Video of the session
About the works
Since 1996, Jonathan Delachaux has been painting the daily life of three imaginary characters: Vassili, Johan and Naïma. Several hundred photo-realistic paintings retrace the adventures of these three articulated wooden and plasticine puppets. In 2014, Vassili dies. Naïma gives birth to Malkos, an indigo child. She meets Arthur, a Cyclops from Tchan-Zâca, a city located in an archipelago of floating islands, a city adrift... If the first half of Delachaux's work consisted in bringing imaginary characters to life through painting, the second half will consist in making a fictional city exist.
The series of workshops/masterclasses Breaking Patterns is organized and moderated by Bernard Vienat director of art-werk and is supported by Pro Helvetia in the frame of their Program Close Distance and Oertli Stiftung.