In the Atelier Landes, Anaïs develops a work around the know-how of fresco and mosaic in a contemporary aesthetic. It is a plastic laboratory where industrial glass and artisanal glass paste coexist, where lime, marble powder, and sand, mix with pigments and dyes result in unique mixtures. Volumes and paintings designed and produced by the artist seek an animated dialogue with light to immerse the viewer in a unique poetic space.
The Atelier Landes was born from a research around the decor. Anaïs Landes was trained at the ENSAAMA (Higher National School of Arts, Design, and Crafts) in Paris in the crafts of fresco, mosaic, and ceramic. She maintains the desire to associate her skills.
She discovers the different facets of these crafts in the practice of Craftsmanship during various internships: the Heritage, with the restoration of paintings and gildings at Mériguet Carrère, the Manufacture, in the printing of decor workshops at Bernardaud, and Art, with Mary Juge, a raku sculptor. All these experiences around the decor and the decoration led her to wonder about the place of these know-hows in contemporary households during her DSAA (Higher Degree of Arts and Design).At the frontier of techniques and fields of application she seeks to make the décor mobile and shaping the space. The light becomes an essential element of her work, playing with the projection of colors, its grip on bumps, and the possibilities of reflection of surfaces. She shared her research with Sarah Letellier for four years.
They developed a four hand work and they decided to end the collaboration after several exhibitions of their work on the Parisian Contemporary Art Markets.
2010: 2nd prize in group category with Marie Campistron at the International Mosaic Biennial in Chartres.
2011: Selected for the Bernardaud exhibition “The stage is set”.
2015: scholarship in Craft of Art awarded in partnership from the Fondation d’Entreprise de la Banque Populaire.
2016: Anaïs installs her studio in Trentemoult, Loire Atlantique, to develop her own plastic research around the questions: “Eliven the Walls and Shape the Space”
Glass and glass paste
The mosaic works carried out stems from a particular attention paid to the material. Artisanal glass paste offers many variations and irregularities that shape the motif. The texture quality of this material contrasts with industrial glass. Laying it on slices invites light to animate graphic compositions.
The work of lime coatings allows many effects of texture: Mat / gloss, smooth / granular, opacity / opalescence. Recipes are house made from lime, sand, marble powder or talc. These materials allow variations of surfaces that call for touching.