Ti’Punch Molotov: Jean-Marc Hunt

"Ti'Punch Molotov contextualizes social practices related to the creolization of the world and historical and contemporary relations of domination." - Jean-Marc Hunt
In the series Cosmogonic Tales, Jean-Marc Hunt presents a work based on paper. The latter refers to childhood and is considered the primary element of transmission. His works are a way to tell a story without a sense of reading, where each image is a work in itself, and which, taken as a whole, form a whole - a collective memory.  The Black Paper series is realized on the off-set plates of France Antilles (the local newspaper). He questions the relationship between France and the West Indies, which is expressed especially through his condition as an Afro-descendant, always inferiorized in a territory overflowing with diversity.

He also questions a certain neo-colonialism by noting the presence of the Ministry of Overseas Territories, which still today is located in the same premises as the former office of the colonies. The Baronnerie series, presented for the first time in 2015 during carifesta, is an opportunity for the artist to return to a character from Haitian mythology stemming from voodoo, that of Baron Samdi, the spirit of death who guards the cemeteries.


Promoted in 2015 Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Minister of Culture, the artist represents in 2019 the pavilion-off of the islands of Guadeloupe at the 58th Venice Biennale.