Philippe Charles Jacquet
Artist Book Branding and Design
Project 13 is very excited to have played a role in the highly anticipated release of Philippe Charles Jacquet’s first book, Entre Deux Mondes (Between Two Worlds), in conjunction with the artist’s solo exhibition at Axelle Fine Arts, New York.
Jacquet left his original career as an architect less than a decade ago to pursue painting full-time and since then, his venture into the art world has been consistently marked by sold-out shows and exceptional praise from the public and press alike. Over the past few years, as his body of work and number of admirers have grown, the demand for a book of this nature has been rapidly building. Axelle is thrilled to be involved in its publication.
The book, designed by Project 13, includes high quality color reproductions of select works from Jacquet’s entire career, including many pieces from his all-new 2013 collection.
Entre Deux Mondes opens with an eloquent commentary by Patricia Larcher complimented by several photographs of the artist’s studio and the stunning French landscapes that surround it. Just as Jacquet’s paintings offer insight into his imagination, Larcher’s text offers a glimpse into Jacquet’s reality. She describes intimate details of his atmospheric studio and reveals specifics of his technical process. She offers vivid descriptions of the Rance Valley in Brittany, which has inspired much of Jacquet’s work. She sheds light on the title of the exhibition, Entre Deux Mondes, and suggests various worlds he may be referencing: reality and fantasy, land and water, childhood and adulthood. She does all of this in poetic prose- an art form of its own. Following Larcher’s introduction, the book offers full-page images, organized thematically, from Jacquet’s expansive body of work. The coloration of the reproduced images is almost identical to the original oil on board pieces; this feature is particularly important for Jacquet’s magnificently colored twilight works.