Jean Detheux
3'07'' cgi video comp. drawing colour
2012 | MontréalQC, Canada
RVM · PyR Festival 2014


Jean René is an immense Montréal based musician (viola and composition).

I asked him if he could give me a "Chaconne for viola solo," and this is what he offered.

Jean's creative process is very close to mine, so I started with a simple drawing, and following the evolution of the music, I started adding that image to itself, compositing its many iterations in layers/ways similar to how Jean René works in a recording studio.

Jean Detheux
Jean Detheux

1946 | Liège, Belgium

> website

Born in Belgium, graduated from the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (Liège), Detheux immigrated to Canada in 1971 where he taught at various art schools (including in the U.S.). Exhibited his paintings and drawings in solo and group shows in Europe, Lebanon and the Americas, where his work is found in many private and public collections.

Many articles (English & French) on art/animation, reviews of festivals, symposiums, books and software (published by AWN, Sage Publications, Int. Jnl Art & Technology, etc.).
Forced by allergies to quit natural media, he embraced digital technology which brought him almost “naturally” to animated film.

His films are now found in festivals around the globe.

Lives in MontréalQC, Canada.   +info