The essence of color
Destree x Ben Arpea
Ben Arpéa is the guest of Maison DESTREE, which is unveiling a capsule collection infused with the painter's dreamlike and colorful universe on this occasion.
Through DESTREE, designer Géraldine Guyot develops a Parisian allure, with a graphic and structured aesthetic, nourished by the influences of masters of contemporary art.
On his side, French artist Ben Arpéa makes waves with his paintings, oscillating between semi-figurative and abstract expressionism, where color dominates brilliantly. The modernity with which he revisits the key theme of still life has seduced critics. Ben Arpéa regularly collaborates with galleries and has been invited several times to exhibit his work at leading fairs, notably in Los Angeles, Dubai, and Miami.
For this collaboration, Géraldine Guyot and Ben Arpéa have chosen patterns characteristic of the artist's pictorial language, resulting in two exclusive prints. If the first is a nod to his still lifes, the second evokes his minimalist canvases with geometric influences, inspired by the patterns of old tablecloths.
« DESTREE is the ideal brand to create a bridge between the world of art and fashion. The attention Géraldine pays to materials resonates with my work on color, often treated in vivid, finely textured blocks. Moreover, depending on the visual and tactile effect sought, we have opted for printing for some patterns, and embroidery for others, » explains artist Ben Arpéa.
The collaboration taps into unique strengths from both sides. Guyot's attention to material aligns well with your innovative approaches to color and texture. Moreover, given your reputation for defying classic motifs and reinterpreting them through a contemporary lens, this collaboration could set new standards for how art and fashion can synergize.