Photography: Nigel Pacquette
Author: Sinead Cranna
Champagne Jean Boucton is always on the lookout for people who share a passion for craftsmanship, a respect for history, and a desire to innovate. Clarisse D’Arcimoles is one such individual. An artist and photographer, Clarisse studied Set Design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins. She went on to do a postgraduate course in Photography.
Clarisse’s fascination with photography has led to some impressive exhibitions, all of which have a profound sense of history. Forgotten Tale, Clarisse’s last solo show, took place at the Photographer’s Gallery in 2016. The exhibition is typical of Clarisse’s work in that it was centred on a scene from the past. The installation transported the viewer back in time to Spitalfields 1902. Taking her inspiration from a photograph depicting a poverty stricken family of hairbrush makers, Clarisse created a three dimensional experience. The immersive installation invited viewers to step inside the world Clarisse had created. Clarisse’s other recent exhibitions include Women Artists Woman collector, Lloyds club (2014) and Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery (2011.)
Clarisse understands and shares the belief that history is a powerful tool when creating something innovative. Her passion for what she creates means that every detail matters. Much like Jean Boucton Champagne, Clarisse pores over the tiniest of details. Inspired by her roots and values, she shares an affinity with Jean Boucton Champagne.
We are very excited to be collaborating with Clarisse.