The process of designing arty and unique dresses by JUSTE UNE IMPRESSION being fundamentally an artistic process, it seemed obvious to me that this could be applied to other contemporary works, obviously with the agreement of their authors.
The idea being
to transpose art where we do not necessarily expect it (Pop Art, right?),
to focus differently on these artists to give them visibility,
but also and above all to give another perspective to the original work.
The photographs of the works are reworked (in particular in color density, sizes) before being printed and inked in the textile fiber permanently and indelibly ( no alteration whatever the number of machine washes at 30 ° ). The patronage is done manually by the designer in a subjective way to give a new perspective to the initial work necessarily truncated by the trapezoid cut of the dress.
Each Dress / work was made in 1 unique copy. It was agreed that reissues on order could be made but within the limit of 10 copies maximum numbered and signed by the artists.
Certificate of authenticity provided.
Even if this exercise of highlighting artistic works through my textile design process is a priori transposable to a certain number of works, I have the postulate to choose both the works and the artists themselves, the human being as important to me as the work itself.
As a graphic designer, designer and creator, I have a graphic & aesthetic line ... as an artistic line of conduct, an editorial line for a coherent overall aesthetic & graphic.
These artistic collaborations have imposed themselves as aesthetic and human evidence, drawing from their respective universes other possible variations of my emblematic brand dresses.
French photographer Gilles Ouaki began his career through photojournalism, a real lifeline for this suburban child who could have turned inside out.
He finds his way, becoming the eyes of others. For twenty years, Gilles Ouaki, in turn a great reporter for the Parisian and then at Paris-Match, followed the news from the news to the glamor of the stars. Mesrine, Action Directe, Carlos, Ouaki's goal sublimates the death of a gangster or the smile of people. Between an evocation of Warhol's “electric chair” or Monory's “murders”, his pictures offer a direct relationship with realism. Ouaki obtained, in 1982, the Grand Prix of the City of Paris and the Grand Prix Paris Match for his work.
At the same time, the artist photographer develops a passion for contemporary art: "Artists are beacons that light up the world and our world needs it"! In 1998, Ouaki took the plunge and became a performer by exposing to FIAC the boss of Free Figuration, Robert Combas for “The Wall”, controlled hallucination of glittery graffiti and photos denouncing the modern man walled in “prison-society ”.
Gilles Ouaki is an artist of his time who provokes improbable encounters. Hunter of emotions, creator of dialogues, he does not forbid anything. In the Val d'Oise, in 2009 he established a new artistic biennial, "the Grand Bet [s] of Contemporary Art". The greatest artists were present: Wiliam Klein , ORLAN , Gérard Fromanger ...
In 2010, Gilles Ouaki joined the family of designers and presented his latest creation, Cheese during the tenth edition of Designer's Day. He offers a giant Brownie camera as a sofa, bookcase, plasma screen, lamp… a job which will earn him the qualification of “one of the most essential contemporary artists of his generation” (Current Art).
His talent is recognized by public and private actors on the art scene: from Designer's Day, Gilles Ouaki finds himself propelled to the Grand Palais to exhibit in solo show. He is presented as one of the 10 major world photographers at the “Paris Photo” 2010 show by Leica alongside Jane Evelyn Atwood or Stanley Green. The same year, for the 30 years of the L'Eclaireur conceptstore, Armand Hadida entrusted Gilles Ouaki with the organization of a performance for this anniversary.
But Gilles Ouaki especially appreciates the experience of percolation and hybridization: with Bye-Bye Polaroïd in 2009, he celebrated the end of the Polaroïd by developing a work of “sharing” with his artist friends. Objective: produce snapshots that become the support for a new work. Arman , Ben, Robert Combas, Bernard Venet, Nathalie Elemento, Fabrice Hyber, Joël Hubaut, Jean-Paul Goude, Erro, Monory, Orlan, Rancillac, Pierre Soulages, Jacques Villeglé, Yann Queffélec all responded!
In 2012, he did it again; this time, the work of alchemy works with the greats of Street Art, invited to intervene on vintage shots of the artist Ouaki. These black and white gangster and street images are revisited by streetarters. Result: Cope2, Faucheur, Monsieur Chat, Speedy Graphito, Konny, ThomThom, Paella ... 43 street art artists participate in NB & Coulour. But the artist does not forget his work as Performer, on the Pont des Arts with the operation I Lock You, Gilles Ouaki releases and breaks the padlocks of the mythical Parisian Bridge to immortalize them in large format at the Carrousel du Louvre during the Tranoï 2012.
