His credits include numerous movies such as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur, Treasure Planet, Shark Tale, Enchanted, “9”, Despicable Me and the animated series Transformers and Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.
Originally French, he has been living in California since 1996.
He has been exhibiting his personal artworks in many groups and solo shows throughout Europe and the US since 1989, and has given Art lectures at numerous schools, universities and cultural centers, including the San Francisco Academy of Arts, the University of California in Berkeley and the California State University of Northridge.
The artistic style of Christophe’s personal work takes its roots in Contemporary Imaginative Realism, drawing his inspiration from a wide variety of great classical painting movements, such as the European Symbolists, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, the Hudson River School, The American Realists, The Romantics and more contemporary artists like Sandorfi, Beksinski, Ugarte or the French Visionnaires movement in France from the 90s.
His imagery revolves around unchanging, timeless symbolic themes that resonate through the past, present and future of the human odyssey, and in which polished craftsmanship and imagination often prevail.
Too many to put in such a limited space, but here are a few:
-Magical Dreams (Poland), 2020
-IGOR (USA, International Guild Of Realism) Fall Salon 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021.
-Illuxcon (USA) 2008, 2017, 2018, 2019
-Salon Safadore (France), 2017
-CTN Gallery (USA) (solo), 2014
-Kaleidoscope Gallery (USA)(solo), 2004
-Morpheus Gallery (USA)(solo)
The Group of painters "Visionirique étrange" invited me to exhibit with them at the salon "Comparaisons" next month (February) in Paris, France, and I regularly participate in the IGOR (International Guild Of Realism) salons as well.
Furthermore, I just signed a 5-year contract with Bill Wyland Galleries in Hawaii and will have a one man show there soon.
-Silver Medal, "Infected By Art" 2022 International Art competition,
Category: Medium Honors.
-Winner 1st Place: Art Des Annonces International Painting Summer Competition 2021
-Winner 1st Place and 5th Place: Art Certificate International Painting Summer Competition 2021, Contemporary Art category.
-Silver Medal for Mondial Art Academia International Art Show 2020, Jury’s choice
-Finalist: ARC International Salon 2018-2019
-Finalist: ARC International Salon 2017-2018
-Winner: Salon SAFADORE 2017 Trophy, Le Mont-Dore, France
-Finalist: ARC International Salon 2016-2017
-Winner 1st place: Mondial Art Academia International Art Show,
Digital Art Category
-Two-time Emmy Award Winner for Art Direction on the TV series “Transformers Prime” in 2011 and 2012. -Two-time Annie Award Nominee for Art Direction on the movie “9” in 2010 and on “Transformers Prime” in 2012. -Silver Award for the category Fine Art in the 2005 book “Aphrodisia” -Winner: 2004 New Masters of Fantasy Award, category Best Imaginative -Winner: CG Choice Award (CGtalk.com) for the book cover “Predator’s Gold” -Nominee: 2003 Chesley Awards, category Best Unpublished Color Work -Finalist: 2002 International Symbolist Art Show, ”The Dreamer and the Dreamed”
Again, too many to fit in such a limited space, but here are a few:
-International Art Catalog "Only The Best 2021" (France), 2021
-Circle Quarterly Art Review magazine (International), 2021
-Art4Any Art magazine (France), 2021
-Frame Freak Studio article (Mexico-USA), 2017
-Animation Insider (USA), 2016
-Nesoart (International), 2014
-Helly Cherry magazine (Serbia), 2012
-Characters Engage (USA), 2012
-CGW Arts magazine (Taiwan), 2009
-American Generation magazine (USA), 2009
-Chinese Fantasy magazine (China), 2006
-Eastern Frontline magazine (Hungary), 2005
-Visionary revue (France), 2004
-Leading Edge Magazine (USA), 2004
-The Beverly Hills Chronicle (USA), 1998
-Tolucan Times (USA), 1998