Alain Jacomy

C’est la vie

C’est la vie
C’est la vie
C’est la vie
C’est la vie
C’est la vie

The life lines of Alain Jacomy

A row of century old Scots pines link the manor house to the graveyard, forming a kind of life-line from life to death.

These trees are lines of strength torn between a constant search for light and a rooting to the feeding ground. Horizontally, the branches transmit sensations and vibrations. “I saw the light...” announces a Jacomy banner, and “I entered life with everything going for me.”

The network of threads weaves and knots itself around, tightening its grip; words become dense and oppressive like orders. As time unrolls, speeding up, I am completely paralysed by the weight of clichés yet moved by the urgency of the ultimate count down, “I don’t know where I am...”

And suddenly, a great calm. “We are free from the rapids”: I turn around and consider the narrow tunnel that hasn’t left me unscathed. I start walking again, weighed down by my vagaries, free from any duties and free at last to trace my own destiny, to confront the horizon, even if, far away, outside the limits of the garden, the last pine tree leans over the graves. “No re-entry permitted”.

Previous Work

Échelles en ascension

“Échelles en ascension”
Bamboo, steel wire, paint
7 x 0.35m / 3.30 - 5.00m


Wood, steel wire, paint
c. 2m / 3m / 3m

Traits de vent

“Traits de vent”
Wood, metal, paint
2.5m / 2.5m

Flotille au jardin

“Flotille au jardin”
Wood, steel wire, paint
c. 4m / 3m / 3m

Alain Jacomy Born 1943, Paris. Lives and works in Oise. Professional experience architectural then artistic, as an independent. E-mail: Web: Personal Exhibitions

C’est la vie

, Château de Sacy, Picardy, France
Galerie Hannah, Hérent-Louvain (dual)
Théâtre des Poissons, Frocourt, Oise
Traverse, Mers-les-Bains (dual with Brigitte Romaszko)

L’Art rue dans l’Art

, Beauvais
Parc du Moulin d’Andé and renewal Group Exhibitions
Espace Séraphine, Clermont de l’Oise Mers-les-Bains with L’Association Arc en Terre Atelier Collectif La Page Blanche, Rouen Installation, Meulan-Les Mureaux


, Senantes (with the Conseil régional de Picardie)
Garden installation, Fontaine en Bray Garden installation, Gerberoy


, Buicourt and Songeons (with the Conseil régional de Picardie)


, St-Denis (with L’Association ADADA) Art-cité and La Fonderie, Fontenay-sous-Bois Association Traverse, Mers-les-Bains Association Hors-Cadre, Marle, Hanvoile, Glatigny, Thourotte… Association Traces et Cie, Parc Bayser, Compiègne

Island sculptures

, Andrésy Exhibition, Saalbau Witten, Germany (with Hors-Cadre)

Branches et Totems

, Passage Choiseul, Paris

Dix jours, dix artistes

, Centre culturel de Maurepas


, Château de Gisors (with Les Arts d’Oise) Group creation, Picardie citoyenne, Amiens Development of a brownfield site, Paris Installation of figures on the elevated Métro, Paris Workshop openings with Goutte d’Or-Carré d’Art, Paris
Exhibitions, Meudon at the “Val”, self-managed habitat