Courchevel in the French Alps, Art Between Two Snow Storms
Art at the Light’in Event in Courchevel
Courchevel has always been avant garde in terms of artistic creativity. In this, the international Year of Light, the station has organized a mapping on the Place du Rocher.
Lasting ten days, from December 20 – 30th 2015, every 30 minutes between 6 – 10pm, frescoes of light and video will be projected to enhance the reliefs and contours of the bell tower and mountain, bringing out the beauty and estheticism of the place.
The seven minute spectacle of light will be at synchronized to the tempo of electronic music and will transport and enchant viewers.
Art of the Summit
Corchevel’s reputation in the world of contemporary art has already been established. It has now been 7 years that the ski station, in close collaboration with the Bartoux galleries, transforms itself each winter into a museum of open skies. Once again this winter, from December 5th 2015 through April 24th, 2016 Courchevel gives carte blanche to exceptional artists to transform the station.
John Andrew Perello, aka JonOne
Always ahead of his time, Courchevel couldn’t ignore the artist most talked about for street art in 2015: JonOne. The graffiti artist has tagged his fingerprint onto 2015.
John Andrew Perello, called JonOne, started using his paint bombs and stencils in the streets of Harlem. Coming from the graffiti scene, he started by tagging walls and trains in his neighborhood, using them like “museums that cross the city.”
It’s in Paris that he transposed his artistic expression from the street to a canvas and created a style that is unique to him. His colorful works express an optimistic vision of the world, clearly seen in his latest pieces.
Another artist, another path, another concept but just as much talent: Richard Orlanski. The Parisian sculptor, already well known in Courchevel for his wolves, bears and gorillas comes back for the 3rd consecutive year to get close to the peaks with his monumental works.
Ten pieces of the artist were selected to be exposed in the ski area and in the village. His works will be installed on pedestals to better feature them.
4 pieces on the slopes:
- La Vizelle : A standing bear and a walking bear
- La Saulire: A black kong (gorilla)
- Chenus : Panther
The other six statues (panthers, horses, kongs and wolves) will be exhibited in the ski station.