a time where the individual can feel more and more like a number, I
like to go towards others and meet them in their individuality. So I
wish to visit and meet the commissioner, to understand him/her better
and create the artwork that will respond to his/her needs.
The original art idea will take birth in this encounter. It is then
the creation process that will allow the idea to blossom to its fullest
For me there is undoubtedly a subtle psychological component at play
in the case of commissions. The art work is meant not only to please
the eye and the heart of the commissioner, but somehow to respond at
a deeper level to an identity need which cannot be expressed through
rationality alone, but definitely through art.
In the case of a corporation, art can enhance the corporate identity,
which is somehow even more elusive than for a physical person. Not only
does it energize the work environment, it helps shape the vision of
the corporation, both internally and to the outside world. Having myself
been in the corporate world for 14 years, I know how to translate artistically
a corporate identity: not only what it is today but what it aspires
HOW TO COMMISSION AN ARTWORK?
1. ONE-ON-CONTACT: preliminary introduction to my work is made
via Internet and then a studio visit.
2. ON PREMISE VISIT: whenever feasible, I visit the environment where
the artwork is meant to be displayed. It allows me to learn more about
the lifestyle and personality of the commissioner, in addition to practical
issues (such as space).
3. COLLABORATIVE PROCESS WITH THE COMMISSIONER: we discuss needs and
ideas, what the commissioner is attracted to both visually and conceptually.
4. TAILORED-MADE PROPOSAL: The personality of the commissioner and his
environment inspire me an artwork in response to the needs I feel, whether
they are clearly articulated or not.
submit a proposal including: concept, size, shapes, color theme, technique,
price and time frame.
PAYMENT at DELIVERY/ INSTALLATION ONLY: I ask for a 20% deposit when
the making of the artwork is launched.
in the LOOP of the CREATIVE PROCESS: I keep the commissioner informed
as the artwork progresses. I will also document the steps of the artwork
through pictures, to be given at the end to the commissioner.
7. A NOURISHING EXPERIENCE: I enjoy working each time on a different
project and I believe the experience is fulfilling both from the artist
perspective and the commissioner point of view. Art is a continuing
invention and each experience is a new one.