects in ways that challenge appearances and blur the line between the real and the artificial. The backdrops, which he paints himself, contribute to the illusion and create a sense of “mise en abyme”. The animals become actors on a mysterious and poetic stage.

A photographer, painter and biologist, Jan Gulfoss is an explorer first and foremost. His new genre of Naturalia immerses the viewer in a wonderfully moving universe, where time seems to stand still. Suddenly, silence falls, the rhinoceros enters the scene, and the egrets take flight.

Still life, after the fire.

  • Jan Gulfoss - Gorilles sur une scène

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Jan Gulfoss - Gorilles sur une scène

  • Jan Gulfoss - Lions sur scène

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Jan Gulfoss - Lions sur scène

  • Jan Gulfoss - Loup sur une Scène

    © CT Gallery
    Jan Gulfoss - Loup sur une Scène

  • Jan Gulfoss - Paon de nuit

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Jan Gulfoss - Paon de nuit

  • Jan Gulfoss - Serre aux Perroquets

    © CT Gallery
    Jan Gulfoss - Serre aux Perroquets

  • Jan Gulfoss - Sumatra Tiger

    © CT Gallery
    Jan Gulfoss - Sumatra Tiger

  • Rhinoceros blanc dans une vitrine

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Rhinoceros blanc dans une vitrine

  • Ours devant un décor

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Ours devant un décor

  • Eléphant turn

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Eléphant turn

  • Tigre devant un décor

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Tigre devant un décor

  • Watusi et Goéland

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Watusi et Goéland

  • Zèbre devant une épave

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Zèbre devant une épave

  • Grue Couronnée dans un Décor

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Grue Couronnée dans un Décor

  • Gazelles dans une vitrine

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Gazelles dans une vitrine

  • Tigres devant un Décor

    © Jan Gulfoss
    Tigres devant un Décor

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