“Lime Gum” by Puche in Portland
“Lime Gum” was created specifically for the show as a tribute to Michael Jackson, an iconic figure in the history of contemporary music.
To me, the portrait is formally in harmony with the concept of music. A percussive, organic and fluid drawing through strokes and water, which seeks to find a common ground among all the arts, and more specifically between drawing and music.
The successive layers that make up the sketch, similar to a palimpsest, form a whole reminiscent of the different layers of sound that make up a harmony. From percussion and melody to the counterpoint. The portrait is linked to a musical icon, whose work not only changed the course of music, but also had a visual influence through dance and the strokes that made up each and every one of his moves.
About the “At Face Value” collective exhibition
“At Face Value” opened its doors on 14 July and can be visited until 27 August. The exhibition hosts works by 16 internationally renowned artists and offers a mix of painting, drawing and photography. A selection of portraits focused on figurative works and on the emotional baggage hidden behind them, from an enigmatic expression to a convincing gaze.
The exhibition invites the viewer to reconnect with human nature and to rediscover real faces, maskless and genuinely expressive, without calling them into question or doubting them.
Curator Vincent Maxime Daudin
The exhibition was curated by Vincent Maxime Daudin, a French-born art collector and creative director based in New York, with over 25 years of experience in brand positioning, trend forecasting and product development.
He started working at Christian Lacroix’s Haute Couture studio before joining Peclers Paris, a style consulting agency. He moved to the United States in 1999 to lead the Trend & Concept department at Victoria’s Secret.
In 2018 he founded VMD – Vision Meets Design, a consultancy that combines creativity, commerce, and culture. Vincent believes that success should be defined by our ability to create cultural influence. While guiding international clients, VMD proposes innovative solutions that foster lifestyle evolution, mindful fashion and visionary inspiration.