Very young, Jean Christophe Grignard developed a passion for the marine environment and underwater life… A talented photographer with a Master’s degree in Marine Biology and a diving instructor’s diploma, Grignard brings a new perspective to this inspiring universe. His work has been shown at numerous exhibitions, winning awards at home and abroad, and his articles are published regularly in magazines both in Europe and the United States.
In 2012, he created an event, showing photos underwater for the first time in Europe in a flooded former quarry. In 2014, for the first time, he collaborated with the team of Jardin Extraordinaire. He continued this amazing adventure with RTBF (Belgian TV documentaries) with a modest contribution to this prestigious nature program.
In 2015 with his Art Ocean he participated at Mons, European Cultural Capital, and in 2016, he republished his book “Dour ou les Trésors du Lagon Bleu”. He was invited to the 2017 edition of the Namur Nature photo exhibition, the largest event of its kind in Benelux, along with internationally renowned photographers like Laurent Ballesta and Vincent Munier.
In September 2018, at the Animalier Bruxelles Expo, his work and passion for the underwater world attracted a great deal of attention and was published in the prestigious fine arts magazine, la Gazette de Drouot.
In 2019, he was invited to show his underwater photography at the Brussels Expo – Heysel, at the PhotoDays exhibition, followed by a showing at the celebrated Paris Art Design event and at the Luxury Gallery during the Cannes Yachting Festival. In September : he will be present at the Animalier Bruxelles –SAB Expo.
Currently, he is travelling along his usual road to adventure, constantly seeking the perfect image…
For more information: www.jcgrignard.com – www.artocean.be