Jean Diorama

Maschinen Heimat

My book is out on AK Interactive

215 pages, 19 SBS including  7 never published dioramas, a biography, 20 pages portfolio etc ..

“I eventually found out that I could empty my mind and express a lot of feelings in my dioramas and I started to literally pour my life into these”. (Jean Bernard André) »

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MASTER MODELER SERIES VOL.2 WATER, LIGHT & THE WORKS / JEAN-BERNARD ANDRÉ

Recent dioramas

Tierpark

This one was basically inspired by the backrooms aesthetics, I find that repetititive universe pretty cool  for a variety of reasons. I mixed that with the beautiful pictures made by photographer @hangschlitt  in various undergrounds in the world but especially the Berlin Ubahn. The electric colours, the flashy yellow and greens, the 1960s look about

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Windows

This is the first time I try to change the format of my boxes dioramas. i had to create the box by myself though which proved kind of hard since I’m no wood worker. Thiçs is a simple exercice of contrast, repetition like a music rhythm. The woman is noone in particular.

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Suimsuit III

The last of the series. I wanted to make another contrast between the flowery bathing suit and a very blue swimming pool. Instead of catapulting my model in my rusty world, I thought it would be nice to get into her own. With lights from the past and a clear horizon ahead.

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Ibis

Using the AK Interactive Land Rover as a base.

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Ahab

No comment needed on that one, that’s my take on Moby Dick, more or less inspired by an illustration I found of Captain Ahab not doing much in front of the big whale.

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Shoebill

This one is not even taken out of my fantasy. It shows the real story of that Berlin nurse that collected that #shoebill after the zoo was bombed in 1943. If you Google the event you will see a picture of her handfeeding the bird in her bathroom that she transformed in a zoo cage. Of course

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Behemoth

When I was doing my military service I was working near the exit of the airbase. And there was that bearded guy, a fully armed commando that I befriended because he was listening to metal band Behemoth in his little cage near the red barrier. Really I am thinking of this because I was searching for

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1877

Sleepwalking straight from bed one early morning I got it on the tip of the finger, the idea of the perfect portrait for that blonde here on my diorama. Really I was sure of it, the mystery cloud had finally disappeared after more than 3 years of conversation. But I dropped a spoon on the

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