Reconstruction(s) / UNHCR
Painting commission / september 2022
“Survivors of gender-based violence are often unseen, but they have a story to tell.”
UNHCR with the European Union commisionned Sébastien Bouchard to work on two paintings to illustrate the campaign to prevent, mitigate + respond to gender-based violence.
two 90x90cm acryling paintings on canvas : “Reconstruction & Reconstruction II
Gate tectonics / (F)utiles
tryptic door painting / La Montagne, France, 2022
Invited by the association (F)utiles to create an exterior painting for the Loire by bike route, Sébastien Bouchard offers a triptych of painted doors, where 3 faces respond to each other: Asia, Africa and Europe seem to welcome the walker in complete serenity.
OctopusGirl / Galerie Jumble
Wall art in ephemeral exhibition / Lorient, France, july 2022
Invited to Lorient, city of sailors and sailboats, by the Jumble Gallery to paint in a place destined to be destroyed, Sébastien Bouchard wanted to intervene on a brick wall and paint a revisited Octopus, like an echo of the world of the sea if close to the place. A few weeks earlier the artist had pasted many paintings on the walls of the city.
L’Icone, / Echo Festival
Wall art painting collaboration with Tanala / Le Loroux Bottereau, France, 2022
The Echo Festival was born from the desire to take advantage of the exceptional setting of the former Loroux Bottereau hospital to invite artists to take over the premises. More than thirty local artists and collectives participated via graffiti, painting, stencil, collage, volume creation or screen printing.
By a happy coincidence, this maternity is also the birthplace of Sébastien Bouchard who create with Tanala a new version of asian madona, with bizantin and natural attributs.
Murals, “Corps Célestes” collective exhibition / Arty Show, La Ligue Contre le Cancer
Wall art painting / Nantes, France, 2022
For this collective exhibition in a former chocolate factory in Nantes, Sébastien Bouchard was in charge of the artistic direction and also a guest artist. On the walls, the works invite elevation through dance, through the gaze, and through the intention of the characters Exhibition organized by the Arty Show agency for the benefit of the League against Cancer.
Journées du Patrimoine / Feydeau Collective
Painting paste up Ile Feydeau / Nantes, France, 2021
The collective of inhabitants of Feydeau Island, an historic district of Nantes with a heritage linked to the Atlantic triangular trade, invited Sébastien Bouchard during the event “Les Journées du Patrimoine” to create his collages of paintings in the courtyards and on the walls of buildings.
Operation Colombes / Médecins du Monde
Wall art / 2021, Nantes France
To mark the 35th anniversary of its presence, the organization has chosen an artist, in each city where it is present, to create a fresco inspired by the dove, the emblem of Médecins du Monde. In Nantes, it’s the artist Sébastien Bouchard, known for his urban and committed works, who imagined and painted a work around a sub-Saharan face and a bird’s wing.
Medium / Murs-Mur
Wall art / september 2021, rue des olivettes, Nantes, France
Commissioned by the owner of a former upholsterer’s workshop converted into an office, Sébastien Bouchard and LLoeil created wall art “Medium”, a colorful contemporary nod to “La Florentine” by Flandrin, a painting kept at the Nantes art museum.
FlowerPower / particular order
september 2020, Boju street, Trentemoult, France
in a former home to fisherman and Cape Horners, Trentemoult is a colorfull village where urban art is growing each year. Sébastien Bouchard was commisioned by the owner of this house to create a wall art who remind us the connection between human and nature.
Higher / Golden Age
Nantes, september 2020
In a former convent of nuns, intended to be renovated to become a shared apartment for seniors, Sébastien Bouchard was invited in residence to create an immersive work in entire room. Entitled “Higher” the work evokes in turn, mystical ecstasy, spatial conquest and animist devotions.
technics : painting, fabrics, modeling
Urban voices / Alliance Française
workshop & Artshow, Ziguinchor, Sénégal
At the invitation of the Alliance Française of Zinguinchor, Casamance, Sébastien Bouchard led a workshop on artistic practice in an urban environment : techniques, concepts, challenges. intended for an audience of amateur and professional artists.
In parallel, an exhibition of the artist’s works was organized
Abysses & Rivages / Alliance Francaise
paste up paintings & Exhibition / Banjul, Gambia, 2018
invited by the Alliance Française of Banjul to present an exhibition of paintings, Sébastien Bouchard intervened in parallel in the streets of the capital and in the villages of Gambia by pasting a series of paintings.
Revelation(s)* / French Institute of Nouakchott + Zein Gallery
painting Exhibition & Visual art workshop / Nouakchott, Mauritania, 2016
At the invitation of the French Institue of Nouakchott, Sébastien Bouchard led a workshop on selportrait subject intended for an audience of professional artists.
In parallel, an exhibition of the artist’s works was organized in Zein Gallery