During the 70s, Jacques Volpi was moved by an oil painting, painted using a knife. His discovery of this technique marked the birth of a passion that still guides him today. After ten years spent teaching himself, he began to have professional exhibitions. His luminous canvases quickly attracted the attention of galleries and he was able to support himself.
He populates his canvases with sketched figures that are either daydreaming or in a hurry and in which the viewer can easily recognize him or herself. He is the painter of free spirits and he knowingly handles a multitude of colours, which he arranges in explosive harmonies. His painting also generously knows how to make the most out of the clumps and the reliefs of oil painting, creating canvases that display great energy in which characters seem to move about.