Renowned artists and and a young generation inspired by BIC® products
The BIC Contemporary Art Collection
This collection consists of more than 250 works by internationally recognized or upcoming artists. The works of art all have a point in common: they have been created with or inspired by BIC® products.
Timmy, by The Kid
Black BIC® ball pen on paper.
Born in 1991 in São Paulo, Brazil, THE KID lives and works in Paris and Amsterdam.
Chromatographie of Bic ink, by Hicham Berrada
Printed on cotton paper.
Born in 1986 in Casablanca, Morocco, Hicham Berrada lives and works in Paris.
Razor Chair, by Kate Lennard
1102 BIC ® razors.
Born in 1980 in Leeds, England, Kate Lennard lives and works in London.
Malcomportement dans la prairie, by Charles Laib Bitton
Ink on paper.
Born in 1985 in Brussels, Belgium, Charles Laib Bitton lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Out of the Blue, by Sophie Hardeman
BIC ® and white denim.
Born in 1991 in Arnhem, the Netherlands, Sophie Hardeman lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Ciclotrama 115 (Writing),by Janaina Mello Landini
20 m of ropes of 24 mm diameter in blue, red, black and green nylon on marine canvas.
Born in 1974 in São Gotardo, Brazil, Janaina Mello Landini lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
THE BIC COLLECTION EXHIBITION
BIC presented its contemporary art collection to the public for the first time, at the CENTQUATRE-exhibition center in PARIS (France) in Spring 2018. An unprecedented exhibition of more than 150 artistic works, from drawing to photography to sculpture, bringing together artists from all over the world who have been inspired by BIC®.
"This collection allows us to show how artists from all over the world can use BIC® products, as tools for creation or a source of inspiration. "
"Through more than 80 international artists and 150 art pieces, the very simple daily product (ball pen, pocket lighter, razor) becomes medium of the creation. The artists transform, transpose and transfigure it. The exhibition becomes their laboratory. Along the way of very diverse and unsuspected fields, this collection appears as multifaceted and eclectic. The artist diverts the object of his real first function. He recreates it and invite us to think out of the borders of drawing, painting, writing and image, design and art."
Hervé Mikaeloff and Ingrid Pux
Curators of the exhibition
BIC AND ARTISTIC EDUCATION
BIC has enabled artistic learning through the use of its writing, drawing and coloring products. The BIC Art master competition in Africa and the BIC ENSAPC Prize for Contemporary Art in France are examples of this commitment to support education of the arts.
BIC ART MASTER AFRICA
1. Black Lion, 2019, by Fatiou Aboudou,
winner of the 2019 BIC Art Master Africa Competition,
BIC® Ball pen, 65 X 93 cm®, 65 x 93 cm
Black Lion is a portrait of a half-man, half-animal
2. Life, 2019, par Kansiime Brian,
winner of the 2019 BIC Art Master Africa Competition
BIC® Ball pen
Life is described as a depiction of true childhood happiness.
1. Winnie Mandela, 2018, by Ennock Mlangeni
winner of the 2018 BIC Art Master Talent Competition in South Africa
BIC® Ball pen
1. Hawe, 2017, by Samukelo Gasa,
winner of the 2017 BIC Pen Art Master Talent Competition in South Africa
BIC® Ball pen
PRIX BIC DE CREATION CONTEMPORAINE POUR L’ENSAPC
1. Tielapubel, 2019,
by Vincent Rasclard, winner of the
2019 BIC ENSAPC Contemporary Art award
Black BIC® Cristal® ink. 45 x 37 cm
"Teilapubel" is a bubbling, moving, thick layer that
reflects the ink of the BIC® Cristal black pen.
2. Paper carpet, 2018,
by Arak Sahakyan, winner of the
2018 BIC ENSAPC Contemporary Art award
BIC® VISA and Conté® feltpens, BIC® ballpens,
BIC® China ink and pencils.
Box : 23x33x5cm / Carpet : 213x301cm.
"Paper Carpet" is made of 121 free paper sheets, stored in a box
and which, when unfolded, become a carpet.
3. Métamorphose, 2017,
by Jisoo Yoo, wInner of the
2017 BIC ENSAPC Contemporary Art award
BIC® Intensity® Fine feltpen, BIC® roller Glide pro 0,5 mm,
BIC®Cristal . 107 x 52 cm
"Metamorphosis" depicts a stump of trees revealing tiny characters.
4. Share BIC, 2016,
by Thibault Grougi, winner of the
2016 BIC ENSAPC Contemporary Art award
Tracing paper, BIC® Cristal® blue pen, adhesive tape,
"Share BIC" is a tracing paper tower on which the artist
has drawn the 200 photos from his mobile phone.