To celebrate its 150th Anniversary the house of Bernardaud has gone to meet the world of art by asking moviemakers, photographers and artists to bring their perspective to its work and image
Untitled by Michael Lin. Michael Lin is an artist living and working in Taipei, Shanghai, and Brussels. ‘‘Lin turns away from painting as an object of contemplation toward one of painting as a bounded, physical space, one we can settle into and inhabit’’ (Vivian Rehberg). Lin orchestrates monumental painting installations that re-conceptualize and reconfigure public spaces.
The Boundless Sea by I David Lynch.The world of David Lynch is so dense and hard-hitting that his name has given rise to an adjective: Lynchian. He is especially well known for his films, which have won great critical and popular acclaim, but many people are unaware that David Lynch is also a versatile artist interested in drawing, painting, lithography and music.
Mythologie by Fassianos.A Greek artist born in 1935, Fassianos studied painting at the studio of Yannis Moralis, a Greek painter who was prominent in the 'Thirties. In 1962, Fassianos got a scholarship to attend the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. One can recognize his paintings, which reflect the influence of his native country, from their massive figures with flowing heads of hair, often shown in profile, and their monochrome treatment.
Le Paysage Est Un Plat by Marlene Mocquet. The French artist Marlene Mocquet, 33, graduated with honors from Ecole des Beaux Arts in 2006 and has been very successful ever since. She began to paint at the age of 14: when she could not summon the words to express herself, she used paint. And still does.
Kintsugi - Sarkis Dinner Set. Sarkis, a French artist of Armenian origin, was born in Istanbul in 1938 and studied painting and interior architecture before moving to France in 1964. In 1967, he won the prize for painting awarded at the Paris Biennal. In 1969, he was invited by the great art critic Harald Szeermann to take part in an exhibition When Attitudes Become Form,portrait which has been famous ever since.
Je Te Mangerais Dans La Main - Prune & JR Dinner Set. Prune Nourry is a young French artist who lives and works in New York. Mainly sculptor - she graduated with honors in 2006 from Ecole Boulle, with a major in wood sculpture - Prune works through interactive performances, large ephemeral installations, photography and film. Based on research and interviews with scientists, she engages the audience to reflect on societal issues spurred by Human evolution.
Etoiles - Nabil Nahas Dinner Set Born in 1949, Nabil Nah as began to paint in the 1970s. He studied at the University of Louisiana and at prestigious Yale University. Very much attached to his native Lebanon, he takes inspiration from starfish, among other elements. He covers them with pigments and duplicates them on his canvases.
Details/I Jean-Michael Alberola Dinner Set Jean-Michel Alberola is a French artist associated with Figuration Libre, a movement that emerged in the 1980s and advocated creative expression without reference to culture, borders or genre. Throughout his career, he has explored the concept of the "end of painting" by refusing to confine himself to painting as a medium and by incorporating other media — text, photographs or film - into his works.
The Pig by Sophie Calle Dinner Set For more than thirty years, Sophie Calle has been inspired by her own life, she is the actress of her own image. Born in 1953 in Paris, Sophie Calle is a writer, a conceptual artist, a photographer, a movie director and even detective. She might be a little of each, according to the characters that she interprets, the rituals she imagines, the parts of her life that she reveals and the feelings that she shares.