Riad Jardin Secret is a creative Riad.
We welcome artists in residence throughout the year and consider applications spanning all creative spheres.
The Riad is a place of reflection and creation with the main objective of this residency being to allow artists to develop new ideas.
Inès Longevial (b. 1990) is a painter working in Paris. Originally from the South West of France, the Spanish influence is one of the keys to understanding her work which embodies the spirit of such masters as Pablo Picasso and Pedro Almodovar.
She started drawing and painting at a very young age and studied at an Applied Arts high school, before obtaining her Diploma in Applied Arts. Her paintings in oil, simultaneously tender and strong, concentrate on two principal themes: femininity and nature. Using parts of the body, face, and skin color, her art developed a novel and sensual body image in which women can be round and their skin can be different shades and colors. Inès' childhood, spent "in the little house in the prairie" as she says, always feeds her work in which floral elements together with numerous nuances of color find their way to her canvases.
Inès is currently exhibiting a solo show in Los Angeles and soon in Paris.
Marin Montagut is a multidisciplinary artist and globetrotting illustrator. He is the author and illustrator of the Bonjour City Map-Guide series and has been featured in several international magazines including The New York Times Style Magazine, Elle Décoration, and Departures. He created his own brand to share his singular style of art de vivre à la française, and has collaborated with numerous prestigious French companies and institutions, from Diptyque to Roger Vivier, and from Pierre Frey to the Château de Versailles. He's currently working on a new book co-written with Ines de la Fressange, released in October 2018.