Nicolas Party: Cafe Party 2017
Jupiter Artland Foundation is delighted to present Café Party, by Swiss artist Nicolas Party (b. 1980, Lausanne. Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium).
For Café Party, Nicolas has transformed the newly extended restaurant building, with a decorative wall painting, hand painted tables, custom designed furniture, servery and screen printed crockery. Party’s work examines classical genres and motifs explored throughout art history and painting such as still life and portraiture as well as how these are presented. The expansive mural acts as a framing device and a fantastical stage set for a series of pastel compositions delivered in Party’s unique aesthetic language.
The wall murals also tie to the artist interest in art history which are often executed in styles that retaining parameters by honouring traditional processes and materials. Recently this has expanded into the use of trompe l’oiel which is used throughout Café Party in the malachite surfaces.
Through Party’s distinctive paintings and drawings Café Party directly responds to the surrounding woodland of Jupiter Artland, borrowing imagery from the landscape to furnish the restaurant and the vibrancy of the collection is celebrated in the vivid colour palette. Patterns repeat throughout with tropical shrubbery that line the foreground, whilst clashing skinny twigs and wall climbers reach for the light overall producing a fantastical, almost psychedelic scene.