Originally from France, Jean Briac (1980) currently has lived and worked in Barcelona since 2005.
After six years learning the skill of stonework in different regions across France (Compagnonnage), and acquiring valuable knowledge in workshops and building work dedicated to the restoration of historical monuments, Jean had the privilege of coming to Barcelona to participate in the greatest work of Antoni Gaudi, Sagrada Familia, as well as the restoration of the Hospital de Sant Pau (Domenech i Muntaner).
With 18 years of experience in stonework and a special preference for marble, today he is dedicated to his own creations, clearly inspired by the organic world around him, and especially anchored in the principles of sculpture.
Guiding the limits of this robust material towards an unusual delicacy, he searches for a relative thinness. He achieves this through the use of portable electrical machinery and the tools of industrial diamond especially designed for stone work.
Exhibitions and mentions
2019 - COLLECT Art Fair
2018 - Collective Exhibition, Galeria Rubén Torres. Barcelona Spain
2014 - Special mention (2nd place), Barbat i Miracle National Craft Award, Valls, Catalonia, Spain.
2013 - Exhibition A-canto in Formista, Barcelona. Spain
2002 - First in the regional prize and national finalist in the contest SEMA organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Trades for apprentices in France