Artist Rashid Al Khalifa's recent series Les Roses de Bagatelle opens at Guerlain, 68 Champs-Élysées, FR-75008 PARIS on 5 May 2018 at 10:30am. The exhibition shall remain open until 8 June 2018.
Inspired by the history of the Château de Bagatelle and the allure of the gardens that surround it, Rashid Al Khalifa's most recent series was created as an homage to Guerlain whose scent "Le Jardin de Bagatelle' took inspiration from the same park when it was crafted in 1983.
A continuation from the iconic convex form takes precedence as the foundation of Rashid's work, each piece in these series employ delicate and intricately crafted aluminum flowers onto the curved, matte-enameled surface, in patterns. The resulting symmetrical compositions further demonstrate Rashid's desire to formulate statements on minimalism, purity and balance, this time including natural representations of roses upon the foreground.
Interestingly, each work is distinguishable by their pattern, or by the number of roses that adorn their surface. Yet this number is not an indication of the authority of an individual piece, just as a single rose holds no less value than a bouquet of roses - its value is dependent on the context within which it is presented.
"We are thrilled to collaborate with Rashid Al Khalifa, whose work we have admired for some time now. Guerlain values collaborations with the creative and is aware of the benefit not only in inspiring others but also in enabling our brand to be envisioned by respected and renowned artists such as Rashid Al Khalifa" said Guerlain.