Crash Redaction , Crash Magazine, 10 Dec 2022

Anthony Vaccarello has invited French contemporary artist Laurent Pernot to exhibit his artworks in the Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Paris and Los Angeles. 


Over the past two decades, Laurent Pernot has engaged with experimenting with temporal, poetic, and immersive processes, drawing on literature, poetry, mythology, and beyond to explore and articulate the experiences of time and memory across various media and forms of expression. Highlighted in this dual-city presentation are recent paintings from Pernot’s ‘The Contemplations’ series, inspired by Victor Hugo’s collection of poems by the same name that experimented with the idea of an autobiography in verse. Composed of painted inlaid wood and scraps of natural marble that have been meticulously collaged together, these paintings depict images referencing a wide range of art historical and cultural sources, lending an air of contemplative dreaminess in which disparate geographies, eras, and tempos have been suspended. Spanning works created as early as 2015 to as recent as this year, this show reflects the artist’s persistent concern with notions of man and nature, ephemerality and eternality, memory and oblivion, and history and love.


Saint Laurent Rive Droite introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events,and cultural exchanges. Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversified offer from different creative and design fields, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent. Saint Laurent Rive Droite represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe.


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