Jean Claracq Creates The Poster For Roland-Garros 2021

Roland Garros 2021 poster (photo: FFT)

PARIS, February 5, 2021 (FFT Press Release)

Every year since 1980, the French Tennis Federation has connected modern art with the Roland-Garros tournament by commissioning an artist to create the official tournament poster. At the end of a process embarked upon with Fabrice Bousteau, Editor-in-Chief of Beaux Arts Magazine last year for the 2020 tournament, the FFT decided to entrust the creation of the 2021 tournament poster to a young French figurative artist, Jean Claracq.

At 29 years of age and having graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2017, Jean Claracq is enjoying an impressive and particularly promising start to his career.

With his artistic flair and remarkable sensitivity, the artist offers up his vision of the Parisian Grand Slam.

“We are very proud of this collaboration with Jean Claracq, who is a young artist but is already well known and very popular. Jean Claracq pays as much attention to the finer details as to the overall perception presented. This means that his piece can be perceived at many different levels. The 2021 tournament poster shows the stadium in the city, its urban vibe and its modernity, as well as its tradition. It highlights the stadium modernisation by illustrating the floodlights and, through small details, it reveals the tournament’s different emotions and everyday scenes. Jean Claracq pays tribute to the sport’s exertion, its beauty, its individual and collective aspects. Jean Claracq’s artistic universe – a subjective synthesis of those of Jérôme Bosch or Edward Hopper, dissimilar as they might be – freely glorifies the Roland-Garros tournament and its stadium, a veritable Parisian landmark,” announced Bernard Giudicelli, President of the French Tennis Federation.