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Creative Upcycling

When we met Nicolas Draeger, 6th generation of Master printers, we were eager to make a lithograph together. A shortage of paper forced us to delay our project. In the meantime, and also as a creative game, we had the idea of choosing a print from our collection and overprinting on it to give it a new story, another look, going from black alone to color.

Frédéric Forest then chose the print of his Woman Stand Shadow painting by superimposing two lithographs on it and giving it a second life. He painted two new colored silhouettes that can in turn illuminate his first drawing in black, and exist alone or together on a white sheet.

They were made in Nicolas Draeger’s workshop and his lithograph workshop Anthèse in Montrouge. It is thanks to Nicolas’s talent and that of Gégé who has more than fifty years of experience in color and lithography that this series is both a traditional print and an original work. Their pictorial aspects and the strength of the colors applied to the paper are as many visual crushes.

Each step of the lithography process tells its own story and becomes a painting in itself. It is no longer a printed work but six handmade creations that we invite you to discover today.

You are my Day

You are my day reminds the spectator that no distance can replace the omnipre- sence in the mind that a significant person can occupy.

Much like a cinemato- grapher or photographer, Frédéric uses his drawings and paintings to share this fictive story which is laid out for the viewer much like a photographer would share his developed negatives.

While the artist sheds light on this fragmented story, it is entirely up to the viewer to to decide if the characters are masculine or feminine, if they remind him / her of a soulmate, a family member, or a past or present lover; if they see flowers or weeds, if the sun’s energy is positive or negative … by remo- ving the “identities” of the main individuals, Frédéric Forest allows each observer to interpret the story as they wish to see it unfold, attributing the roles of the main characters to whom they wish.

April 14th — August 31st
The Eleven House
c/Major 11
17113 — Peratallada Girona — Spain

Frédéric Forest x Laura Martinez

This Tattoo Gift Card will allow you to arrange a meeting with Laura Martinez’s Tattoo Studio, our exclusive partner as a well known fine line tattoo artist.

Crédits : Nothing wild Tattoo

Available in the amounts of:

€350 for a small Tattoo (5 x 5 cm)
€450 for  medium Tattoo (10 x 10 cm)
• €500 for a large Tattoo (15 x 15 cm) .

This card includes the Tattoo Permission of Frédéric Forest’s artwork.

After placing your order, you will receive a pdf to print granting you permission to get the artwork of Frédéric Forest tattooed with Laura Martinez in her Parisian studio.
Then, use your code to make an appointment exclusively by email.

A custom code will be generated and can be fulfilled via email with an expiration date of 6 months from the date of your order.

Laura Martinez Nothing Wild Tattoo
Downtown Paris Tattoo
Bvd Montparnasse
75006 Paris


Charlotte Lindet’s photography offers a pictorial look, often delicate and dramatic at the same time, revealing a soft light in the midst of landscapes that overwhelm us. Frédéric Forest’s line is photographic, sensitive and precise, capturing a suspended moment that is imprinted in our personal memories.

For several years, they have already had the opportunity to collaborate on different projects.

Today, it is the meeting of their two approaches that naturally complement each other here in this print that they have entitled “tenderness”.

This work that they have realized at a distance, at separate times and without meeting each other, perfectly gathers their respective talents.

Frederic Forest x Ocean Bottle

Ocean Bottle is a long-term solution to the ocean plastic crisis that everyone can be a part of. We’re working to give plastic a value so it is not discarded and therefore preventing the ocean from being choked with waste. By giving plastic a value in Haiti, Philippines, Indonesia and Brazil we engage tens of thousands of people in coastal communities to become plastic collectors and have the option of earning a living wage while keeping the environment clean

Each Ocean Bottle directly funds the equivalent of 1000 ocean-bound plastic bottles (11.4kg)

Each Ocean Bottle directly funds the equivalent of 1000 ocean-bound plastic bottles (11.4kg) in impoverished coastal communities where there is little or no waste management and plastic pollution is worst. Plastic collectors can exchange plastic waste for money or credit via blockchain technology to spend on tuition, tech goods, health care and micro-finance.

Designed in Norway, made from stainless steel and ocean-bound plastic, Ocean Bottle has been designed to be minimalistic, beautiful and convenient without compromises, as some the key features suggest: insulation for hot/cold beverages, a large and small opening for easy cleaning and filling, dishwasher safe, a carry loop, compact and modular for future accessories.

The collaboration between Frédéric Forest and Ocean Bottle came to be following their love for nature.

The collaboration between Frédéric Forest and Ocean Bottle came to be following their love for nature. One drives his inspirations from it to draw subtle lines which naturally invite the viewer’s mind to complete the picture. The latter lives to connect it with individuals, and rightfully place it back at the centre of their lives, through a bottle designed with the same minimalistic attention.

From this connection they crafted a special piece to portray this union. Like the symbiosis of both of these worlds, two hands join together to form a perfectly reciprocal shape. Two hands which also merge to form an infinity loop and embody perennial circularity. Another reminder of their joint mission, a helping hand can be imagined reaching out to support another being, in a time when, more than ever, support, love and compassion should prevail.

