This was Coco Davez’s first animation project. It was comissioned by
CHANEL to create animations for the Story of Gabrielle, CHANEL’s new perfume.
Then it was published in VOGUE Spain.
Colour plays a significant role in her work, the vibrant clash of acrylics punctuated by crisp lines. It’s perhaps little surprise, then, that her practice has been heavily inspired by both Fauvism as well as pop art. Coco encountered her own artistic trademark inadvertently: she was once working on a painting of Patti Smith but, when she wasn’t satisfied with the facial features, she painted over them so that she could start again – and realised Smith’s identity was still recognisable.