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Artists' studios of New Hotel Of Marseille

The New Hotel Of Marseille offers an artist to set up his studio at the reception of the hotel and perform liveEvery quarter, the hotel opens its doors to a different artist for one month. The artist can develop a theme related to news from the hotel, city, or express himself freely.


SMAC: Artist's Studio #9

From October 15 to November 15, 2015 (Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm and Sundays from 12:30pm)

Artist from La Seyne sur Mer, Marc Simon aka "SMAC" discovers "Punk" culture and the first street-artists when he was only 17 years old in 1980. It was at this time, in full rebellion against authority, that he started to follow those artists and got inspiration from them.

Initially, he learned the technique of airbrushing and created decorations on snowboards and on t-shirts he sold on the street. To live decently, he made decorations on metal shutters of shops in his sector and he also started to realise some advertising works.

With experience, he developed his knowledge and became professional signwriter.

Today, his work is based on the analysis of contemporary neuroses.

This artist plays on materials, textures, overlays and deletion! Between improvisation and composition, his series called "interference" led to an aesthetic "Urban" approach treated almost abstractly. An original encounter with this artist inspired by "Punk" culture and the first "street-artists".


Dominique Capocci : Artist's Studio #8

After his studies at the Superior School of Modern Arts of Paris and spending 20 years as a photographer and art director, Dominique Capocci devotes himself to painting and sculpture. By a voluntary choice of today’s topics which reflect a certain reality, Dominique Capocci painted the shades of a self-claiming society, whose freedom of expression is like a breath in a melting pot, where characters, backgrounds and materials come together to get to the essential. 

He expresses himself with a complete freedom while watching over life with humor.

Neither to please nor to succeed, Dominique Capocci presents his achievements and dares not talk about it as masterpiece, which nevertheless show an obvious technical mastery.

"We are in the Rock'Art" as he says.

A great opportunity to discover this artist, full of experience. With his success, Dominique Capocci exported himself over the 5 continents.


Vincent Tavernier : Artist's Studio #7 

Vincent Tavernier was born on June 25, 1978 in Saint Germain en Laye. He follows his artistic training at the Beaux Arts in Versailles. His experience and technical skills previously acquired allow him to devote himself to the relief carving. He enters the Die Brücke and Emil Nolde movements which developed his love for this technique. Linoleum is a flexible material that allows printing effects. This soft material is close to the wood. All his works reflect his imagination, his personality and his sensitivity.

There are two advantages of this method according to Vincent Tavernier:

- The drawing does not need to be traced as it appears by cutting it out with gouges.
- Once the work is completed, it is not fixed. Uncertainties and incidents during printing make unique works in the same edition.

"For these works, I try to capture the moment in order to engrave it and transcribe it according to my sensibility and my way.”

He decided to settle in Marseille in 2011 where he continues his work and meet many people.


Mickaël Koska : Artist’s Studio #6

Born in Aubagne in the South of France, Mickaël Koska is a young self-made man passionnate for furniture design. Graduated from a woodworking school in Paris, Mickaël Koska acquires a real experience and decides to create his own authentic furniture.

His original and vintage work is based on recycling, recovery and assembly of various pieces to create unique and modern works.

Mickaël Koska reinvents the design thanks to travels and the world around him. The mix between wood and new contemporary materials is essential for his creativity.

This atypical artist will be present under the canopy of the New Hotel Of Marseille from October 2 to November 2, 2014 in order to immerse ourselves into his retro world.

Live performance from monday to friday, from 6pm.


Le Carburateur : Artist’s Studio #5

Le Carburateur is two artists, Xray and 537718, inspired by 20th century painting and New York and European art scene of the 80s. 

This year, they moved to Bayonne in an old garage facility converted in a showroom workshop called The Carburateur. 

Claude and Xavier realize square canvases scripted in shape of a patchwork using silkscreen printing. For their workshop at the New Hotel Of Marseille, they made a reference to Marseille by revisiting icons of the city such as soap from Marseille, architecture or music.


VöG : Artist’s studio #4

Born in Paris in 1976, VöG is deeply attached to his family land, the South, where he settled at the age of 18. Mechanic at the beginning, after repairing all kinds of items for 15 years, the artist becomes decorator-arranger, driven by his desire to explore, build, invent, reinvent.

Combining brutal materials and curvaceous forms, VöG expresses his art through the symbols that paced his teenage years such as Darth Vader or Captain Harlock, but not only! Daily life and everything that surrounds him are a source of inspiration. Thanks to his talent, he gives new life to iron, steel, wood… turning them into furniture or objects.


Didier Triglia : Artist’s studio #3

David Triglia, Perpignan artist, is a self-taught painter and sculptor who has created his own style by mixing genres.

It is by drawing concert posters for his band that he finally got into the visual arts. His first works were displayed in bars and restaurants, before being spotted by an art gallery.

The original works of Triglia are very colorful and happy, between free figuration and pop art. We can find ubiquitous faces forms that arouse some curiosity in an atmosphere that can recall comics. Thus, this contemporary artist offers us an imaginary world with a message of optimism.


Ced Vernay : Artist studio #2

Ced Vernay, artist coming directly from Brazil and recently installed in the European Capital of Culture, presents original works and techniques implemented as pixel.

Ced Vernay works are the result of many hours of work on hundreds of thousands of carefully selected pixels. At the boundary between photography, collage and painting, he shows an original and innovative artistic technique.

Through PIX'CED LAB exhibition, Ced Vernay wishes to present to the public a broad panorama of his latest thinking on today's society, and especially the place of man in this more and more virtual world: "As we must take a step back with artworks, we also have to put some distance with computers. Man is lost in this world and he must keep the same distance. "

The exhibition "PIX'CED LAB" at the New Hotel Of Marseille is finished, but it is still possible to discover the pictures on our Facebook, Pinterest and Flickr pages. 


$Kunk Dog : Artist studio #1

Between the little skunk from cartoon, dog straight out of the New York underground and fresh grass, between culture and punk, between music and visual expression, $kunk Dog made us want colors and urban adventures. Paint pitching between fawn and expressionist, between trash and flash, but never forgetting a touch of glamor.

Behind this name, David Negri from Marseilles, fourty-five years, fan of painters from Marseilles, respectful of his peers and fathers, of painting from Marseilles from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; all of that made him want to paint. Christian Robelin opened him the doors of this art, and his friend Robert Bilbil, photographer with whom he makes music (rock, obviously), who inspires him this glamor which he never quits.

If you have not seen $kunk Dog’s artist's studio at New Hotel Of Marseille, we invite you to discover the pictures on our Facebook, Flickr or Pinterest pages.


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