nedjar michel

(1947)

Michel Nedjar was born in 1947 in Soisy-sous-Montmorency, France. At the end of the 1960s, Nedjar embarked on several journeys that led him to Mexico and Guatemala, among other places, his fascination for dolls, which he discovered on local markets. After his return in 1976, Nedjar’s first “Poupées” emerged: fetish figures made of twigs, sackcloth, and other waste materials. In 1980, he began to draw and produce finger paintings. He rapidly produced series of pictures on found materials, such as envelopes, wallpaper, or the back of old record sleeves. These primarily depict faces, bodies, or animals – frequently birds, pigs, or bucks – often intertwined or superimposed. In addition to the Collection de l’Art Brut, Switzerland, his works can also be found in the Centre Pompidou, France. Michel Nedjar lives and works in Paris.