JADE RIVERA - 2019
"Flora" - Jade Rivera
With "Flora", Jade Rivera proposes to abandon himself to the discovery of a new world. It highlights the thirst for learning embodied by the almost mystical interaction between the young man and the botanical work that stands before him, a nod to the botanist Bernard de Jussieu. The galactic elements that cover the arms of the character are another metaphor for the discovery of a new "universe". As for the other representations, the artist much prefers to let the spectator see his own interpretation.
The Bernard de Jussieu district, which emerged from the ground in the 1960s, 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. The aim of the thermal rehabilitation programme is to improve the daily life of the inhabitants.
Quai 36 is associated with this rehabilitation and signs the artistic direction of project #1096 (in reference to the 1096 rehabilitated dwellings). Nine French and international mural artists invest the facade of a building, i.e. nine 150 m² monumental frescoes that are revealed to the eyes of the residents over a period of one year.
In homage to the French botanist Bernard de Jussieu, the artists Aryz (Spain), Eron (Italy), Jade Rivera (Peru), Mona Caron (Switzerland), Pastel (Argentina), Sainer (Poland), Seth (France), Telmo Miel (Netherlands), and Waone (Ukraine) are questioned about the relationship between humans and nature.
Photos credits: Cédric Pierre