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.
Maia was born in Buenos Aires and raised in the hills of Córdoba, Argentina. A landscape composed of green and blue, of water and light.
She has been a nomad since youth, and two years ago, after travelling for some time throughout Europe and Africa, she decided to settle down in Paris.
Maia believes that work activates and accompanies metamorphosis and that is why she sees it both as a reflection of her soul and as an exploration of her interests.
She plays with time and space, blending cultures to create her own imagined ones.
She explores different materials and works with mixed techniques, using ink, watercolor, pencil, pastels, collage and also digital tools.
Her worlds flow around the idea of an earthly paradise with winged creatures, distant galaxies and luxuriant rooms sown with exotic elements.
She proposes to erase the lines of norm so as to create a perspective in which the present is a cutout of reality and therefore free from it.