Every year since 1980, the FFT has given free rein to an artist to create the Roland-Garros poster. This year, the honour goes to the young French figurative painter, Jean Claracq.
Discover the poster for the 2021 tournament!
Let's unveil the official poster for the 2021 Roland-Garros tournament.
The artist reveals the very soul of Roland-Garros Commissioned by the FFT, the artist lets their imagination run wild and in doing so, make their mark on the Parisian Grand Slam’s identity.
For every edition of the tournament, a French or foreign artist submits a specially-created piece that reflects the history, colours and characteristic shapes of this major event.
The very soul of Roland-Garros
The fruit of a long creative process, the final piece reveals the true intention of the artist, who embodies the tournament’s image on the national and international stage.
In 2021, the FFT decided to entrust the creation of the poster for its emblematic tournament to a young artist who, in turn, has managed to grasp and transpose the very soul of Roland-Garros into his piece.
Jean Claracq has created a singular piece that incorporates one of the most important new features at this year’s tournament: the introduction of night sessions.
Jean Claracq’s biography
Jean Claracq was born in Bayonne in 1991. He grew up in the Basque Country and became interested in art and its history at a very early age. His grandmother, an Italian antiques dealer, knew all about Italian Renaissance paintings.
At age 13, he asked his father, from whom he inherited his love of art, to take him to Paris to see some modern art. He began painting at age 15 and took evening classes at Bayonne art school.
He quickly displayed a flair for figurative painting. He moved to Paris, where he joined the Atelier de Sèvres in 2011 then the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, from which he graduated in 2017.