Jean-Baptiste Launay, better known as Jisbar, is a French pop-street artist born in 1989. He lives and works between Paris and Lisboa.

The works of art created by the artist Jisbar are parodic reinterpretations of classic and notorious works through the prism of «pop art» and «street art». The unequivocal references and the distancing sought with some works aim to pay tribute to them in a parodic and offbeat form, with the aim of making the viewer smile and challenge him. Through his parodic creations, Jisbar invites his audience to react, to reflect, and to interact on art and its contours.

From San Francisco to the Gold Coast, from Teipei, Venice or Paris to London, Jisbar’s work is shown in many galleries all over the world. You can also find his art in well-known museums such as the Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi or the National Museum for the History of Immigration in Paris. In the Parisian museum, Jisbar introduced his piece “Love is the New Fame” to the then President of France François Hollande during an art exhibition condemning racism and antisemitism.

Jisbar is also known for his performance when he paid tribute to Leonardo da Vinci on the 500th anniversary of his death. Jisbar sent a new version of his reinterpreted Mona Lisa into space. The painting hovered 33.4 km above Earth for over an hour and a half. On this occasion he became the first ever artist to achieve this performance. His technical exploit was widely applauded though international media coverage.

His various collaborations with renowned brands such as BMW, Armani, LG, IKKS and even the World MotoGP champion Fabio Quartararo are also world famous. and he has contributed to create unique experiences on every one of these occasions !

As a committed artist, Jisbar takes action every year to help universal causes such as the protection of the environment and the fight against racism. He participated in the #RaceAgainstCovid campaign organized by Ducati and donated his piece “Ducati Mona Lisa” at a charity auction to raise 170.000€ for the Sant’Orsola Polyclinic hospital in Bologna.

More recently he donated a new painting to the Téléthon, the 30-hour French charity event that takes place in early December every year to raise funds for neuromuscular diseases research.