Clock help launch SOLÈNE.art, a virtual art gallery with social impact at its heart
by Robert Arnold
SOLÈNE, a virtual art gallery curated by art dealer and interior designer Solène Boyer, launched in November with its first collection
Founded on the philosophy 'living well with art', Clock helped SOLÈNE to create a website that showcases curated artwork and uses an innovative software tool to enable buyers to visualise any piece of art in their own space before purchasing. Anyone can upload a picture, drag and drop a piece of art into position, and see how the art would look.
The gallery is also launching a foundation dedicated to arts education. The SOLÈNE Foundation has been set up with the aim of ensuring that art addresses the essential messages about beauty, love, nature and animal extinction, so the issues reach a new audience. From each piece of art sold and project undertaken, SOLÈNE, the collaborative galleries and artists, will invest 5% into interactive educational programmes specifically designed for children.
Each piece of the collection is handpicked by founder Solène Boyer and consists of both established and emerging artists.
Solène Boyer adds: "I am a dedicated art lover that believes in the emotional connection with art. Because of the pandemic, it is difficult to engage, and I hope this hybrid gallery will help art lovers with this issue.
I want to ensure that, despite the barriers, the messages that inspired these artists to create works are not lost. This is also the goal of the Foundation, making art more accessible via interactive, multimedia videos aimed at children."
Clock helped SOLÈNE launch the site on the 18th November and the site includes paintings, photography, installations and sculpture from both established and emerging artists including Hideoki Hagiwara, Stephane de Bourgies, Shuster + Moseley, Carolina Mazzolari, and Julian Marshall, with works ranging from £900 to £150,000.