The "ONE" Focus
The ONE Focus Section shows a Fine Selection of Artists
that The ONE Museum actively Follows & Supports.
They will obviously be part of our upcoming solo exhibition program.
The high quality of their work and their artistic integrity make them among the best Artists in their discipline.
They are by no means content to tirelessly repeat what Art has already given in the course of its history,
they all have an true story to tell, with their own words, with their own way, but always with an authentic emotion,
they don't lie.
We strongly encourage you to show them all the Love they deserve.
Jean David Nkot
Born in Douala (Cameroon) – where he currently lives and works – Jean-David Nkot is the laureate of several artistic distinctions (Best Sculptor, Best Installation and Best Painter).
“Captivated by the impact of the violence, of indifference and the passivity of the international community and governments on the circumstances of victims in the world, the human body and territories are key subject matters around which the artist centres his works and artistic approach.
Giant post stamps – which constitute a bulk of his creations – interrogate and raise awareness by exploring and exposing faces submerged by inscriptions of the names of weapons of war. Like these postal stamps, the artist’s works act as a vehicle to address victims marked by the violence of indifference which characterizes the complicit face of the world.
Leveraging cartographic techniques, the artist interrogates the representation of the body and its territories in his recent works, placing emphasis on how this intermingles with its surrounding but also questioned its place in society. Far from drawing the attention of the onlooker to the identity of the person represented, the artist highlights rather – in the ways of Zhang Dali, Francis Bacon and Jenny Saville – the expressions of the turmoil inhabiting "his" characters.”
Hardijanto Budiman aka. Hardibudi, is a Visual artist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photography is for him the best media to express his passion in Art.
He doesn't classify himself as 'pure' Photographer. His works are like the Journey of his life. It is all about the expression of Imagination, Emotion and Experiences of his life.
His favorite genre is Conceptual and Contemporary Photography.
He also loves anything related to Surreal World. That's why a lot of his artworks are strongly influenced with a Surreal touch.
He has won multiple International Awards Winner, more than 200 Awards from many Prestige Photography events around the Globe.
1925 - 2011
The child who is already « crazy about textures» at six years of age in the manner in which he selects the sand pebbles to rearrange them better, immediately looks for the balance on the canvas when he begins to paint.
If he happens to try hastily to fix the profile of a table neighbor who caught his eye, he doesn’t hesitate to use a piece of the paper tablecloth on which he eats lunch. Elsewhere, amazed by the beauty of a landscape at noontime, he borrows from the restaurant owner, a felt pencil, to indicate, without losing one second, the essential lines of the view. He will tip a paper napkin in his black coffee to get the very beautiful earth tones that he integrates in the first idea for a canvas painting. The rest would come later in his studio…
...As for me, I felt a sensation of fullness, more or less the one that I often felt before a VERMEER of DELFT while discovering the imponderable light that detached itself from such a picture.
To reach this point, PODEVIN explains how in any case, he must fight to get a perfect understanding between space and volume. But, not more than anyone else, can he analyses with precision this mysterious power that we call « Light « and that pervades every instant of our visual existence…
René BAROTTE - Art Critic
I ignore if he believes « in something «, but I know that PODEVIN can see very far.
Roger BOUILLOT - Art Critic