The House of Champagne Perrier-Jouët Announces

The Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize Winner 2015:

Marcin Rusak at

Rosewood London

Champagne Perrier-Jouët is proud to announce the winner of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize 2015, Marcin Rusak. Marcin is a multidisciplinary designer and artist interested in ideas of value, ephemerality and aesthetics who was selected by the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon members, from a shortlist of 10 candidates for his fulfilment of the criteria:

“To evoke a contemporary interpretation of the ethos of the Champagne House Perrier-Jouët, reflecting its Art Nouveau heritage*, with work inspired by natural forms and organic structures.”

 Specialising in storytelling, process and material investigation Marcin’s work often incorporates research, object and installation as well as visual creations to explore overlooked details of our lives when recreated and reimagined are shown again in a different light.

Marcin said, “It is an honour to be selected for the inspiring Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize. I am thrilled that my work has been appreciated by the valued members of the Salon who are from a diverse creative community. It is an incredible opportunity to further develop my ideas and techniques with the kind support of the grant and present new work to the greater public.”

The prize will include:

  • £10,000 grant to support his development
  • An exhibition of his work at Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • Trip to Perrier-Jouët Maison Belle Époque, Epernay, France, which houses one of the largest private collection of Art Nouveau works in Europe

 The Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon, made up of 20 of the UK’s foremost creative influencers, is now in its third year. This year, multi-award-winning international stage designer, Es Devlin and director of Craft Space, Deirdre Figueiredo have been welcomed onto the panel of leaders in the fields of Applied Arts and Craft and took part in the lively debate about the nominees last night at Rosewood London, an ultra-luxury hotel located moments from Covent Garden.

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The members of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon:

Chair 2015: Nancy Durrant – Art Writer The Times, Peter Aspden – Arts Writer Financial Times, Tord Boontje –Artist, Claire Brewster – Artist, Louisa Buck – Arts Writer The Art Newspaper, Tony Chambers – Editor-in-Chief Wallpaper*, Claire Coles – Artist, Es Devlin  – International Stage Designer, Nicole Farhi – Fashion Designer, Deirdre Figueiredo – Director of Craftspace, Rosy Greenlees – Executive Director The Crafts Council, Harry Handelsman – Art Collector, Jo Hooper – Group Product Director LK Bennett, Hitomi Hosono – Artist & 2013 Prize Winner, Ann Jones -Arts Consultant, Stephen Jones – Milliner, Clare Lilley – Director Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Kate MccGwire –Artist, Michael Morris – Director Art Angel, Julia Royse – Curator and Art Advisor.

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Axelle De Buffevent, Brand Style Director for Perrier-Jouët said, “We are pleased to announce Marcin Rusak as the winner of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize 2015, and are proud to encourage the development of his career, continuing the House of Perrier-Jouët’s history of support for emerging artists. Marcin’s works are truly representative of the Art Nouveau ethos of House, which like the iconic Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque anemone motif, designed in 1902 by Emile Gallé, interpret the beauty of nature in a thoughtful and engaging way.”

 Marcin Rusak’s solo exhibition will launch to the public on 25 June 2015 at Contemporary Applied Arts, London and will run until 1 August 2015.

Visitors of the exhibition will be able to admire Marcin Rusak’s exhibition as well as the existing collection of fine craft within Contemporary Applied Arts.

Contemporary Applied Arts is London’s original multi-disciplinary applied arts gallery which champions and promotes only the very best of British craft. It is a unique membership organisation. Members range from well-established artist makers to recent graduates from leading applied arts courses. Their work is showcased in the gallery and exhibition space in Southwark Street in the vibrant area of Bankside.

* The Art Nouveau movement was a response to the radical changes caused by the rapid urban growth and technological advances that followed the Industrial Revolution. The movement was an international philosophy and style of Art, Architecture and Applied Art —especially the Decorative Arts—that were most popular during 1890–1910. The period was concerned with transforming the mundane of everyday life into something beautiful. Although it was brief, it was a period which dared to break boundaries by celebrating a return to nature as an antidote to the effects of industrialisation.

 Contemporary Applied Arts

89 Southwark Street

London SE1 0HX

Bankside

www.caa.org.uk

@caagallery