Exhibition Nicolas Lavarenne June-August 2013

Jun 1-Aug 30 2013

La Napoule Art Foundation is welcoming Nicolas Lavarenne for an exhibit in the Château de La Napoule’s gardens. Fifteen scultpures will be displayed in the park. In April, Nicolas Lavarenne was rewarded with the Prix de La Napoule for all his outstanding work.

One of his artworks, “Le Grand Arc-boutant”, has been acquired by the foundation. The bronze sculpture is now displayed on the side of the Saracen Tower.

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Exhibition Steph COP- Wooden ARO

Apr 27 – Jul 1, 2012

Steph Cop is the creator of Imaginary Friends, one of the first French graffiti activists and also the founder of the clothing labels Homecare/Ladysoul and Graphik Dzign. After twelve years dedicated to later he began to create a world based upon toys and built on five major axes (energy, the future, the real, obsession and imagination) with five icons: the Five Imaginary Friends. A sixth axis did not materialise, that of the ‘prisoner’ which showed Steph Cop as a prisoner inside himself. A.R.O. (Obsessional Reflex Analysis and also a representa=on of the word ‘arrow’) is an introspective work that represents his philosophy and is the basis of his process of character design. Today Steph Cop withdraw from Paris, different décor, and same obsessions. Forests replaced the walls. As if to cleansing himself of using harmful materials, Steph has isolated in the forests of the Morvan to recreate Aro. The ARO machined in plastic as become into “Wooden Aro”. Equipped with a heavy chainsaw, the artist carves his pieces in fallen trees full of history, plays with the imperfections of the wood creating majestic forms. A work likes a symbolic haven where the artist is surrounded by his pieces, the « imaginary friends ».

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Exhibition Serge Van de Put

Sep 17 – Nov 10,  2010

The mutation of an everyday object into an art substance.

Serge Van de Put a Belgian artist born in 1958 Antwerp.

During his travels, Serge discovered the ingenuity of Africans who give a second life to tires, an indestructible material they use to make buckets, shoes, etc.

After several years managing his own advertising agency, Serge began having fun with this material and made the portrait of an African. Seduced by the idea of turning an everyday object at the end of it’s life into an art piece, Serge started working seriously and tackled more substantial works.

Under the appearance of a playful work manifests a blend of mastery where nothing is left to chance. Each piece is chosen for its texture, leading to work in a desired movement and breathing a soul into his creations.

Quickly noticed by the world of Art, the artist was represented at exhibitions throughout Europe and his reputation allows him to create more impressive works. In 2009, he made a real-size elephant exhibited at the Venice Biennale, which is now part of the collection of American Art of the “Château de la Napoule Foundation.” In 2012 the Museum Association of the Genoa port acquired a 10-metre long dinosaur on the theme of recycling.

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Le Château de la Napoule est ouvert pendant les vacances d'hiver du samedi 11 au dimanche 26 février de 10h à 17h. Fermeture les lundis. L'intérieur se visite uniquement en visites guidées à 11h30, 14h30 et 15h30. A bientôt ! The Château de la Napoule is open during the winter vacations from Saturday 11th to Sunday 26th February from 10am to 5pm. Closed on Mondays. The interior can only be visited with guided tours at 11:30am, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. See you soon !