Fall 2016 / Winter 2017
New, hand-drawn illustrated poster by acclaimed artist Akiko Stehrenberger for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘After The Storm”
Premiering last year at the Cannes Film Festival, and making its North American bow at the Toronto International Film Festival in the fall, the film follows a struggling novelist as he tries maintain a connection with his mother, ex-wife and son, only for a passing typhoon to give him the opportunity to mend those ties.
Akiko Stehrenberger‘s latest poster for Ken Loach / “I , Daniel Blake”
Welcome to fine artist Jordane Saget!
A 35 ans, Jordane Sajet, fait son entrée sur la scène artistique parisienne. Après une période d’introspection et de recherche, ses lignes sont sorties de ses carnets de dessins. Besoin de liberté et d’expression, il part se confronter à la ville, au béton, aux couloirs du Métro, armé simplement d’une craie blanche. Avec une gestuelle proche d’une danse rituelle, il trace trois lignes blanches qui s’entremêlent librement et envahissent l’espace. En soulignant les lieux par ses interventions éphémères, il offre aux passants une nouvelle vision de leur quotidien.
Une craie en quête de l’inaccessible étoile
Bonnet de laine et backpack en bandoulière, il arpente infatigablement rues, places et passages, couloirs souterrains, allées branchées et recoins solitaires… Le CV de Jordane Saget pourrait tenir dans les cinq mots de Daniel Buren : «Vit et travaille in situ.» L’improvisation comme seul programme confèrera à tel décrochement, recoin, cassure, colonne, façade ou sol le statut de “spot”.
Dans la lignée des Keith Haring, Philippe Baudelocque ou Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, le bâton de craie «tableau» servira de relais.
Une gestuelle, une chorégraphie, les mains décrivent de lascives arabesques du danseur étoile, valse viennoise de l’odyssée d’un espace méticuleusement choisi, où le motif n’aura pour but que de magnifier le support en remerciement de son accueil et de son abri.
« Et avant que le monde ne se défasse, imaginer le partage de la beauté… Et en superbe, une architecture qui trace les périodes et marque les lieux, joue avec les ombres et les angles, pointe des aspérités sous les courbes, marie le bois et la pierre, lustre la brique, polit le verre, fait étinceler et danser la céramique.»* Musique répétitive, phrasés reproduits à l’envi, toujours semblables mais jamais pareils. Inlassablement les notes se jouent d’une partition non dogmatique, générant des portées qu’une ondée, une semelle ou une paume brouilleront naturellement, par inadvertance ou délibérément.
Poignet souple et attentionné, douce craie inexorablement érodée par la rugosité du support : c’est la langoureuse étreinte d’un ménage à trois.
Car de trinité il s’agit. Compagne depuis la nuit des temps des civilisations chinoises et celtiques, Sainte, p’tits cochons et ours de contes, Grâces, triades et triplets, sœurs des Parques maîtresses de la destinée humaine, périodes du Taï Chi… Toutes correspondances et bien d’autres encore justifiant à l’évidence l’amovible pseudo J3.
Trois lignes parallèles matricielles placentant le fœtus de Sébastien Lecca, trois lignes d’art spatial irriguant les colonnes Buren du Palais-Royal, trois lignes intemporelles, ombre projetée de la pyramide de Yeoh Ming Pei au Louvre.
Trois lignes parallèles virevoltant au gré de l’imaginaire, de l’inattendu, free-hand, s’incurvant d’un parcours toujours renouvelé même si çà et là parvient à s’insinuer, le temps d’un éclair, le doute ou l’incertitude ?
