Belgian artist, author, director and image professional, Jean Christophe Grignard quickly developed a passion for the aquatic world and underwater life…
Talented photographer, holder of a Master’s degree in marine biology and diving instructor, he takes a different look at this inspiring nature. His photographs are the expression of a feeling of freedom, but above all the sharing of ephemeral underwater encounters.
His images have been published, exhibited on several occasions and awarded in various national and international competitions, and are also a recognition of the quality of his work. His articles are regularly published in various magazines in Europe and the United States.
In 2012, he created the event by exhibiting for the first time in Europe underwater pictures in an old flooded quarry. In 2014, he collaborated with Belgian television by contributing several times to the programme “Le Jardin Extraordinaire”.
In addition, in 2015, it participated in MONS European Capital of Culture with the Expo Art Ocean…
He was selected as one of the thirty or so guests of the 2017 edition of the Namur nature photo exhibitions, the largest festival of its kind in the Benelux, alongside internationally renowned photographers such as Laurent Ballesta and Vincent Munier… In 2018, during the Septembre Animalier Bruxelles Expo, his work was noticed and highlighted in the prestigious art world magazine, la gazette de Drouot.
In 2019, he was invited to present his work as an underwater photographer at the Brussels Expo – Heysel during the PhotoDays and exhibited his work, after a passage at the prestigious Paris Art Design as well as at the Yachting Festival of Canne in the Luxury Gallery, without forgetting the Septembre Animalier Bruxelles – SAB.
After two years of filming, 2020 was marked by the release of “Wallonie Sauvage – Biodiversité”, the first animal documentary of its kind, co-produced by Into the Wild productions, Art Ocean and Wallimage, as well as his participation with Robert Henno, Virginie Hess and Tom De Dorlodot in the programme adapted from the film by RTL-TVI. Not forgetting his participation in the SAB- Expo 2020 and through his gallery owner Philippe Heim in the BRAFA revisited.
2021 corresponds to the release of his second wildlife documentary film “Wallonie Sauvage – Invasions” and the publication of his third photographic book entitled “La face Cachée des Marais”. The participation in SAB-2021 and the continuation of his collaboration with the magazine “Plongez!”
2022 starts with a participation in Paris Art Design – Galerie HEIM, an exhibition in MONS at the St’Artgallery and the SAB-expo 2022. His explorations continue with new adventures and challenges ahead.