Projet #1096

Versailles 2020

"In the Garden" - Sainer

Questioned on the theme of the relationship between humans and nature, Polish artist and muralist Sainer had inaugurated in September, the 7th monumental fresco of the project #1096 in Versailles after Eron, Telmo Miel, Waone, Seth, Jade Rivera and Aryz.

In order to design "In the Garden", the artist drew inspiration from both landscapes from his native country and the Versailles landscapes he discovered on site. He notably adapted the color palette of his fresco to those of his environment. In the heart of this landscape stands a woman looking upon the neighborhood contemplatively, the posture of her hands suggesting the idea of a certain peace and serenity, which the artist wishes to transmit to his viewer.

Initially influenced by graffiti he had discovered in the 2000s, the artist Sainer has gradually moved away from it to now create timeless paintings in which he mixes realism, classical painting techniques and portraiture with the study of nature: a subject that today pushes him to create the majority of his works in the open air, taking inspiration from his environment and the people he meets there. It is notably at the bend of a street, in public transport or in a café that Sainer discovers the face at the heart of his future fresco.

Using acrylic paint, the artist had realized his monumental fresco in 8 days.

Constructed in the 1960s, the Bernard de Jussieu neighborhood has had its housing estate renovated by a group orchestrated by Eiffage Construction (IthaquesVincent 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 monumental frescoes each measuring about 200 m² 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 neighborhood, 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.

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Photos by @aruallan & Marechal

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Photo: © Cédric Pierre

This mural artwork is still visible at 14 Rue Charles Gounod in Versailles.

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