Artwork Enterprise Information lately realized that the extremely collectible French artist Peppone will likely be exhibited at Artwork San Diego. We wished to seek out out extra so reached out to the U.S. Wholesale Director for Bel-Air Superb Artwork, Jennifer Lavigne. We wished to find extra about Ms. Lavigne, her background and insights, plus her views on artist Peppone and the gathering to be featured at Artwork San Diego.
Q: Introduce your self — who you might be and what’s your gallery’s imaginative and prescient?
JL: My title is Jennifer Lavigne. I’m 30 years previous, French, and dwell in Miami, Florida. I’ve been working for the distinguished Bel-Air artwork galleries for just a few years now, and I’m the U.S. Wholesale Director for considered one of our French artists, Peppone. Established in 2004, Bel-Air Superb Artwork is now considered one of Europe’s main up to date artwork gallery teams.
Our gallery goals to introduce collectors to one of the best artists in every self-discipline. Artwork is a way of communication: it creates reminiscences and feelings, which we then distribute. Our imaginative and prescient is to share Peppone all through the USA. His expertise has already attracted almost a thousand collectors, and Artwork San Diego is only the start for him within the U.S.
Q: What’s your background?
JL: My background is in occasion group. I’ve had the glory of collaborating on the group of a number of prestigious worldwide occasions in France, such because the Cannes Movie Competition, Cannes Lions, and Sirha. My expertise in these industries (movie, promoting, and meals) elevated my style for element and sweetness. It was solely pure for me to proceed my profession in tremendous artwork, one other luxurious business with a distinct segment clientele.
Q: What’s your work philosophy and the way does that influence the gallery?
JL: I work to study one thing new every single day, resembling an artist’s background and craft, advertising strategies, or consumer communication strategies. I do know from expertise that life is brief and that we should benefit from each second to be higher and happier. I discover important happiness and worth in my work, so I at all times intention to develop personally and professionally.
Q: What artists and artwork types do you signify?
JL: Bel-Air Superb Artwork represents round sixty artists from totally different nations. Nonetheless, we’ve lately chosen to concentrate on the artist Peppone, who works to deliver to life moments from childhood and well-loved movies via his artwork. Peppone will likely be our solely artist represented on the Artwork San Diego honest, so we are able to concentrate on sharing his expertise with town and its galleries.
Q: What artist(s) encourage you?
JL: Frida Kahlo is the painter who conjures up me probably the most. This lady had large internal power; she created unforgettable artwork, and the feelings she managed to convey are simply unbelievable.
Q: What’s the finest recommendation you’ve acquired?
JL: “One needn’t hope to undertake, nor succeed as a way to persevere.” My grandfather, a profitable and pleased entrepreneur, taught me this quote. Energy of character and a persistent work ethic are important qualities.
Q: If you find yourself not working, the place can we discover you?
JL: Within the ocean! I dwell in Miami and love actions like jet snowboarding and diving. After I’m not working, I prefer to go on street journeys via Florida; it’s such a lovely place. I additionally get pleasure from spending time at Faena, Setaï, and Soho Home on Miami Seaside.
Q: What does exhibiting at Artwork San Diego 2023 imply to you?
JL: We now have many collectors in California as does our California gallery associate, Markowitz Superb Artwork, so I’m excited to attach with a lot of them through the honest. Persons are on the coronary heart of our work as a gallery. We wish to create real connections — our artists are very current in our galleries to construct relationships with shoppers. We’re delighted to start our direct gross sales work with U.S. galleries and sellers on the Artwork San Diego artwork honest!
Q: Inform us extra about Peppone — your function at Artwork San Diego.
JL: French artist Peppone, also referred to as Christophe Tixier, creates Pop-inspired artworks infused by the imagery from his huge assortment of almost 500 comedian books, together with Tintin, Star Wars, Marvel, and Walt Disney. As a passionate life-long collector, he has gathered 1000’s of various objects, ephemera, and comics that coexist in a dense and informative jumble that makes up his studio in Provence.
Peppone’s mother and father, each of whom had been academics, instilled in him the idea that sharing is considered one of life’s biggest riches. His first comedian books got to him by his father, and he subsequently enriched his assortment by frequenting flea markets, attending auctions at municipal libraries, and thru the generosity of buddies and strangers alike. The artist makes use of this abundance of paper to create brightly coloured and variegated resin types imbued with in style symbolism that evoke the innocence of childhood and his native territory.
He has typically acknowledged that people are the one dwelling beings conscious of their very own mortality and that, to flee it, they reproduce, talk, and dream, thereby making a cyclical hyperlink between the previous, current, and future. It’s by carving into this abundance of paper that Peppone breathes life into his works, thus establishing an emotional connection together with his father and perpetuating his legacy.
We’re excited to current Peppone to galleries, sellers, and collectors at Artwork San Diego.
Prime picture: Darkish Aspect of the Moon V2 by Peppone