Le Mot de Bénédicte Piccolillo, créatrice de Voglio Bene
"I have often been asked to be in partnership with various people. I always said no, because the themes and /or constraints were not to my taste. I don’t like feeling hemmed in a work that does not move me. I like freedom of choice and I have the feeling I truly give part of myself when I decide what I’m going to explore…. Strong feelings, falling head over heels and spontaneity are my motivations. When Stephane contacted me, first I shuddered…. “Who’s that guy, what does he want, I don’t have the time….”, these were my first thoughts. And then I had a look at his Instagram account and Internet site and loved what I saw. Furniture, objects each more fabulous than the last. And when I saw them for real, among discoveries and Stephane’s other thoughts in progress, I was very impressed from an artistic point of view. I realized we have the same taste, slightly quirky and outdated. Very quickly I got to know him. In fact, Stephane is a child with a sense of wonderment who constantly jokes about everything. He seems almost familiar. He’s hardworking, joking, dreaming, full of positive energy and good advice. And to work well, that’s all I need.
I am now very happy to have accepted this partnership with him on these wonderful crackled paintings. And these “crackled” are wonderful objects which will give an incredibly authentic dimension to my work. I look forward to seeing them and even to do others. And who knows…. This may be the start of a long and beautiful adventure with Davoy. I sincerely hope so. See you soon!" Bénédicte Picolillo