Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. Ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.
In our latest episode, LA-based French painter Claire Tabouret discusses exploring a new territory of creation within the constraints of the bag’s frame through her captivating hallmark fusion of classical, romantic and hypermodern references. On the artist’s creations, a Degas-like dance scene is offset with faux fur and a glow-in-the-dark handle and charms, while her playful self-portrait as a vampire with a blood-stained mouth has dark undertones, with the mysterious, floatingquality of her paintings and expressive brushstrokes transposed onto the bags. “The image of a vampire is your way of thinking about the creation process, being a sponge, absorbing everything around you. It has a slightly dangerous aspect,” says the artist.
Recalling Fauvist painters like Henri Matisse and André Derain, Tabouret’s signature clashing of natural and synthetic shades comesthrough in the contrast of Impressionist tones with touches of acid green and citrine yellow.
Tune into this fascinating episode to learn more about the parallels between Tabouret’s Dior Lady Art journey and her own approach to painting, as well as her growing appetite for creating wearable art.
Discover Claire Tabouret’s creations :https://youtu.be/j1uHnrhf-wU