With parental heritage from India, South Africa and the Indian Ocean island of Réunion, an upbringing in Paris and studies that took him to New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo, it’s no wonder Louis-Nicolas Darbon is an artist with a thing or two to say.
A keen artist as soon as he was able to hold a paintbrush, Louis-Nicolas Darbon went on to collaborate with many of the world’s famous fashion houses including Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, Net-a-Porter and Louis Vuitton. Working on bespoke illustrations and innovative campaigns too, Louis-Nicolas Darbon has also collaborated with the likes of Adidas, Bentley, Montblanc, Remy Martin and Paco Rabane.
In the art world, he continues to be represented by galleries worldwide and has exhibited nationally and internationally, with solo shows in the UK, US, France, Switzerland, Japan and Morocco.
The worlds of fashion and art have always collided for the artist. Louis-Nicolas Darbon is especially known for his take on well-known luxury brand logos and his artworks inspired by fashion. The works we have on display in the lobby at The Athenaeum perfectly capture the artist’s fresh and playful look at the world of fashion.