March 22, 2009 in About me
Mayke Sassen – Provence, France
manner; inspired by medieval painters and sculptors as well as primitive art.
Over the past fifteen years I have lived in different areas of Provence for, after Port Grimaud, then the Luberon our longing for the sea prevailed and now I live
in the Camp de la Suyere, a quiet hamlet deep in the Massif des Maures mountain range near La Garde Freinet overlooking the Gulf of Saint Tropez.
Although I have the most often shunned the public eye,
preferring to work on commissions and through a network of collectors
who over years and continents have absorbed most of my work, I have
engaged in successful exhibitions in Holland, Japan and Nigeria.
The “insouciance” of youth left little visual memory of these events, some of the scanned work from Africa is on my website.
The flow and appreciation of the Auberge’ guests and the insatiable appetite of some for my work has reconciled my timidity from the public eye.
Visit the inn’s website I designed in illustrative form and the artwork in and about the rooms
it’s another dimension to my portfolio http://www.auberge-presbytere.com.
Beyond the private collections for the most part in Europe world to include Imperial College in London, in California and in Florida
I have works in many corners of the world such as the University of Louvain in
Belgium’ school of urban development or Shell headquarters in Lagos Nigeria and again Shell Center London.
Come in and visit, see my current work on my website or drop in at my lead Gallery Sens Intérieur in the Gulf of Saint Tropez, Bruno Bernard will be happy to show you my work.
all the best, Mayke