Featuring artists that rely on the quality of Canson Infinity Papers for their art work.
|“Reproducing a fine art painting is a difficult task. Matter, power and sensuality are so overwhelmingly present in the original work that these elements need to be found already in the paper to fully transmit emotions. I have found in the Canson Infinity papers the sensuality and the magic that give priority to emotions; that’s all that counts for me.”
- Jean-Pierre Chebassier
Jean-Pierre Chebassier is an artist as well as the Founding Director of a communication company. He studied economics as well as Fine Art. He has kept since a furious need to paint and create whilst finding his inspirations in his several lifes: his life as a father of 5 children, as a traveller, as a man living with constant economical competition without boundaries and, at the same time, as an artist creating art works born from his vision of mankind, of the Man in its own individuality as well as in his integration process within a cultural group.
His eclectic side and his vision of globalisation have inspired him for his last work: a formidable fresco of more than 100 portraits of mankind. The aim of this work is to question the belonging to a group, the end of major cultural differences, as a vibrant tribute to Claude Levi-Strauss. His 100 portraits still live on this planet....But for how long? The adherence to one single model inspired by occidental hegemony (since the Romain Empire) becomes the most seducing future.
This fresco is not conceived to be presented in a gallery as such but should rather be considered in a more spectacular way as it is intended to interpellate and strike the general public's sensitiveness.
Regarding his technique, Jean-Pierre Chebassier says: "To fully express sensitivity and sensuality, nothing compares to the strength and the power of natural materials: natural pigments, oil, soil, sand, leafs, cotton, wood...and all other material linked to the work's subject. These material are of course used according to the meaning and intention of the artwork: the soil picked up in the trenches of the Amazonian forest, that have been dug up by oil companies, will be used to create an artwork accordingly. The portrait of an African will require to use African soil, the portrait of a Bouddhist monk will be created with soil from Angkor... Canson Infinity papers and canvas are more feminine that this link between the canvas and the material... Canson Infinity papers and canvas show a sensual and natural relation that is revealed in the Digital Fine Art reproduction and this feeling in particular is absolutely unique."
Jean-Pierre Chebassier has found with the new Canson Infinity a new way of expressing his creativity and a very good medium to communicate to the public his message.
All images are copyright © Jean-Pierre Chebassier.
" In my work, paper plays a predominant role - I have been drawing since the age of three and it is still part of my work today - a white sheet of paper is for me the basis for any kind of creative thinking. I have always thought in terms of photos. As paper is the natural media for photography, it seemed obvious to me to put it forward in my work.
This omnipresent whiteness in my work is obtained right front the beginning by simply using a sheet of paper behind or beneath all my subjects. This whiteness needs to have its own life, its own story and an extraodinary quality but also be able to make you doubt about whether you looking at a painting or reality, fiction or real photography.After many unsuccessful trials, I discovered Arches Aquarelle Rag paper and it is obvious for me that it is the ideal paper to support my process."
Stéphane Hette studied illustration and discovered photography by chance when he was 37. After a year of trial and error, he developed his own process to photographing living subjects: he respects the environment and integrity of his subjects and uses only his patience and his knowledge of the species to take his photos.
Since 2006, he worked on two paralell projects: "Colocataires" and "Les ailes du Désir". In 2007, several of his photos received many national and international awards. He was also invited as a "guest star" to the International Wild Life and Nature Photo Festival in Montier-en-Der (France). In January 2008, he joined the famous agency BIOS. In May 2008, the series "Les colocataires" and "Les ailes du désir" received 3 awards (including the public's choice vote) and 5 titles at the prestigious international contest PX3 2008 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS.
His photos are published in several magazines such as Terre Sauvage, Chasseur d'Images, Photofan, Voyageur pour un esprit d'ailleurs, Phot'Art International, Mankind and Nature (China), La Revue Française de photographie, the Bayard Press Group, Image & Nature... Member of the OPIE (France) and sponsor of the Lepidoptera Breeders Association (UK), Stéphane Hette protects and participates into the protection of the environnement and insects. He exhibits very often in France and abroad (Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Japan...)
All images are copyright © Stéphane Hette
Eric Kunsman is a practicing photographer and book artist based in Rochester, New York. He is the founder of of Booksmart Studio, a digital fine art company specialised in fine edition book publishing, fine edition printing, ICC profile creation and also offers a variety of workshops for book arts, colour management, digital printing, etc. Booksmart Studio also supplies working artists and photographers with all of their digital workflow needs, with an emphasis on inkjet media. Eric is also currently teaching at the Rochester Institute of Technology and has been teaching in workshops and lectures about digital printing Internationally.
