Tiffany Bouelle is a Franco-Japanese artist based in Paris, France, working with MTArt Agency since 2020. Bouelle’s heritage has inspired her to explore simplicity, melancholy and irregularity as the path towards fulfilment and towards her understanding of beauty and truth. From that, the artist aims to spark conversations around issues that have been ignored for far too long: gender issues, the impact of social media on women, memory disorders. Painting, Japanese watercolour, sculpture, interior objects design, video or performance: these mediums contribute to a multidimensional practise and provide a space to convey her emblematic geometric and colourful universe.
Tiffany’s capacity to translate both personal and collective memories into a deep palette of abstract shapes and colour combinations is also an allusion to precious memories of her childhood and travels. Places that touched her, such as Tokyo; bodies and figures whose emotions are interpreted in a single line and reflected on the beholder. Tiffany Bouelle also draws inspiration from current events and their indirect impact on individuals: the conceptualization of gender and its place in society, the contemporary relationship with memory, shocks, consumerism and industrialization.
Her artistic practice also touches on the fundamentals of wabi-sabi: the beauty of imperfect, impermanent and incomplete things, the allure of simple and humble things. Tiffany also finds meaning in another aspect of wabi-sabi: traditional craftsmanship. This practice embodies the cultural strength and know-how of her two countries of origin, France and Japan.
This admiration, strengthened by the artist’s background as a stylist, reflects in her choice of mediums, textures and colours. All these influences and her passion for architecture and the Bauhaus lead her to connect aesthetics with the useful, design with freedom. Tiffany has always imagined her drawings coming out of the canvas and landing on other surfaces: Khadi fabric, mirror, plexiglass, sculpture, vase, carpet. Each surface and texture turns into a new field of experimentation that sparks Bouelle’s creativity and pushes her towards new techniques.
In 2019, the artist started developing social projects that have also informed her practise. In ‘Rencontres’ (‘Encounters’), Tiffany questions women’s relationship with their bodies and the images they have of themselves. To explore this subject in greater depth, she travels to India to meet women with a different culture and levels of freedom whose personal stories find a universal resonance in the artist’s work. Tiffany visually translates these women’s interior life, sensitivity and repressed thoughts into abstract drawings and performance works. Recently, Bouelle worked with Collab For Love to raise awareness and funds for Fondation des Femmes – an NGO working to eradicate violence against women and in favour of gender equality.
Tiffany Bouelle exhibits her work since 2018 in various galleries and art fairs in Paris and around the world. In addition to the shows, Bouelle works frequently with prestigious fashion and design brands (Moynat LVMH, Babel Brune or Maison Perceé just to name a few) in collaborations that speak to the brand and Tiffany’s values.
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We are incredibly excited to announce that we are collaborating with global luxury e-commerce company Mytheresa to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021! Our relationship with Mytheresa started a few years ago when our founder Marine Tanguy won the “Next Woman Award” supported by the brand’s CEO Michael Kliger. Mytheresa is such an incredible success story of a disrupter in the luxury and fashion world, we are proud to work with a brand who like us, disrupts the traditional world they are in and seeks to have an impact.
At MTArt Agency we support a new generation of women that collect art and fashion from the most inspiring artists and designers. So, to celebrate International Women’s Day, we wanted to feature a few of these women: our founder Marine Tanguy, our artist Tiffany Bouelle, our Patron of the Year Inès Leonarduzzi and our art collector Noëlla Coursaris Musunka. More information here.
After our very successful exhibition “Hope Ratio” in June 2020, we partnered up for the second time with UBP in Monaco and created an exhibition called “A Brave New World” with eight MTArt Agency artists. In June 2020, we partnered up with UBP and exhibited for the first time the work of our artists in UBP’s beautiful space in Monaco on the theme of hope and sustainability. Like last year in 2020, our show addresses key topics that MTArt Agency and its artists feel very passionate about. “A Brave New World” tackles the issues and challenges that our world is facing and how as human beings we interact with these and our environment. Here are a few glimpses of our new exhibition featuring artists Asiko, Andrea Tyrimos, Ben Cullen Williams, Elisa Insua, Jesu Moratiel, Leo Caillard, Shana Wilson, Tiffany Bouelle and Claire Luxton. The exhibition is from January 2021 until August 2021. More information here.
Franco Japanese artist Tiffany Bouelle collaborated with the interior design brand Babel Brune and created stunning home furniture. Inspired by Art in general, each of Babel Brune’s collections comes to life when they meet an artist that inspires them to create and have fun. The brand was moved by Tiffany’s modernity and the passion to transmit emotions through objects, a passion that they both share. The curves on the objects are body fragments of women Tiffany met. The bodies are mixed with everyday objects, this beautiful mix symbolizes the alliance of art and design; a recurrent theme in Tiffany’s works.
Léna Mahfouf, the young woman who is inspiring an entire generation in France, who is the number one bookselling author in France and who embodies positive values such as self-confidence and self-esteem, likes to trust us to make her home more inspiring with the work of our artist Tiffany Bouelle. At MTArt we are proud to see this new generation of women support our artists.
MTArt artists Andrea Tyrimos and Tiffany Bouelle on the cover of Madame Figaro. For the 40th anniversary of the magazine, art curator David-Herve Boutin has selected 26 artists to be exhibited at an exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris, who will also feature on the cover of Madame Figaro. The auction house Artcurial will lead an auction of the works to benefit Togeth’Her. 26 female and male contemporary artists were given carte blanche to design Madame Figaro’s cover page, featuring a portrait of a woman who has played a role in our modern history and who will continue to passionately promote essential causes in the future.
Our artist Tiffany Bouelle created a series of artworks for the new trendy Hôtel Rochechouart, a fully revamped Art Deco historical building in the heart of the 9th arrondissement in Paris.
Tiffany Bouelle collaborated with Moynat on a capsule collection called “Bad Dreams”. The artist gave a makeover to the brand’s iconic Initial canvas bags with illustrations both monstrous and adorable, naif and deep.
Moose Knuckles Canada and Yard invited Tiffany Bouelle to take part in the #MKGAF custom jacket fundraiser, an initiative supporting healthcare professionals around the world in their fight against COVID-19. The artist applied her trademark shapes to create a puzzle-like, all-over print signifying all walks of humanity coming together in solidarity.
“Rencontres” is an artistic and cultural project carried out by Tiffany Bouelle in India, Japan, and France, exploring the way society and women look at their own bodies. The artist produced several series of canvases and drawings, as the final step of a journey that oscillates between performance and documentary research.
Tiffany Bouelle has been invited to exhibit a body of works she created during the confinement at the world renowned St-Petersburg Academy of Arts in Florence.
We put together a hope-themed art exhibition thanks to Sookspaces with curator Mary Ahearn that celebrates the role that art plays into our lives and our hearts. Featuring Delphine Diallo, Tiffany Bouelle, Amber Vittoria, Asiko, Andrea Tyrimos, David Aiu Servan-Schreiber, Claire Luxton and Léo Caillard.
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