Christophe Vacher

Chronos: The Wheel of Time, 2022
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
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Finalist at the 12th ARC Salon, New York. When we eventually reach the top of the Grand Staircase of Existence, one single question will remain: what have I done with each precious second I was entrusted with? From the cradle to the grave, Time gives, and Time takes back. Poor or wealthy, leader or adventurer, scientist or philosopher, to us and to us alone belongs the task of making our brief passage on earth fulfilling and meaningful, knowing that when the ultimate moment comes, when the sun finally disappears behind the horizon, no regret, no supplication will reverse the inevitable course of the Wheel Of Time.


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Christophe Vacher

Christophe Vacher is a two-time Emmy Award Winner and two-time Annie Award Nominee who has provided artwork for the Animation industry and most major Hollywood Studios as a designer, concept artist and Art Director since 1989. Originally French, he relocated to California in 1996, where he worked for Walt Disney Pictures, Dreamworks, Universal Studios, Focus Features, Hasbro Studios, among others. His credits as a background painter and concept artist include “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Runaway Brain”, “Hercules”, “Tarzan”, “Fantasia 2000”, “Dinosaur”, “Treasure Planet”, and “Sharktale”. His Art Director credits include the animated segment of the live-action movie “Enchanted”,  the movie “9” and the Dreamworks animated series “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous”. He received two Emmy Awards in 2011 and 2012 for his Art Direction on the Hasbro TV series “Transformers Prime.” He was nominated at the Annie Awards for his Art Direction on the movie “9” in 2010 and again for “Transformers Prime” in 2011.
He has recently started to produce limited edition pieces for the Star Wars franchise.


 

Vacher started to develop his personal work for Art galleries in 1997. Over the years, he has exhibited in Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and has given Art lectures and classes in many schools and universities, including places such as the California State University of Northridge, Berkeley University and the San Francisco Academy of Arts. 

His works has been part of various collections in Europe and the United States. The style of Christophe’s personal imagery has multiple influences; from old painting schools like the Hudson River, The American Realists, The great American Illustrators, The Romantics and the European Symbolists for their grandiose, theatrical scenery, to more contemporary artists like  Sandorfi, Beksinski, Ugarte and The Visionaries (Les Visionnaires) in France. He also has a deep interest in many Chinese painters such as  Mian Situ or Ruo Li.

Travel and music are a large part of his inspiration.

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