Painter and illustrator, Martin Jarrie lives and works in Paris since 1981. After passing through the documentary drawing or hyperrealist, he changed his style to a freer expression, more pictorial influenced both by surrealism, the Italian primitives, Art brut and contemporary art. He works for the press, publishing and advertising in France and the United States (since 1996). In the French press, you can see his work in Télérama, Le Monde, Libération, Le Nouvel Observateur, and La Vie the American press, the New Yorker, Bloomberg Magazine among others. His illustrations have received numerous awards from Communication Arts and Society of Illustrators. In the ad,Jarrie worked for the BNP, La Poste, Cetelem, Scholtes, Heidsieck, the Ile de France (he designed the poster for the Environmental Film Festival since 2001) and the short film festival in Clermont Ferrand which he designed the poster in 2009. His passion for dictionaries and catalogs has led him to perform "the fabulous alphabet" (winner of the most beautiful french books 2007) released in October 2007 by Gallimard. Before that, was published in 2004 by (and with) Alain Serres, a cookbook inspired by his paintings of fruits and vegetables, "a large kitchen like a garden," at Rue du Monde. He received the 1997 grand prize of the Biennale international Bratislava illustration for two albums, "the mechanical colossus" and "knock, knock, sir Cric-Crac! "Both published by Nathan.
In 2002, "In the end" (text Regis Lejonc) received the Baobab (best album) in Montreuil.
"Hyacinthe and Rose" (François Morel text) earned a Special Mention at the International Book Fair, Bologna Children in 2011.
His latest book "Card Dreamer" has obtained a Special Mention at the International Book Fair Bologna Children in 2013.
Since 2007, one can see his paintings at the Museum of Hunting and Nature, rue des Archives in Paris. His works have been exhibited in Japan and Portugal where a major exhibition was dedicated to him in 2005.
A retrospective of his work was organized by the Museum of Illustration Mills of May to November 2007. His paintings are regularly exhibited at the Galerie Jeanne Robillard and Arsenic Gallery in Paris.
From January to April 2012, the Lisbon Electricity Museum has dedicated a major retrospective.