Qu’importe l’origine ou le destin du tracé si entre l’œuvre, l’artiste et les passants il n’est plus question que d’harmonie.
par Jean-Luc Hinsinger
Jordane est un artiste contemporain, la rue est certes un lieu qu’il affectionne toutefois son travail s’exprime aussi sur des toiles, des objets, dans des lieux privés et pour certaines maisons. A ce jour, Jordane a collaboré avec L’Hotel Drouot, des particuliers, la maison Pierre Frey, l’hotel Renaissance République à la demande de Didier Gomez, la Mairie du Premier Arrondissement, l’Opéra Bastille, l’Orchestre de Paris / le Festival d’Automne, le Théâtre National de Chaillot, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac et le coq sportif.
Jordane is a contemporary artist, the city is certainly a place where he loves expressing himself and the chalk his brush however he does express himself in many different ways as well. He customises objects, does murals in private places, draws, paint on paper and on canvas too…. He has few limits, he needs to create.
His most recent commissioned work involved a lovely collaboration with fashion designer and artist Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for le coq sportif , a commissioned piece for the Hotel Drouot, the famous parisian auction house, some art work for the Hotel Renaissance Republique commissioned by Didier Gomez, a performance for the Opéra Bastille with Fubiz, some commissioned art work for l’Orchestre de Paris / le Festival d’Automne, the National Theatre de Chaillot, some murals for some private clients that do wish to remain anonymous among others requests that still need to remain confidential.
Sebastien Dominici’s latest Paintings
The Huffington Post is debuting the poster for Zach Clark’s new film, designed by Akiko Stehrenberger which opens in New York and premieres on VOD platforms Oct. 14. A bittersweet comedy about Colleen Lunsford, a former goth girl who skips town to become a nun.
As its poster shows ― encapsulates America’s conflicting ideals, some of which play out in Colleen as she revisits her childhood and configures her new life.
Color Rush exhibition
45 Grand Street NYC, 09-15
Laser cut acrylics 23″ x 34″
Saiman Chow‘s latest illustration for The New York Times
Mark Ulriksen‘s latest cover for The New Yorker.
“Drunk on the Impossible Past” – 120x80cm – Ballpoint pen + yellow pencil by Helena Hauss
Happy to share Akiko‘s latest poster for “The Road to Mandalay” which will be shown at the Venice film Festival starting today.
Mark Ulriksen will have his first retrospective exhibition in Paris this September. Congratualtions Mark!
Spring / Summer 2016
Mark Ulriksen‘s latest cover for The New Yorker
Akiko‘s poster for “FOUREVER” directed by Dean Ronalds was released today.
Akiko Stehrenberger‘s poster for the lovely documentary “La Laguna” came out today.
Helena Hauss / latest personal piece
Welcome to the family Sébastien Dominici! Sébastien is a fine artist, a surfer, a skateboarder working in between Corsica and Paris.
Fall / Winter 2015 – 2016
Akiko Stehrenberger‘s exclusive new poster for the much anticipated horror comedy “They’re Watching”, written and directed by Micah Wright and Jay Lender of “Call of Duty”.
Mark Ulriksen‘s latest illustration for Rolling Stone’s current music review of Iggy Pop and Josh Homme’s new record, Post Pop Depression.
Akiko‘s latest poster for Ray-Ban “Never Hide” Campaign
Chiara Clemente latest film: Chiara captures her father’s Sprawling Installation at MASS MoCA.
We are super happy to finish the year on such a lovely note and to announce that Akiko Stehrenberger‘s posters have been selected as best movie posters of 2015. Happy New Year All!
Sarah Soquel Morhaim‘s latest Editorial for Inventory Magazine “Shawn Stussy”
Saiman Chow‘s latest work for Sonos.
Mark Ulriksen‘s latest cover for The New Yorker
So happy to welcome Mark Ulriksen to the agency!
Mark Ulriksen is a San Francisco-based artist and illustrator whose instantly recognizable portraits and whimsical take on life have led to projects for a variety of major clients. He specializes in figurative work that blends humor and darkness with psychological insight. After initially working for 13 years as a graphic designer and magazine art director, Mark went through a relatively early mid-life crisis and gave up a world of monthly deadlines for a world of weekly ones, pursuing a new career as a freelance illustrator and artist.