Eric Kunsman received his MFA in Book Arts & Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadephia, P.A and also holds an MS in Electronic Publishing from The School of Print Media Sciences and degrees in Biomedical Photography and Fine Art Photography from RIT's School of Photographic Sciences.
Eric Kunsman is passionate about digital technology. He has shown his work internationally and continually works to push his work further.
All images are copyright © Eric Kunsman.
“I see my subjects as paintings in my mind’s eye. The process happens naturally and instantaneously with little conscious thought. I have an intuitive sense of knowing what to do and when to do it. […] As an artist, I want to share a poetic interpretation of the beauty and mystique that surrounds us. […] At best, I think my images open a door of perception that leads the viewer to see the world with new eyes.”
The fine art of Alan S. Maltz graces private, public and corporate collections throughout the world, including The Carter Center and Presidential Library in Atlanta, Georgia; The Ritz Carlton in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; The American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida…
Established in January, 1999, The Alan S. Maltz Gallery located at 1210 Duval Street in Old Town, Key West serves as Maltz's spacious studio and features his cutting-edge fine art, innovative framing designs and published works. His second gallery recently opened on Sanibel Island, Florida.
In 2005, VISIT FLORIDA selected Mr. Maltz as their "Official Fine Art Photographer for the State of Florida". Additionally, in 2006, he was designated as "The Official Wildlife Photographer of Florida" by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. Maltz and his work have been featured in leading national and regional publications, including ARTnews, The New Yorker, The Robb Report, U.S. Airways, Publishers Weekly, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, The New York Post, Newsday, and Florida Monthly chose him as one of the "21 Intriguing Floridians." His acclaimed books have received numerous honors and recognition.
Alan Maltz has published several books, including Celebrities of Nature (1992), Key West Color (1995), Miami…City of Dreams (1997), and Florida…Beyond the blue horizon (2006). His next collection, Visions of Beauty…The beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel will be released in the fall of 2008.
Alan and his family enjoy the tranquillity of nature from their home in the lower Florida Keys.
All gallery images are copyright © Alan Maltz.
Ian Patrick reveals through his portraits what people really are, their profound personality, what they do not naturally or easily express. Ian Patrick is professional photographer, an American living in Paris.
He was born in Salzbourg, Australia in 1951. Ian holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles.
He first had a studio in New York from 1975 to 1979 and worked for famous magazines including New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Interview and New York Magazine and record company including CBS, A&M, United Artists, Warner Bros.
He moved to Paris in 1979 and has worked since for many magazines like Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue Italy, Vanity Fair and famous brands including Sony, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Ray Ban, Christian Lacroix, Azzaro, Bulgari, Lagerfeld…
Ian Patrick has extensive experience in portraiture and has photographed famous artists such as Bob Marley, John Lee Hooker, Andy Warhol, Thierry Mugler, Paco Rabanne, Jango Edwards
Ian Patrick followed for a whole year the Archaos Circus and published “Archoas - Cirque de caractère”. Ian Patrick has shown his work throughout the world.
All images are copyright © Ian Patrick
Gordon Watkinson borrowed a camera for a photography class he took at the age of 24 while attending Virginia Commonwealth University.
Although he had never previously thought of photography in a serious way, after completing the course his professor saw enough in his work that he encouraged Watkinson to reconsider his career choice and arranged for him to begin working as a photographic assistant. Watkinson has spent the past 16 years working as a commercial photographer for a broad range of clients from the fields of advertising, architecture, design, and fashion.
In conjunction with his photographic work he has directed commercials, made industrial videos, and worked directly with major corporations as well as specialized brands, helping them to develop visual strategies for targeted markets.
Over the years he developed a strong sensitivity for both forms and materials, which has shaped his visual approach and strengthened his fascination for timeless and minimalist design. He shares his time between New York and Paris.
The Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt/Main will display the project “Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy” featuring the photographs of Gordon Watkinson from March 7 to April 26, 2009 (opening on March 6, 2009). Following Frankfurt the exhibition will be presented at the International Cultural Center in Krakow, Poland from May 7 to July 5, 2009. Further venues to be announced.
All images are copyright © Gordon Watkinson