Jean-Pierre Raynaud was marked by the death of his father in a WWII bombing in 1943. His oeuvre is characterized by a strong resonance with his personal life. He first met the artists of the New Realism movement in 1961. Like Jean Tinguely, his oeuvre incorporates manufactured and everyday objects – for instance, one often finds the sens interdit (do-not-enter) street sign. During his first solo exhibition in 1965, at the Jean Larcade Gallery, he exhibited his Psycho-objets: objects, such as flower pots, lacquered white or red and evoking childhood, madness and confinement.
- Période d'activité dans le Cyclopfrom 1976 to 1990