His editorial illustration work began in the mid-nineties, and since then his paintings have appeared in many of America’s leading magazines and newspapers. Ulriksen is best known for his work for The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993, with more than 50 magazine covers to his credit.
Mark’s varied interests are often the subjects of his acrylic paintings, be they politics or dogs, people or sports. He covered the 2008 Masters for Golf Digest and has created murals for United Airlines and the Chicago Bears that grace the walls of the United Club at Soldier Field. His dog prints adorn the halls of Kaiser Permanente hospitals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the regular illustrator for the San Francisco Jazz Festival, as well as a children’s book illustrator, and the recipient of numerous awards, including Gold and Silver medals from the NY Society of Illustrators. His 2006 New Yorker cover parody of the film Brokeback Mountain was named the year’s top magazine news cover by the Magazine Publishers of America. Ulriksen’s work is in the permanent collection of The Smithsonian and the Library of Congress.
You may check out Mark’s website by clicking on the following link: http://www.markulriksen.com
Helena Hauss‘s latest illustration for WWD: Dior X Galliano
Tame Impala “Let It Happen” by Saiman Chow for Grantland
“Storming Coachella, embracing pop music, turning the charts psychedelic — Kevin Parker knows his band is on the brink of something big. All he has to do is keep writing and stay ‘pissfit.” by Steven Hyden
Chiara Clemente ‘s latest video for Blonde Redhead .
In this video for “Deafeatist Anthem”—directed by Chiara Clemente, acclaimed for her 2008 NYC documentary Our City Dreams—singer Kazu gives us a little bit more of a glimpse into BR’s world. It combines an artful live performance of said song, shot at Bowery Ballroom, and it’s preceded by the singer at home, discussing their life on the road and the band as “a single cell unit.” Vice
We just got word that Akiko Stehrenberger ‘s Cut Bank Norman Rockwell influenced poster won a Golden Trailer Award last night for Best Independent Poster. The Golden Trailer Awards are the movie poster industries Golden Globes, whereas the Key Art Awards are the Oscars.
Akiko Stehrenberger latest poster featured in the Hollywood Reporter today. Congratulations Akiko!
Miss Helena Hauss‘s latest advertising campaign for M&C Saatchi Gad London and TFL.
Akiko Stehrenberger‘s poster is celebrated in Entertainment weekly.
Welcome to Monsieur multi talented illustrator, director and animator Saiman Chow.
Saiman Chow was born and raised in Hong Kong, he migrated to Los Angeles with his family at the age of 15. In 2001, He graduated from Art Center College of Design with an illustration degree. Since then, he works as a multi-disciplinary artist/director. Chow works across media in animation, collage, painting, illustration and design. He now resides in Brooklyn where he shares a work/live space with his girlfriend and 3 cats above a hardware store.
Esther Varella shoots a new editorial for Marie Claire ParisFebruary 2015.
Fall / Winter 2014
The Marie-Claire group chose a photograph by Esther Varella for its wish card.
We wish you all as well an incredible year 2015!
Akiko‘s posters for: Jonathan Glazer “Under the Skin”,” Blue Ruin” directed by Jeremy Saulnier and “The One I Love” directed by Charlie McDowell have been elected best movie posters of 2014. We are beyond happy to finish this incredible year on such a lovely note. See you all in 2015.
A couple months ago, Akiko was asked to design for a French studio the poster for “La French”, based on the script.
On Wednesday October 1st, Mademoiselle Fashion photographer Esther Varella has received the award of best young fashion photographer of the year at le Prix d’Excellence de la Mode in Paris.
Before the After is Akiko Stehrenberger first personal art show at the Standard on Sunset.
For H Represents, it is our third art show this year. We had the pleasure to be part of the Friends and Family art show at the Galerie Eva Hober in Paris, to curate Draw at Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and finally now to be at the Standard Hollywood.
