This piece, with the Eiffel Tower illuminated by floral fireworks and intimately adorned with two snails, is a love letter from Michaël Cailloux to Paris. The artist reminds us how even though the city has been hurt multiple times these past few years, it remains as majestic as ever. This piece is like a snapshot, a joyful postcard to refute and counter the tragic image imposed on the City of Lights. “We are Paris, we are together, we are happy” seem to be exclaimed by these two sensual gastropods. The animal with no animosity appears to be peaceful, soft and a bringer of hope before a cold and hopeless world. The grim and morbid can’t stay any longer; life and only life remains.
Aquatint etching Size 28 x 39 cm Monotype / Unique work Natural white Arche paper
Michaël Cailloux has been passionate about drawing since childhood. Sketching and doodling are second nature to this exceptional artist who graduated from the renown École Duperré School of Designin Paris in 1998. His dissertation was dedicated entirely to the 18th century fly… Further information
Etchings by Michael Cailloux are executed according to conventional art techniques: the copper plate is sculpted with a fret saw then worked with an etching needle; ferric chloride is used for the bite while an aquatint process produces the tonal effects… All works exhibit an embossed interplay and sober colors. Impressions in series limited to a maximum of 4 copies… Further information
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With this metamorphosis, Michaël Cailloux continues his work towards the subconscious, the dream and the passage from life into death. Metamorphosis as its own transformation. Death through desertion of oneself and resurgence to the self in another form. As usual in the artist’s work, the starting point is a hint to its references. Key to the Art Nouveau movement, the theme of metamorphosis here is the beginning of a more personal and dream-like exploration. Aquatint etching
Size 28 x 39 cm
Numbered and limited to 3 copies
Natural white Arche paper
The plants, beasts, fish and insects that populate our countryside have always been an immediate source of inspiration for Michaël Cailloux, and still-life is his favourite theme. Hence his signature, the fly, bringing life where there was none... Drawing on various influences, «Cameo» references the era of Pharaohs and Egypt at its grandest, by putting the first engravings of beetles in jewel form. The beetle was a symbol of rebirth for the dead, and a protective talisman for the living.
"Cameo" - Size L.16,6 x H.18,2 cm - Unique artwork
Michaël Cailloux reappropriates the copper sheets used to print his etchings by working them according to classic jewel making techniques: bow saw, internal and external cutting, embossing and chiseling. Discover Michaël Cailloux's Craft.
Without a doubt, the most bzzzd about wallpaper in history! Here all of Michaël Cailloux's favourite insects are represented in a plethora of colours that bring out the smallest details... A fragment that will imbue with your walls radiance and character.
Wallpaper fragment – 40 X 50 cm
Paper : superior quality matt weave effect wallpaper – 140g/m2
Limited edition : 20 copies
Make no mistake, you stand at the heart of Eden, where God forbade Adam to eat the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil… This silk scarf tempts you to celebrate a feast of colors and forms from the garden itself.