JoŽl Ducorroy, qualified as a neo-conceptual humorist, is a word collector who plays with art. He came up with a gimmick,-le truc c?est le style- (style?s the thing) ? you only have to know how to read in order to understand. He decided to call himself an artiste plaquetitien a Titian plates artist (Titian like the painter, plates for license plates), following the advice of Jean-Claude Lange, a friend of Raymond
He starts using license plates as a support in 1981 and creates several works that closely resemble those of Pop artists. Each license plate represents a part of the whole object. When they are assembled, they reproduce the form of this object. He has been showing his works since that date, in particular:
- In 1988 in Nice for the first time, at the Contemporary Art Gallery of Nice Museums.
- In 1989, at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, to participate in the Color or monochrome exhibition.
- In 1991 nine galleries get together to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his work.
In the following years, like one of his mentors, Rodtchenko, he applies his ideas in different domains such as architecture, creating cloth and photography;
- At the end of 1992, for Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers he composes a major work using license plates, which represents the interior of a 4 room apartment. (More than a thousand license plates are needed.)