Jean Lurçat

Jean Lurçat was a French artist and weaver credited with bringing tapestries back into contemporary popularity. His works often featured recurring motifs such as nature, animals, and the cosmos, becoming increasingly ambitious and detailed over time. One of his most famous works, The Eighth Tapestry of the World’s Song (1957–1966), depicts an entire cosmology of ancient world mythical figures. He was born on July 1, 1892 in Bruyeres, France, and studied at the Académie Colarossi where his classmates included Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In 1915, he participated in his first exhibition in Zürich, and in 1917, completed Filles Vertes and Soirée dans Grenade—his first major tapestry work.


Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay, born in Gradižsk in Ukraine in 1885. She discovered her vocation for art at an early age and studied drawing at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe between 1903 and 1905. Then she moved to Paris. During her study at the Académie de la Palette she made works which are clearly influenced by Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and the Fauves. Her marriage with Robert Delaunay, an ambitious artist of the Parisian Avant-garde, was determined by a mutual inspiration to colourful compositions. Both artists intensively dealt with the depiction of light and movement and found a new artistic form of expression on the base of a simultaneous contrast.

 


Emile Gilioli

Émile Gilioli is a French sculptor who was born in Paris in1911 in Paris. He is one of the representatives of the French abstract sculpture of the 1950s and whose art is associated in some way with the French Resistance.

After the First World War, his family moved closer to Italy and settled in Nice. In 1932, Émile Gilioli took classes at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Nice, notably with the future artist Marie Raymond. During the Second World War World, he was mobilized in Grenoble where he stayed for the rest of the war.

 

 


Mathieu Matégot

Hungarian-French designer and tapestry maker Mathieu Matégot was born in 1910 in the suburbs of Budapest. After graduating from Budapest’s School of Fine Arts in 1929, he travelled abroad as many young people do. After spending time in the US and Italy, Matégot settled in Paris in 1931 and took work as a set designer and window dresser for arty Parisian hotspots, like the Folies Bergère and the Galerie Lafayette department store.

 


Francois Bonnel

François Bonnel is a French artist born in 1968. In 2018, the artist decided to devote himself full time to his passion for painting and photography and to develop the exploratory work he had begun twenty-five years earlier, in parallel with his career as a painter. commercial setting in Advertising. François Bonnel approaches his art spontaneously and explores various fields and techniques of creation. He exploits the digital media, the techniques of photography and collage by freeing himself from known references to give free rein to his creation.

 


Benjamin Ewing

Contemporary and talented artist Benjamin Ewing collaborated with Boccara Gallery in order
to realize two original designs in black and white.
Benjamin Ewing is a multidisciplinary artist located in Portland, Oregon. With a background in
editorial photography & print design, he aims to combine visual principles within the context of
contemporary art.

 


Ellen Richman

Ellen Richman is a abstract painter who was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1964. She studied at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in the deptartment of design before receiving her BFA from the department of fine art in 1995. Upon graduation she continued her color studies in Playa del Carmen, Q.Roo Mexico for several years, where her paintings were informed by the full spectrum of light. Color became the singular defining element in her work as she continued to experiment with saturated hues and chromatic divergence.

 


Anna Mac

Artist Statement: “I am heavily inspired by colour and the way colour engages with one another, though they were conversations and there are endless conversations to be had. I am fascinated with thepower colour has to draw the viewer in and connect”. “The way I paint feels like a game, the smallest edition of a shape or use of colour can transform the painting. The evolution of each painting can come quickly if each move fits with the next, and some can be a complex journey of changes and wrong moves. Either way, a piece builds and builds until everything ‘fits’..

 


David Stein

David Stein is an acclaimed British artist, producing vibrant abstract work in both physical and digital media. His attention to technical detail and accuracy results in ‘hard- edge’ geometric paintings that are bold and visually compelling. An accomplished figurative artist, his work has evolved towards pure abstraction, exploring the balance and tension between complementary and contrasting form and space.

 


Didier Marien

Dider Marien, Owner of Boccara, is a recognized designer, expert and collector in the world of textiles. He is a member of the Chambre Européenne des Experts-Conseil en Oeuvres d’Art (CECOA), the Confederation Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art (CINOA) and of the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers (LAPADA). Didier Marien has an exceptional eye and taste for design, shape and color and has developed a new concept of luxury rugs manufactured in the Boccara workshop. Boccara also presents Didier Marien’s choice of talented international contemporary artists, through the launch of his original collection of artistic rugs created using the traditional know-how of hand weaving, Their artistic encounter began about ten years ago and gave birth to a series of important international projects. Aiming to pursue a new innovative project, Didier Marien now starts another collaboration with designer Jean Yves Lanvin. Boccara refined artistic rugs find a sublime dimension with Jean-Yves Lanvin’s metal and mineral furniture.

 


Jean Yves Lanvin

Jean Yves Lanvin is the great grandson of Jeanne Lanvin, famous founder of the Lanvin Haute Couture House in 1889. He spends his youth in the fashion and arts environment, between the 15 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the family house in Beaulieu, where he discovers the universe of Paul Iribe and the works of Armand Albert Rateau and Jean Dunand created for Jeanne Lanvin houses and Lanvin Décoration. Jean Yves Lanvin's creativity and vision are expressed through a mineral universe. Rare materials, perfect realization, delicate work with metal and minerals, elegant style allied to the strength of the lines define his unique creations. Their French background and a meticulous search for the perfect balance on every detail characterize the work of Jean Yves Lanvin and Boccara’s owner Didier Marien. Jean-Yves Lanvin’s sophisticated furniture combined with the classic and contemporary textile world of Boccara creates a unique aesthetic universe.

