Karcher, who was born in Saint Gervais ( France) in 1958, is a painter registered at the maison des artistes and at the SAIF.
When he was 30 years of age, he left the Alps and went to Uzès where he experienced a richly creative period in the company of some of the world's greatest jazz musicians. He also began to earn praise and international recognition.
It was at this point in time that he started to interweare musicians and instruments in his work. His painting began to take on a cubist form and he decided to devote himself to this discipline "in order to learn from the masters".
Once back in the montains, the Pyrenees this time, Karcher painted imaginary towns and jazz musicians where the saxophones mix with the buildings in cubic harmony.
The quest for mat and the fusion of colours lead him to initiate a new style, "jazz mist" where the synthesis of lines derives from cubism of which the expressionism symbolizes smoky cellars where jazz used to be played.
|2006||- Ancienne Gare, Saint Girons, Ariège|
|2005||- Gallery Etienne De Causans, Paris|
|2004, 2005||- Gallery ARCAD, Annecy, Haute Savoie|
||- MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL, Switzerland :
. exhibition Le Mirador, Le Mont Pèlerin
. exhibition Villa Toscane, Montreux
- Temple of Arpaillargues, Gard
||- Studio Jean Ricart, Pouzilhac, Gard
- 'Les marins d'eau douce', Ramonville, Haute garonne
- Café Muscade, Uzès, Gard
|2001||- Temple of Arpaillargues, Gard|
||- Temple of Aigaliers, Gard
- Jazz club 'les cinq rues', Megève, Haute Savoie
||- Space 'André Gide', Uzès, Gard
- Space 'Entre les tours', Uzès, Gard
|1992||- Gallery Monarch, Florida, U.S.A.|
||- Art gallery, Castelnaudary, Aude|
||- exhibition 'Art Pagaille', Castillon, Gard|
|1996, 2000||- Art gallery, Remoulins, Gard|
||- exhibition 'dans les jardins', Montaren, Gard
- Art gallery, Benfeld, Alsace
Honnor guest of the exhibition
|from 1999 to 2003||- 'Rencontres littéraires', Uzès, Gard|
|1994, 1995||- Art gallery, Uzès, Gard|
|from 1990 to 1999||- 'Foire aux croûtes', Uzès, Gard|
||- Fête de la peinture, Mirepoix, Ariège
- exhibition 'Art du lieu', Saint Gervais, Haute Savoie
||- exhibition Boulv'art, Uzès, Gard
First price of painting
|1993||- Realization of decorations for the street musical festival, Uzès, Gard|
|1995, 1996||- Caricaturist for the newspaper 'le pont du Gard', Remoulins, Gard|
|1997||- Realization of decorations for the comic street festival, Uzès, Gard|
|2000||- Realization of a mural fresco, Montaren, Gard|
|2001||- Training course of painting to fresco framed by Solène Delahousse, Les Ateliers du Beaucet, Vaucluse|