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Going Dutch in Paris

July 15, 2015

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T here are few galleries in this world that would allow and even encourage an artist to explore concepts of temporal linearity through growth and vanishing points based on a twelfth-century Italian mathematical philosophers in bronze—but Carpenters Workshop Gallery is such a gallery.  The 86,000 square foot space which allows for “a symbiosis of art and design” is an outgrowth of a life long friendship between Loïc Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail.  The two men opened their first concept location in London’s Chelsea in 2006, expanded to a second location in Mayfair in 2008, and in 2011 opened in Paris.

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On view at the Paris location is the not-to-be-missed Vanishing Point, the first Carpenters Workshop Gallery solo show at the branch by Sebastian Brajkovic. The gallery scouted the designer back in 2007 when he graduated from the creative hotbed school Eindhoven Design Academy. “This marks a significant stage in the designer’s artistic development, the show stands at the crossroads between art and design,” explains Le Gaillard and Lombrail.

Brajkovic explores concepts of time and growth, visually expressing a chair’s journey through its past histories to today and beyond using current technology—a palimpsest in patinated bronze and embroidery.

The embroidery was produced by the craftspeople of the Maison Lesage, the school credited with saving the embroidery arts from extinction and most known for their work for the Paris Couture houses.

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“My objects are sculptures, but at the same time they are perfectly functional in their design. In painting, I’m drawn to the ‘blurred effect’ and distortion, twisting, rather like Francis Bacon, who creates and then dismantles his subjects. At the moment, I want to create finished objects and show them in all their complexity. It’s an attempt to express perfection,” says Brajkovic.

Brajkovic’s creative process is a “work in progress”, an endless game, the journey from functional item to work of art. Carpenters Workshop Gallery thankfully provides a place for such heady artistic visions.

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Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

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Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

A Belgian In Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

A Belgian In Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

A Belgian In Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris

Dutch Artist Sebastian Brajkovic's Solo Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris

Going Dutch in Paris


About the author: Bill Indursky

Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.



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