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WE HAVE A PASSION FOR MOUNTAINS AND EXPLORING THE SEVEN CONTINENTS. JOHN DODELANDE HAS BEEN SCALING THEM FOR YEARS. WHETHER IT’S CARSTENSZ PYRAMID IN INDONESIA, THE DAMAND VOLCANO IN IRAN, THE MOUNT SIDLEY IN ANTARTICA OR OJOS DEL SALADOS (6900M) IN PATAGONIA, HE HAS BEEN TO THE TOP.

BUT WHY GO TO ALL THE TROUBLE? WHY NOT SIT BACK IN THE COMFORT OF ONE’S OWN HOME AND LEAF THROUGH A PICTURE BOOK?

FOR THE VIEW. THAT’S WHY. AS ANY ARTIST WILL TELL YOU, THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SEEING WITH THE NAKED EYE.

WE HAS SEEN FROM ATOP SOME OF THESE PEAKS? REMARKABLE LANDSCAPES, TO BE SURE, BUT ALSO THE EMERGENCE IN FORCE OF A PART OF THE WORLD THAT THE WEST HAS LONG DISCOUNTED. ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS LONG KNOWN FOR THE QUIET BEAUTY OF STILLNESS, FOR THE VIRTUE OF SIMPLICITY, FOR THE FOCUSING OF VASTNESS IN A MERE POINT OR LINE, ARE EMERGING TODAY FROM THEIR MEDITATIVE SPLENDOUR. THE OLD POWER OF BOLD STROKES LIVES ON, BUT WITH A STARTLING DASH OF COLOUR.

WE BELIEVE WE HAVE GLIMPSED THE MOST INTERESTING, MOST VALUABLE WORK OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.

COLLECTION

A NEW GENERATION OF CHINESE ARTISTS, ARTISTS WHO DID NOT GROW UP UNDER THE SHADOW OF MAO TSE TUNG. THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION IS NOT THEIR CULTURAL TOUCHSTONE, THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS NOT THE SOURCE OF THEIR POLITICS, AND, INDEED, CHINA IS NOT NECESSARILY THEIR FOCUS. THESE ARTISTS ARE GLOBAL IN THEIR THINKING, GLOBAL IN THEIR MOTIVATION. THEY ARE MOVED BY HUMANITY, TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY. THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH THE TRUE WHEELS OF THE WORLD'S ECONOMICS. THEY TRAVEL, THEY DRIVE BUSINESS.

Shang Yixin
China

Wang Yuyang
China

Wang Guangle
China

Xie Molin
China

Xu Qu
China

Zhao Yao
China

Zhao Zhao
China

Zhou Yilun
China


DELIVERED PROJECTS

Below is a sampling of recent JDCO collaborations and projects in the art world. As always with JDCO, there is a conscious mixture of art and industry, art and service, art and entrepreneurship. After all, some lines are meant to be erased.

HIQUILY DESHYQUILIBRE AUCTION MONACO

Client : Hennessy, LVMH featuring Tefaf Maastricht

IN 2011 JDCO SERVED AS CONSULTANCY AND SUPPLIER FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS TETAF FAIR, IN MAASTRICHT, STAFFING THE STAND HONOURING RENOWNED ARTIST ARIK LEVY AND HANDLING THE LOGISTICS OF THE COLLECTORS’ DINNER THAT BROUGHT THE EVENT TO A CLOSE.

Client : Group Simon featuring JC de castelbajac

WITH ITS MANDATE TO SEEK OUT BOLD ARTISTS TO CREATE AN ORIGINAL BOAT, JDCO GAVE “CARTE BLANCHE” TO FASHION DESIGNER JEANCHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC. THE RESULT IS THE ARKONA 45’POP CRUISER, NOW IN PRODUCTION.

XAVIER VEILHAN RAL 5015 - FRANCE - MONACO - ARTCURIAL

XAVIER VEILHAN RAL SKY BLU - Spain - Ibiza

JDCO, PROMOTER AND PRODUCER OF THE FIRST BOAT DESIGNED AND CREATED BY THE ARTIST, INVESTED IN PROJECT PRODUCTION WITH PARTNER PHILIPPE GELLMAN, COFOUNDER OF BOURSORAMA.COM.

ONE OF THE RESULTING BOATS HAS BEEN PURCHASED AT AUCTION IN MONACO BY A PRIVATE INVESTOR, A SECOND HAS BEEN SOLD IN IBIZA, AND THREE OTHERS ARE ON THE MARKET.

BORN IN 1963, FRENCH ARTIST XAVIER VEILHAN LIVES AND WORKS IN PARIS. A 2009 EXHIBITION OF HIS WORK AT THE CHÄTEAU VERSAILLES (VEILHAN VERSAILLES) LAUNCHED HIM ON AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER. SINCE THE LATE 1980S VEILHAN HAS BEEN DEVELOPING, IN THE TRUE SENSE OF THE TERM, A MULTIPLE-MEDIA APPROACH, BLENDING SCULPTURE, PAINTING, AND ENVIRONMENT, DISPLAYED THROUGH VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY WHILE INHABITING THE VAST SPACE BETWEEN FORMAL CLASSICISM AND HIGH TECHNOLOGY. FOR VEILHAN, ART IS ‘A VISUAL TOOL THROUGH WHICH TO OBSERVE AND COMPREHEND OUR PAST, OUR PRESENT AND OUR FUTURE’. THE CONCEPT OF PRESENTATION LIES AT THE HEART OF HIS APPROACH, AND ONE OF HIS PREFERRED MODES OF PRESENTATION IS THE WALK: VEILHAN AT HATFIELD: THE WALK (2012), LIFE FRAMES (ARCHITECTONES, 2012). HIS IN-SITU INTERVENTIONS—IN CITIES, PARKS OR HOUSES—ALWAYS PRIZE THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF ART AND QUESTIONS OUR PERCEPTIONS.