The Standard, Hollywood will present the installation of artist Akiko Stehrenberger’s Before The After on Thursday, November 6th. Before The After installation, a visual diary of Stehrenberger’s childhood, will remain on view through the month of November.
Before the After installation unfolds as a visual diary of Stehrenberger’s childhood before the dissolution of her family and parents’ marriage. The heavy themes are juxtaposed with whimsical color and distorted children’s book-like illustrations, as if seen through the eyes of a child. Akiko Stehrenberger – Los Angeles-based artist who’s represented by artist management agency, H Represents – work spans from advertising, editorial and various creative outlets and is mostly recognized for her illustrated movie posters.
Chiara Clemente presents “apiece apart” – Spring 2015
It stars with two of Chiara’s oldest friends, Mirabelle and Melia Marden, who were a big part of her early beginnings making films.
Please click on the photograph to watch Chiara Clemente latest film.
Baccarat celebrates love… so do we with Chiara’s latest inspired and inspiring film about Alex and Ada Katz, happy September to all of you!
In its around the world journey through time and continents, the iconic Harcourt, has been at the centre of great stories to become a timeless object of desire and prestige for any occasion. From this great source of inspiration, Chiara Clemente, Sonia Sieff, Joséphine de la Baume have created three legendary stories…
“In portraying Ada and Alex Katz for Baccarat, I wanted to celebrate their love and the way to continuously inspire each other. Like Baccarat, they possess the beauty and the longevity and impeccable precision” Chiara Clemente
New book of images from Los Angeles based artist and photographer Sarah Soquel Morhaim ‘Year of the Ghost’ is out and gets a review in the NYT Styles Magazine.
We are delighted to announce Dave Kinsey upcoming solo “Cushion of Memory” opening Saturday, Sept 27th @ Library Street Collective in Detroit. This will be his first major solo in two years, featuring 18 new works on canvas.
Akiko Stehrenberger latest poster this summer has been released, happy summer to all of you!
This May, H Represents was invited to curate a show for W+K Amsterdam. It was a blast, thank you Maud!
Akiko Stehrenberger creates another beautiful poster for Spike Jonze latest film “Her”
Sarah Soquel Morhaim shoots a new editorial for Human Being
Find below Akiko’s latest poster for Jonathan Glazer’s film “Under The Skin”.
Helena Hauss is an Illustrator.
She graduated in 2012 form a small graphic arts school in the south of France, and after a few months of free-lancing in different advertising agencies (LEG, BETC, NOUVELOEUVRE), She has decided to try her luck at being a professional illustrator. Drawing is her passion and she spent most of her days doing it.
She draws very large pieces of art (usually around 100cm x 70cm) that allow her to really go into details of hair, patterns and typography, all in bic pens, with bright and contrasted colors.
Her style of drawing has never been something quite conscious. It just kind of happened, for different reasons that had nothing to do with choice. For example, she has always had a big attraction for the color blue, so much so that all her clothes and accessories were a shade of it, so when she drew she very much liked using blue ink, such as the one found in bic pens.
Besides, she first started drawing abundantly all through high school in her homework books rather than writing down what the teacher was saying, and using bic pens was always a good way not to get caught when being watched from afar ! As she grew up however, she started experimenting with other medium, but never finding herself quite at ease with them as she felt with biro pens, to which she has grown so accustomed. Indeed, no other medium allows her to put so much emphasis and details into hair, reflects and patterns as she so much loves to do. In the beginning she used to feel a little bit ashamed for using ball-point pens, like she didn’t feel like a real artist, but in more recent years she noticed it became kind of a trend and she got to embrace it, as it felt this was actually exactly the right time and the right place to do just that ! ” but! she still does digital painting too!
