07/10/2020 - Asteré invites contemporary artists from diverse disciplines such as sculpture, fashion or design to bring their art to life on another medium, wallpaper.
This new project is curated by Élitis, a French high-end wallpaper editor and designer. As a generous elder sister, Élitis shared 30 years of treasured techniques with Asteré, including traditional printing, screen printing, rotogravure, and digital effects, leading to an impressive panel of processes for the artists to discover.
Another materiality for artwork, vertical and flat, which pursues the scope of the creator’s experimentation.
All the Asteré collections are created by Garance Vallée, Porter Teleo and François Mascarello. 'We spend time with each artist to second hand them in exploring how to transpose their work to the wall, see how to seize the occasion to give it new effects, new tints, new aspects.
On the way, as the artists discover new techniques, challenges to rise to and unthought-of possibilities, we keep stumbling upon innovations and new ideas too. The whole process becomes a common quest!
For instance, it takes a lot of intuition and a fair amount of trial and errors, to find out how to get a golden spark to contrast on light tints, to print with wet on wet natural pigments, to create relief or reveal a shadow… As many occasions to invent incredible effects. To let art lead technique and technique lead art, in a perfect dance.'
Born from a shared sensibility for art and creation, Asteré is the fusion of emotional, aesthetic and technical synergies.
A mix of know-how that emanates from a shared sensibility, Evoking the memory of a material, an inspiration, To embody these emotions on wallpaper and wallcoverings.
An emotion that reveals the soul of an interior And transcends borders, By making our walls the echo of our freedom.
Asteré creates these moments of pure dreamlike beauty, To share a moment of contemplation together.