The project was born from the encounter between the passions and expertise of Florie-Anne Virgile and Marlène Bergue Corbun. On one hand, Florie-Anne is an expert in video production and has a strong interest for cultural programmes. On the other hand, Marlène is an expert in the field of contemporary art and wanted to share her passion for art with a broader audience. The combination of those two worlds created Life Of The Artist.
We created Life Of The Artist for 2 reasons: to offer another experience of art, exploring artist studios and the way they work, and to give some insight into contemporary art and the creation process. Above all, we both feel like contemporary artists are the witnesses of our times, and our hope was that many people would become more interested in contemporary art, and living artists, thanks to our project.
The name of the series Life Of The Artist is a reference to a book written by Giorgio Vasari titled “Lives Of The Artists” and originally published in 1550, a collection of biographies of the best artists from the Renaissance, a key era in art history. From plural to singular, the title of the series opens the door to an intimate encounter with living artists, discovering the world from their perspective.
We believe that people should have a stronger interest for living artists as they are talking about us, about our time and its challenges. Contrary to modern artists such as Picasso or Matisse, they are alive, and it is a chance to hear their creative voices.
LIVE ON INSTAGRAM
On Instagram, extras and new materials will be published to continue the conversation.
Behind-the-scenes videos, new interviews with artists, stay tuned for more art content!