You may check out Helena’s website by clicking on the following link: http://www.helenahauss.net
Chapter five of “Carte Blanche” is a collaboration with filmmaker Chiara Clemente. Previous artists for the project include the creative Ambra Medda, the artist Lola Montes Schnabel, the iconic musician Kim Gordon from the band Sonic Youth and the art director Christophe Brunnquell.
H represents and its Artists are wishing you an amazing year 2014!
After “Fire on Ice”, we are extatic to present a second mini documentary directed by Omar Lagda and produced by H Represents about iconic artist and brand Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. “Esmeraldorado” was shot during Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s latest fashion show in Paris. From the inspirations of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer to the vision of Parisian artist/fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, this film takes you on a unique insightful journey of fashion and artistic perspective.
Dazed and Confused and Purple featured the film on their respective websites.
Chiara Clemente is a film director who explores identity, cultural contrast, and the creative process. Her love of art can be traced back to a childhood spent tiptoeing around paintings in her father’s studio. After attending film school at Art Center in Pasadena, she directed her first art documentary in 2000 for RAI in Italy. In the following years, Chiara continued to film and collaborate with artists such as Jim Dine, Brice Marden, and Frank Gehry. In 2005, she began filming her first critically-acclaimed documentary, “Our City Dreams”, which followed the lives and work of five contemporary women artists (Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Kiki Smith, Ghada Amer and Swoon) in New York City. Our City Dreams premiered at the prestigious Film Forum in February 2009, screened in more than 30 cities worldwide, and was broadcast on the Sundance Channel.
Shortly after, Chiara directed several short films: “Curiosity” for Saatchi and Saatchi, “Remembering Sprouse” with Louis Vuitton for The New York Times, “Richard Tuttle and Mario Sorrenti” for W Magazine and a series of short portrait pieces for Anthropology.
In 2010 she directed a film for Levi’s initiative “Shape What’s to Come” that premiered at the TED Conference. That same year she wrote and directed: “Beginnings”, an original short film series for the Sundance Channel, which after the Second Season won a Webby Award for Best Doc Series. She also directed the online series Made Here: Performing Artists on Work and Life in New York City, which is now in production for its fourth season.
This past year she worked with Apple, Wieden + Kennedy Portland, and most recently with Persol for Publicis Paris as well as directed her first music video for Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles which was featured on MTV.
Sarah Soquel Morhaim will be showing some work in Los Angeles this fall. The show opening is Thursday September 13th. You will need to rsvp to attend the opening night or go there before October 21st. The exhibition is curated by W magazine.
Sonos and W are teaming up to highlight the intersection of music and photography through Cross Process, an exhibition at Sonos’ Los Angeles listening gallery which combines W-curated photographers with musical tracks, creating an immersive, streaming playlist.
Sarah Soquel Morhaim shoots OSEI-DURO‘s AW12 collection “Form and Content,” presented in a dreamy editorial spread with model Mary Pearson (half of the experimental electronic band High Places). You may click on the photograph below to see the entire editorial.
Sarah Soquel Morhaim shoots Pablo Ferro for the new art & film issue of Paris-LA. Grand innovator in design, typography and editing, he created the title sequences and trailers for Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, The Thomas Crown Affair, Harold and Maude, Midnight Cowboy, The Russians Are Coming, Being There, Stop Making Sense, and a million others. He pioneered quick-cut editing before the masses (see here and here) and split-screens. Before Kubrick brought him into movies he was the freak of Madison avenue (I keep waiting for a character based on him to show up on mad men). He edited the music video for Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ and did the first color animation of the NBC peacock. He’s worn a black suit and red scarf everyday for decades because ‘it tells me who I am.’
We are very happy to present a mini-documentary directed by Omar Lagda about iconic fashion designer and artist Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. The film was shot during the course of his last fashion show “Fire on Ice” in Paris.
Akiko Stehrenberger’s “Casa De Mi Padre” receives a bronze Key Art/CLIO Award and is listed in Yahoo! Movies’ Best Movie Posters of 2012.