The Othoniel Studio
Jean-Michel Othoniel's activity brings together exhibitions in major contemporary art museums around the world, shows in galleries and at international art fairs, and site-specific commissions, both public and private. With the support of the efficient Othoniel Studio team, the artist carefully monitors each step in the creation of his works, no matter how complex or monumental.
Using his watercolours and sketches as a guide, his technical directors create each component of his works, producing each element, managing relationships with contractors and following each step in the creative process. Set up as an agency, Othoniel Studio is equipped to meet the art-world's demands. Managers handle correspondence with museums, organize shipping and play a key role in mounting exhibitions the world over. Extensive archives are also prepared and managed, with each artwork is carefully documented. The ten-person team also systematically handles contracts and prepare dossiers for public commissions.
Located on rue de la Perle in Paris' Marais district overlooking the Picasso Museum, the studio is not only a place of artistic creation but a meeting place for art-world colleagues and collaborators. Curators, collectors and journalists gather to discuss current projects or elaborate future plans.
Jean-Michel Othoniel’s studio is multifaceted. At 18 rue de la Perle, each step of a particular project comes to fruition, from the watercolour sketches the artist makes each morning before the team arrives, to modeling and three-dimensional plans. The artworks themselves are produced in various production studios, from elements in iron and metalwork to blown glass. Jean-Michel Othoniel’s studio is also a transportable creative venue; the artist travels frequently, searching for new ideas to nourish his imagination.