Orely Forestier’s Interior

Credits Nomades Studio

We are invited today to Orely Forestier’s luminous Parisian apartment, surrounded by her models and swatches of fabric, this young fashion consultant is also a collector of art drawings.

Could you please introduce yourself?
I am Orély Forestier, Designer and Consultant in Fashion, I am also the co-founder of LA FETICHE, which is a brand based on the concept of an ideal wardrobe, timeless pieces. A collection of clothing that is both familiar and new. It’s a definition of an ideal style shaped by age-old skills of both France and Scotland.

Credits Nomades Studio

What was the first piece you fell in love with, and why?
I really like his work around the female body. I am very touched by the sensitivity of his line, a mixture of strength and fragility. I particularly like his studies around hands and gestures, I think this was definitely my first crush

Could you tell us about the artists who inspire you?
I am really inspired by graphics and colors, everything that creates in me a vibration and an emotion. I love the work of Jim Lambie.

 I am Also really inspired by the work of Walter Price, Elizabeth Peyton, David Hockney…. Anne Collier’s work is incredibly fantastic, there is too many artists who inspires me, very difficult to list! I adore The Modern Institute gallery, my partner’s husband’s gallery, who represent incredible and unique artist, super inspiring !

Rivages : collaboration with Nomades Studio

During the first lockdown, which surprised us all, I felt the need to exchange and collaborate even more in my artistic practice in order to experiment with other mediums and to confront myself with other visions. So I suggested around me, to friends who were photographers, sculptors and painters if they had projects to share.

It is within this framework that we realized in collaboration with Nomades Studio: Rivage. At that time, and even now, we have a craving to travel or simply to be somewhere else. Natacha Roché and Mathieu Lodin from Nomades Studio then sent me a series of silver photos that they had taken on the Breton coast, not far from where they are. I then took one of their images and I pursued this landscape and painted what we didn’t see, and which is probably not like that by the way.

But whatever, it was a question of drawing an imaginary from elsewhere, of not doing it alone, but together. Rivage is also this promenade by the sea.


” This canvas is a photograph of my mind, a superposition of memories passed by the ocean. I work most of the time from black and I wanted to go to the end of this process to go towards the light by an addition of lines with the brush which intersect to let the constellated night pass, emit the vibration of the surface from the sea. The light of the Moon then settled naturally in the canvas and I pursued the lines of the waves to direct its reflection. She was there, benevolent in the dark of night.

On the occasion of the release of the book Alba with Quentin Simon, I chose to present this painting for the exhibition in November 2019 in Paris. This painting was immediately very personal to me, and I couldn’t bring myself to sell it. “

At the studio, we have received many inquiries about it and so this is therefore with great pleasure that it is now available as a limited edition of 100 copies, numbered and signed by the artist Frederic Forest. Only a large format, 100 x 70 cm, and the superposition of 2 layers of intense black could reproduce its pictorial depth and its symbolic force.

First Lithography!

We are glad to launch our really first lithography with Frederic Forest and the printer Idem Paris.

« Nue Bleue » is a 3 Colors Lithography printed on Marinoni machine.

Frederic has drawn an original drawing on a flat stone and an original drawing on a metal foil according to the traditional technique of lithography.

Both have been used for this unique print and have been erased during the process.

It follows the pure tradition and respect of the art print : Nobody would be able to print it again.

Idem Paris is this confidential workshop but well known by all international galleries and artists. Voirin and Marinoni lithography presses that Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Chagall or Giacometti worked on are still in use. Contemporary artists such as Jean-Michel Alberola, Sophie Calle, Paul Mc Carthy, JR, Liu Bolin or David Lynch are regulars of the atelier.

“Nue Bleue” is available in our shop

Ceramics by Marion Graux & Frédéric Forest – Hands Agreement

We are quite impatient to discover the first ceramics of Frédéric Forest with Marion Graux !!

Marion is a potter as she likes to define herself. The tour, the enamels, the shapes, the line, the materials, the shine, the soft pink, the beautiful tables…

Here is her vocabulary. In her studio based in Pigalle, surrounded by faded flowers, she experiments to find muted and sweet nuances, plunges her hands in clay to invent dishes for daring chefs. Her ceramics are enthroned on the stoves of French chefs such as Cyril Lignac, Hélène Darroze, Charles Compagnon or even Guy Martin.

Frédéric and Marion started working on their collaboration this summer. Several projects, drawings and ideas were exchanged. Over time, what we would call an “Accord de mains” (Hands agreement in French) appeared, a spontaneous encounter between drawing and earth, enamels and lines in which everyone offers their talent in the service of the nobility of the material and the quality. poetry of the lines.

Finally, 3 series of unique pieces will come out of this 1st ceramic collection.

They will all be available on our eshop next week.

Stay tuned to discover more !