 


Jean Lurçat

Jean Lurçat was a French artist and weaver credited with bringing tapestries back into contemporary popularity. His works often featured recurring motifs such as nature, animals, and the cosmos, becoming increasingly ambitious and detailed over time. One of his most famous works, The Eighth Tapestry of the World’s Song (1957–1966), depicts an entire cosmology of ancient world mythical figures. He was born on July 1, 1892 in Bruyeres, France, and studied at the Académie Colarossi where his classmates included Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In 1915, he participated in his first exhibition in Zürich, and in 1917, completed Filles Vertes and Soirée dans Grenade—his first major tapestry work.

Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay, born in Gradižsk in Ukraine in 1885. She discovered her vocation for art at an early age and studied drawing at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe between 1903 and 1905. Then she moved to Paris. During her study at the Académie de la Palette she made works which are clearly influenced by Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and the Fauves. Her marriage with Robert Delaunay, an ambitious artist of the Parisian Avant-garde, was determined by a mutual inspiration to colourful compositions. Both artists intensively dealt with the depiction of light and movement and found a new artistic form of expression on the base of a simultaneous contrast.

Emile Gilioli

Émile Gilioli is a French sculptor who was born in Paris in1911 in Paris. He is one of the representatives of the French abstract sculpture of the 1950s and whose art is associated in some way with the French Resistance.

After the First World War, his family moved closer to Italy and settled in Nice. In 1932, Émile Gilioli took classes at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Nice, notably with the future artist Marie Raymond. During the Second World War World, he was mobilized in Grenoble where he stayed for the rest of the war.

Mathieu Matégot

Hungarian-French designer and tapestry maker Mathieu Matégot was born in 1910 in the suburbs of Budapest. After graduating from Budapest’s School of Fine Arts in 1929, he travelled abroad as many young people do. After spending time in the US and Italy, Matégot settled in Paris in 1931 and took work as a set designer and window dresser for arty Parisian hotspots, like the Folies Bergère and the Galerie Lafayette department store.

 

Francois Bonnel

François Bonnel is a French artist born in 1968. In 2018, the artist decided to devote himself full time to his passion for painting and photography and to develop the exploratory work he had begun twenty-five years earlier, in parallel with his career as a painter. commercial setting in Advertising. François Bonnel approaches his art spontaneously and explores various fields and techniques of creation. He exploits the digital media, the techniques of photography and collage by freeing himself from known references to give free rein to his creation.

 

BENJAMIN EWING

Contemporary and talented artist Benjamin Ewing collaborated with Boccara Gallery in order
to realize two original designs in black and white.
Benjamin Ewing is a multidisciplinary artist located in Portland, Oregon. With a background in
editorial photography & print design, he aims to combine visual principles within the context of
contemporary art.

Ellen Richman

Ellen Richman is a abstract painter who was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1964. She studied at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in the deptartment of design before receiving her BFA from the department of fine art in 1995. Upon graduation she continued her color studies in Playa del Carmen, Q.Roo Mexico for several years, where her paintings were informed by the full spectrum of light. Color became the singular defining element in her work as she continued to experiment with saturated hues and chromatic divergence.

 

Anna Mac

Artist Statement: “I am heavily inspired by colour and the way colour engages with one another, though they were conversations and there are endless conversations to be had. I am fascinated with thepower colour has to draw the viewer in and connect”. “The way I paint feels like a game, the smallest edition of a shape or use of colour can transform the painting. The evolution of each painting can come quickly if each move fits with the next, and some can be a complex journey of changes and wrong moves. Either way, a piece builds and builds until everything ‘fits’..

David Stein

David Stein is an acclaimed British artist, producing vibrant abstract work in both physical and digital media. His attention to technical detail and accuracy results in ‘hard- edge’ geometric paintings that are bold and visually compelling. An accomplished figurative artist, his work has evolved towards pure abstraction, exploring the balance and tension between complementary and contrasting form and space.

 

Didier Marien

Dider Marien, Owner of Boccara, is a recognized designer, expert and collector in the world of textiles. He is a member of the Chambre Européenne des Experts-Conseil en Oeuvres d’Art (CECOA), the Confederation Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art (CINOA) and of the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers (LAPADA). Didier Marien has an exceptional eye and taste for design, shape and color and has developed a new concept of luxury rugs manufactured in the Boccara workshop. Boccara also presents Didier Marien’s choice of talented international contemporary artists, through the launch of his original collection of artistic rugs created using the traditional know-how of hand weaving, Their artistic encounter began about ten years ago and gave birth to a series of important international projects. Aiming to pursue a new innovative project, Didier Marien now starts another collaboration with designer Jean Yves Lanvin. Boccara refined artistic rugs find a sublime dimension with Jean-Yves Lanvin’s metal and mineral furniture.

 

Jean Yves Lanvin

Jean Yves Lanvin is the great grandson of Jeanne Lanvin, famous founder of the Lanvin Haute Couture House in 1889. He spends his youth in the fashion and arts environment, between the 15 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the family house in Beaulieu, where he discovers the universe of Paul Iribe and the works of Armand Albert Rateau and Jean Dunand created for Jeanne Lanvin houses and Lanvin Décoration. Jean Yves Lanvin's creativity and vision are expressed through a mineral universe. Rare materials, perfect realization, delicate work with metal and minerals, elegant style allied to the strength of the lines define his unique creations. Their French background and a meticulous search for the perfect balance on every detail characterize the work of Jean Yves Lanvin and Boccara’s owner Didier Marien. Jean-Yves Lanvin’s sophisticated furniture combined with the classic and contemporary textile world of Boccara creates a unique aesthetic universe.

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