20, 21 & 22 september 2019Fondation d'entreprise Martell

European Heritage Days 2019

Samplerman Guided tours / Workshops / Meeting

Press release - Upcoming at the Foundation (FR)

On the occasion of the 2019 European Heritage Days, the Fondation d’entreprise Martell will honor the artist Samplerman with his exhibition Samplerman!. Meeting with the artist, comic book creation workshops and recounted tours of the Foundation will be on the agenda for these three days, Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019.

ESIS Prize 2019 (European School Superior of the Image of Angoulême) rewarded by the Fondation d’entreprise Martell of up to 1 500 €, Yvan Guillo alias Samplerman is a virtuoso figure of an alternative comic strip.


This prize, presented as part of the 46th edition of the Angoulême Comic Strip Festival in January 2019, allowed the artist to benefit from an exhibition in the EESI canopy until March 2019 and another exhibition in Cognac.


For the Foundation, he has created a series of compositions from scans of old American comics that adorn the stained glass windows of this new emblematic building in the city of Cognac. Yvan Guillo sample, as a musician. He takes samples, makes a bank of images, then cuts, duplicates, modifies, assembles, and creates new compositions. He exploits in its prolific production the (almost) infinite possibilities of digital collage: multiplication, distortions, metamorphoses, iterations, etc.


On the occasion of the European Heritage Days 2019, the Fondation d’entreprise Martell is putting this installation in the spotlight.


The Foundation will open on special hours for the European Heritage Days:
Friday, 20th September: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, 21st September: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday, 22nd September: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm


On the agenda:

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Come to meet the artist and discover his works for the inauguration of this new exhibition. What were his inspirations, how does he realize his collages …?
His work and his exhibition at the Foundation will have no secrets for you!

Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd September 2019 / 3pm

Samplerman will introduce children and teenagers to the Ninth Art at a workshop, they can create comic strips.
The workshop will be followed by a snack provided by Biocoop.
Open to all public from 8 years, free on reservation (20 participants maximum), lasting about 1h30.

Friday 20th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd September 2019 / 5.30pm

The Foundation will offer a free narrated visit at 5.30pm every day of the EHD.