After a decade of reflection devoted to geometric compositions, Jean-Michel Gnidzaz today breaks with pure abstraction, and gives a new orientation to his work. Since 2003, he has initiated a new series of portraits devoted to cultural icons of the 20th century. Struck by the persistence in the collective unconscious of certain images or photographs of major cultural personalities of the 20th century, in particular those which are synonymous with a rebellion against the established order, Jean-Michel Gnidzaz questions here their iconic status. By neutralizing the background of the original photography, by recomposing the portrait from games of bi and tri-color, flat and alternating colored bands which reintroduce a certain kineticism, it deprives these incunabula of contemporary history of an identification too immediate. Thus discarded for a moment from the consensus, from the agreed respect that is usually reserved for them, these popular idols find a certain capacity to harass the spectator. The process pushes us to take a quick historical step back to evolve our questions: what would the Beatles, James Dean, or even Coluche mean in our society today; what place will they occupy in the minds of future generations; will they escape the decorative status to which the mercantile exploitation of their image has relegated them? No one has the answer yet, but the work of Jean-Michel Gnidzaz wisely questions. This new series of portraits, and the flood of questions it raises are certainly posed as a new essential milestone in her artistic journey and makes us curious about her future developments.
Born in 1972, Anne Mondy is a designer who creates collages
and blends from an early age.
Daughter of actor and director Pierre Mondy, she has been swimming since
always in an environment where freedom of creation, originality and
artistic expression has a prominent place.
Anne develops her own imagination. She likes colors,
iconography and pop culture, street art, old comedies
musicals of MGM, the 80s, Soul music and series
American ... His passion for the plastic arts is quickly orientated
towards collages thanks to which she finds endless possibilities
For 23 years, she worked as press officer and director
artistic in the performing arts, while continuing the practice
of the visual arts confidentially.
Strong and enriched by this career, Anne decides, 3 years ago, to embark
in a new challenge, a new chapter and to broaden his horizons
professionals. She chooses to bring her
artistic activity and to devote oneself only to this one.
And why not… ?!
Qualified and inserted in the “STREET ARTIST” box, this highly sensitive self-taught free electron qualifies himself as “LOUNGE ARTIST”, because he works exclusively in his living room or kitchen.
After having worked for more than 10 years as a landscaper, he radically changed direction following a small accident in life and immersed himself in artistic creation through therapy.
he experiments with different and varied techniques to achieve this result, including the collage of posters collected from the streets, painting, digital retouching, stencils, etc.
Very influenced by Pop Art, he declines the icons from the 60s to the present day according to his desires and current events while integrating a little note of humor or a claim that concerns him.
POOKKY, that's its name, has decided to sign his works under different “crazy” pseudonyms in order to bring the viewer into his slightly crazy and quirky universe while including a part of mystery.
Philippe Wattez, allias Lipphi is a painter who has distinguished himself in a wide variety of pictorial fields: trompe l'oeil, the restoration of works of art, theatrical decor, the scenography of amusement parks ( in France, Italy, Spain, Dubai, Quebec, ...). From 2010 he developed a personal project, a traveling, fun, educational exhibition, for all audiences, entitled: “The Muses of Painters”. The project consists of 20 pastel canvases (100 x 80 cm) by the great masters of modern art (Matisse, Picasso, Dali, ...). To illustrate the point, the exhibition is accompanied by a popularization essay: " A light look at Modern Art " in which the painters are presented with a touch of humor but also erudition. Since 2015, the exhibition has been on view in several Italian cities including Pordenone and Venice as well as in France in Plougonvelin, Solliés-Ville, Libourne and Lille. In 2020 the exhibition will be enriched by ten new pieces, this time parodying the sculptors (Brancusi, Moore, César, ...). The set now made up of thirty pieces will be presented under the name: “ L'Atelier des Modernes ” In the spirit of an imaginary museum, “L'Atelier des Modernes” offers you through a necessarily somewhat restrictive selection , a representative overview of the history of modern art. The great masters are all too often presented with snobbery. The author of this project claims its offbeat aspect and access to the anecdotal so that it is within the reach of the greatest number.