illustrator + painter
A painter and an illustrator, Jean-Philippe Delhomme has contributed to numerous magazines around the world since the late ’80s. His work has gained recognition with collaborations and award-winning ad campaigns for Barneys New York, SAAB USA, The Mark Hotel NYC, Le Bon Marché. He has also directed animated commercials, most notably for Saab USA, and Visa France. As a fashion illustrator, and a chronicler of culture, he has written and illustrated several books: The Cultivated Life published by Rizzoli International; Design Addicts published by Thames & Hudson; and Le Drame de la Déco, Art Contemporain and Scènes de la Vie Parentale published by Editions Denoël. He has also penned 4 novels as well as articles for French GQ, Architectural Digest France and Vogue Paris. He contributes regularly to GQ France and GQ USA (most indelibly as the illustrator for Glenn O’Brien’s column, “The Style Guy”). He has been writing and illustrating his own column for Architecture Digest France « Design Addicts », Grazia Casa “l’intervista Impossibile” and Los Angeles Times « Social Studies ». His illustrations have been featured in Departures, W magazine, Interview, I.D. magazine,The New Yorker, Town & Country, Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, Casa Brutus, Case da Abitare, Stern, Die Spiegel, Libération, “Série Limitée” Les Échos. His work has been internationally exhibited with shows at Colette in Paris; the FIAF Gallery, Partners & Spade and Danziger Projects in New York; the French Institute in Berlin and in Munich; the Festival International de la Mode et de la Photographie in Hyères, France; the Fashion Illustration Gallery in London; and the Shiseido and Rocket Gallery in Tokyo. In 2012, his popular blog “The Unknown Hipster” was transformed into The Unknown Hipster Diaries published by August Editions. He was commissioned by Louis Vuitton for a New York Travel Book, including more than a hundred gouache paintings of New York, which was published in 2013. Most rescent projects include the portraits of 6 creators for the Louis Vuitton book The Iconoclasts, Celebrating the Monogram and a mural for the Paris legendary private club Chez Castel. His latest exhibition « From use cars to Late Modern » was held at Wright Gallery in NYC on June 2014.
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