Jochen Gerner is a polymorphous artist. His work is based on the analysis of how language and image are perceived: he uses and twists the common and visual codes. Gerner’s work comes from his deep interest in the hidden meaning of everyday purposes, and his practice fluctuates continually from one form to another.
He is the author of several books such as Stockholm (collection Portraits de villes, éditions be-pôles, 2018), Le Minimalisme (with Christian Rosset, Le Lombard, 2016), RG (Emmanuel Rabu, l’Association, 2016), Panorama du froid (l’Association, 2013), Branchages (l’Association, 2009), Contre la Bande Dessinée (l’Association, 2008), TNT en Amérique (l’Ampoule, 2002). He also draws for the press (Le 1, Libération, le Monde, The New York Times,...).
His work was presented in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy (2015); Gallery Anne Barrault (2013); at the Art and History Museum in Bastia (2012); at Lux in Valence (2011); in the Children’s Gallery of Centre Pompidou in Paris (2010); at the Museum of Modern Art in Luxembourg (2009)... His works were also shown in collective exhibitions at the Arab World Institute in Paris (2015); la Maison Rouge in Paris (2014); the Modern Art Museum in Moscow (2012); Berardo museum in Lisbon...
In 2017, he directed the drawings and graphics of the animated series Voulez-vous un dessin ?, commissioned by the Centre Pompidou in Paris, on the modern and contemporary artistic movements of the 20th Century. The B42 edition published a monograph in 2015 and Jochen Gerner has been awarded the 2016 Drawing Now award. Invited by the architectural firm Encore Heureux, Jochen Gerner presented a set of drawings entitled "Lieux Infinis" in the French Pavilion for the 16th International Biennial event of architecture in Venice, in 2018.