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Saype "At the Peak" of His Art for Paradiski's 20th Anniversary

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Paradiski, the French ski area linking Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne in Savoie (France), enlisted French painter/land artist Saype to create two monumental snow frescoes in the mountains, a challenge as much artistic as technical.

Globally renowned for his ephemeral grass frescoes using 100% eco-friendly paint and his "Beyond Walls" project, French artist Saype has revolutionized the field of land art. Committed and convincing, he seeks to raise awareness about the state of the planet through his monumental works, with messages and creations that provoke thought. 
In November, Saype will perform his art on the snow-covered slopes of Paradiski, crafting two gigantic, ephemeral frescoes with an original concept: located in two different places but echoing each other.

He accepted this creative challenge, resonating with the project. With the mountain he feels as beautiful yet hostile, the proposed playground offers an inspiring duality:

“It's an opportunity to undertake a creative and poetic challenge in a vast, pure, and pristine nature. Snow is a challenging medium to work on. A significant part of my work involves connecting people, and the project proposed by Paradiski for its anniversary resonates with my work.” 

From Paradiski's perspective, Saype's artistic choice was a natural fit, as his frescoes are meaningful and tell beautiful stories that have the power to unite. His approach using eco-friendly paint (chalk and charcoal-based) and his conception of art, aimed at impacting mindsets and society without impacting nature, was compelling. This approach resonates even more in the mountain environment, where climate changes are felt very tangibly. 

As soon as the ski area opens on December 16, Paradiskiers will discover the photo making-of of the two works in the Vanoise Express cable car stations, located at Montchavin-Les Coches and 

Vidéo Saype

On October 30, 2023, Saype was scouting on the Paradiski slopes, an opportunity to ask him some questions about this new snowy artistic challenge, his motivations, and his messages, which you can discover in the video.

HR images and video can be downloaded HERE

Paradiski: A Ski Area Eager for Bold Encounters

In 2003, Paradiski came to life in the Alps by uniting the resorts of Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, and La Plagne, becoming the world's third-largest ski area. Spanning several massifs of the Vanoise, it offers 425 kilometers 
of slopes, 70% of which are over 2,000 meters in altitude. With the inauguration of the Vanoise Express, an extraordinary double-decker cable car creating more than just a physical connection over the valley, Paradiski 
created the unexpected meeting of two mountains. This boldness continues to guide Paradiski's energy in offering surprising and memorable initiatives, staging the cabins of its cable car. Each cultural and sporting event imagined was a world first performed at 380 meters above the ground: whether it be the two artistic coverings of the cabins by the famous visionary creator Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, the Sky Dinner with Michelin-starred chef Stéphane Froidevaux, the Gravity highline crossing between the two cabins by funambulists Julien Millot and the late Tancrède Melet, or the spectacular MTB trail stunts by three riders, including world champion Kenny Belaey. In essence, offering experiences that blend people, generations, horizons, and cultures is a true leitmotif. In 2023, celebrating its 20th anniversary, Paradiski continues to dare, making the mountains a space conducive to all encounters. One of its uniquenesses and the legacy it wants to perpetuate. 
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Who is French Land Artist Saype?

In each of his works, Saype captures the fragility of our societies and the challenges we are all called to face, immortalizing on paper the ephemeral nature of the monumental frescoes he creates on grass, earth, sand, and snow across the world: New York, Paris, Venice, Geneva, Cape Town, Turin, Dubai, Nairobi, Istanbul, Ouagadougou, Miami, Tokyo... The passage of his frescoes, intended to fade away, aims to impact mindsets while respecting the natural world. They are made with an eco-conscious paint composed primarily of chalk and charcoal. After nature erases them, Saype's works find their place in museums, galleries, and cultural institutions worldwide. Among his most notable works is the series Beyond Walls. This monumental project stemmed from an assumption: the world is polarized, a portion of the population chooses to withdraw. Yet, Saype emphasizes, "I am deeply convinced that it is together that humanity will be able to face the various challenges it must overcome."From this conviction, the desire to share a positive message of mutual support and joint effort worldwide was born, symbolically creating the largest human chain ever made. The project began in 2019 in Paris, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, and travels from city to city with the ambition to cross the 5 continents and connect people.
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