Aryz - 2020
"Violeta" - Aryz
Expert in monumental art, Spanish artist Aryz, internationally famous for his colossal characters, offers through "Violeta" his interpretation of the relationship humans' relationship with nature, paying tribute to the botanist Bernard de Jussieu whom gives his name to the neighborhood. The young woman dressed in pastel colors, a flower in her hand, contemplates the neighborhood and its residents.
Realized in the manner of a sketch, the artist's fresco aims for arousing the curiosity of its viewer, giving him the feeling of plunging into the intimacy of the artist in his studio and to observe the process of realization of a studio work on a monumental scale.
Constructed in the 1960s, the Bernard de Jussieu neighborhood has had its housing estate renovated by a group orchestrated by Eiffage Construction (Ithaques, Vincent Lavergne Architecture & Urbanisme and BETOM Ingénierie), in collaboration with the landlord Versailles Habitat and the city of Versailles. This thermal rehabilitation programme's aim is to improve the daily life of its inhabitants.
Associated with this renovation, Quai 36 signs the artistic direction of project #1096 (in reference to the 1096 housings). Ten French and international mural artists invest the facade of a building, i.e. ten 150 m² monumental frescoes revealed to the eyes of the residents over a period of one year.
Paying tribute to French botanist Bernard de Jussieu, the artists Aryz (Spain), Eron (Italy), Jade Rivera (Peru), Mantra (France), Mona Caron (Switzerland), Saddo (Romania), Sainer (Poland), Seth (France), Telmo Miel (Netherlands), and Waone (Ukraine) have been questioned about the relationship between humans and nature.
In order to visit the Bernard de Jussieu district, take the Transilien L, direction of "Versailles Rive Droite" from Paris St-Lazare station and stop at "Gare de Montreuil".
By car, take the A13 highway then the D182 departmental road, direction "Avenue des Etats Unis" in Versailles. The addresses of all the frescoes are available in the photo gallery below and in our dedicated Qlub 36 article.
More information on project #1096: https://projet1096.squarespace.com/
Photos credits: Aruallan