Jean-Michel Othoniel : Artist’s workshop

Documentary series “Artist‘s Workshop” for MUSEUM – 16x13minutes

Director : François Combin
Production : Urubu Films
Artist : Jean-Michel Othoniel
Diffusion : Museum TV

From drawing to sculpture, from installation to photography, from writing to performance, Jean-Michel Othoniel has, since the late 1980s, invented a universe with multiple contours. First exploring materials with reversible qualities such as sulphur or wax, he has been using glass since 1993. His works now take on an architectural dimension and willingly meet gardens or historical sites through public or private commissions all over the world.

Behind every work of art lies a story of inspiration, techniques, doubts and mistakes… The Artist’s Workshop series shows the hidden side of this creative work. Each episode invites you to the workshop of a contemporary creator. Emerging or experienced artists, they testify to their way of working, on the spot, in front of a blank canvas or a work that is ending.

What if the artists’ studios were already works of art? The Artist’s workshop program reveals part of their approach, their life and their working methods that we discover by spending a few hours with the artists. It is a rather spontaneous meeting around a work in progress. Tania Mouraud, Elias Crespin, Gregor Hildebrandt, Johan Creten, Lionel Estève, Myriam Mechita, Jean-Michel Othoniel and others have already received us.