What do Qantas’ First Class Lounge, Taipei Concert Hall, a robe by Jean-Paul Gaultier and Istanbul’s Private modern art museum share in common? The answer is Patrick
Blanc is an eco-installation artist who is highly celebrated in recent years. With his unique Vertical Garden (Vegetal Wall), he simulated complete ecological systems. His works redeemed and transformed the urban cement forest, and conjured up scenes of incredible beauty for infrastructures. The works reverberate the whole world‘s attention towards environmentalism and conservation, and also addressed urbanites’ deep yearning to be in touch with nature.
Blanc's most famous works is the opening of Quai Branly Museum, Paris, in June 2006. Blanc developed the vertical garden wall through collaboration with architect Jean Nouvel, the resultant rhapsody of real plants stood out as a grand piece of modern installation art that blended the face of nature with architecture. Blanc’s extraordinary works can be found in cosmopolitan cities around the world including Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Madrid, Brussels, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo and Taipei.
Blanc harboured intense interests towards plants at a young age. He went on to study this discipline and researched on how plants managed to grow on rocks or in forest underbrush. Since then, he travelled the tropical rainforests around the world and observed these plants for many years. Through research, he discerned the patterns of vertical plant growths and developed patented watering systems, in addition to the technology on having plants develop their roots on vertical structures. Being an amalgamation of ecology and art sustained by simulated ecology , Patrick
Blanc believed that the ‘Vertical Gardens’ will bring city dwellers closer to nature by introducing nature into architectural space.
Blanc was born in Paris in 1953. Prior to becoming an artist, he continued to be a world-renowned expert in subtropical forest plants, a professor of botany at Jussieu University, and a French National Academy of Sciences (CNRS) researcher. Due to his extraordinary research, Blanc was awarded multiple times by the country of France, science institutes and architectural associations.
Blanc is a highly celebrated eco-installation artist who created Vertical Garden that simulated ecology. His works reverberate the whole world‘s attention towards environmentalism and conservation, and also addressed urbanites’ deep yearning to be in touch with nature.
Qantas 机场贵宾室、台北国家音乐厅、Jean-Paul Gaultier 的时装和伊斯坦堡现代美术馆有甚么共通点？答案是──Patrick
Blanc 最著名的作品是于 2006 年 6 月在巴黎开幕的庞丽码头博物馆(Quai Branly Museum）。他与建筑师 Jean Nouvel 合作，透过以植物制作的环境装置艺术，将自然与建筑巧妙相融合。 世界各大都会如巴黎、纽约、洛杉矶、马德里、布鲁塞尔、曼谷、汉城、东京及台北等，都有 Patrick
Blanc 认为透过将生态、艺术结合的「垂直花园」(Vertical Garden)，利用「拟自然环境系统」，使大自然环境进入建筑空间，让都市里的人们可以和植物更亲近。
Blanc 出生 1953 年于巴黎。在成为艺术家之前，原本是世界著名亚热带森林植物专家，巴黎 Jussieu 大学的植物学科教授及法国国家科学院(CNRS) 的研究员。Blanc 凭借其独特研究，屡次获得法国国家、科学界及建筑界的奖项 。