Everything begins in 1955, at the age of eighteen, when his parents accepted that he would enter the school of fine arts in Lyon where he would study for five years, with an incessantly renewed motivation. After two years of military service, including one in Algeria, he enters the active life and develops or deepens knowledge, according to the professional situations: the perspective with store facilities, creation and color with silk design, Composition with printing on plastic bag. In 1974, he took the status of free draftsman and realized village plans while starting to paint again. He decided to devote himself to painting from 1978. The following year, in Lyon, opened "the market of creation", ie a hundred painters exhibiting in the street on Sunday morning. He participated in it for twenty-six years, multiplying extraordinary encounters and so many adventures! "After a year, a guy asks me if I would like to exhibit next to Toulouse. It was not next door but why not. There, I meet a guy who buys me a drawing and who proposes me to exhibit in Paris, in January, on his stand of leather armchairs, at the Salon des métiers d'art. During the eight days of exhibition, I ran the galleries and the fifth undertook to expose me in May of the following year. I had four, five paintings, no more! When I take my paintings back to the Salon, a man clings to me and asks me how much one of them costs. I announce a good price and he buys it cash, wishing to be delivered on my way back. I left Paris with a gallery and a fine sum in my pocket! Things started off like that. "
The pictorial world of Jean-Claude Buisson is close to the paintings of the XVIe and XVIIe centuries and the Flemish painters Bosch, Patinir and Brueghel. He participated in the exhibition "Les Flamands d'Aujourd'hui", in the framework of the events of Lille 2004, the European capital of culture, at the Galerie Schemes, and had the honor of realizing it poster. As for these painters of the Renaissance, nature at the bottom of the painting is its specificity. "I never tire of admiring the details, the light and especially the composition of these works".
Speaking of works,this artist paints in the old fashion, according to the method of Van Eyck (fifteenth century) and a painting takes time - about 250 hours, a month and a half of work. "I always start by creating the theme. I then make the creation of all the characters, with sketches varying movement and orientation. Finally I create the staging, in which I allow myself complete liberties in the creation of other characters or winks to my intimate universe, and then incorporates it into a landscaped universe. It is the first pencil. Then, with precision, I draw the study at the lead mine. Then comes the stage of oil painting where I work according to the method of Van Eyck, based on the superposition of pictorial layers of different nature, playing between them by transparency, and on the other hand, on a certain unctuousness of My colors. "
In a street descending from the square, in Penvenan, a barrier low, red... a few Japanese steps... a workshop and, behind the dark tiles, a man with a thick white beard.
Observation through the ajar door, no goblin on the horizon, no toy construction and no gifts in preparation but large canvases with strange scenes installed here and there and a beam of warm light on a palette of bright colors ... The man is not Santa but a painter!
This 78-year-old man, Jean-Claude Buisson, is the author of a thousand paintings scattered all over the planet.
"Despite my age... I never tire of admiring the details, the light and especially the composition of these works".