#CARVENSEENBY Adrien Pelletier

For its Advent Calendar, Carven gave carte blanche to 20 artists, each of whom was asked to revisit a key item in the 2018 cruise collection.To revisit his « Twin » messenger bag, Serge Ruffieux commissioned Adrien Pelletier, an artist famous for his sensual paintings. Who are you ?
I am French, I am 36 years old and I am the artistic director of Grazia magazine. I studied in London, at Central Saint Martin's and the Royal College of Art. I started painting again only two years ago. It's a playground for me, an opportunity to chat with the person I'm portraying, and also a way to travel. I quickly and instinctively paint on gouache paper, on small formats that I can carry everywhere with me. Painting makes me happy.
What does this pre-Christmas period mean to you ?
I really like Christmas preparation, more than Christmas itself. I like spending time with family or friends to make decorations. In my family, we dress up for Christmas and we do a kind of scenography.
What would be your ultimate artistic dream for the year 2018 ?
I would like to go to a tiny island in Japan and paint its inhabitants!

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#CARVENSEENBY Adrien Pelletier

For its Advent Calendar, Carven gave carte blanche to 20 artists, each of whom was asked to revisit a key item in the 2018 cruise collection.To revisit his « Twin » messenger bag, Serge Ruffieux commissioned Adrien Pelletier, an artist famous for his sensual paintings. Who are you ?
I am French, I am 36 years old and I am the artistic director of Grazia magazine. I studied in London, at Central Saint Martin's and the Royal College of Art. I started painting again only two years ago. It's a playground for me, an opportunity to chat with the person I'm portraying, and also a way to travel. I quickly and instinctively paint on gouache paper, on small formats that I can carry everywhere with me. Painting makes me happy.
What does this pre-Christmas period mean to you ?
I really like Christmas preparation, more than Christmas itself. I like spending time with family or friends to make decorations. In my family, we dress up for Christmas and we do a kind of scenography.
What would be your ultimate artistic dream for the year 2018 ?
I would like to go to a tiny island in Japan and paint its inhabitants!