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.


BELOW IS A SAMPLING OF RECENT JDCO COLLABORATIONS AND PROJECTS IN THE ART WORLD.

WANG SHISUN / NEW GALLERY


ZHAO ZHAO / STOCKHOLM


WANG YUYANG / LONDON


HIQUILY / DESHYQUILIBRE MONACO


XAVIER VEILHAN / RAL 5015 / 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.TIONS—IN CITIES, PARKS OR HOUSES—ALWAYS PRIZE THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF ART AND QUESTIONS OUR PERCEPTIONS.

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 INTERVEN