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An artist whose work is strongly influenced by Pop Art and a jet-set favourite, Vinc has made Gstaad his playground of choice since the 1980s.
A Gstaad regular, Vinc regards the Palace and the Olden as his second home. The painter produces creations rocking bright, electric colours. These vibrant hues form part of a morale-boosting Post Pop style. This spiritual son of Andy Warhol is a man of the world who places icons – be they Gstaad, Louboutin or Campbell’s – on soup boxes.
In 1992, he produced a custom-made work that decks out the GreenGo like New York City. Vinc held his first exhibitions at the Palace. For 15 years, his traditional Christmas exhibition on the walls of the Baccarat room has drawn international celebrities from Paris Hilton to the Hallyday family, not to mention Emmanuel-Philibert of Savoy, and the Moore family. The Olden exhibits his works in more intimate formats, a gathering of the “who’s who” of Gstaad. Some of his favourite moments in Gstaad are those timeless ones spent with Ermes Elsener and his loyal team before they begin serving.
It is precisely because he loves the authenticity and tradition of the Gstaad region that he has transposed the ancient art of paper-cutting to his “cœurs des montagnes” (hearts of the mountains). On canvas, metal and plexiglass, the silhouettes of traditional cut outs are adorned both with diamond dust and neon lighting. His sources of inspiration and his icons are Andy Warhol, Roy Lichstenstein, Tom Wesselmann, and James Rosenquist. His favourite addresses are The Museum of Folk Art of Musée of Château-d’Oex, David Rossier the antique dealer from Flendruz, as well as Marina Anouilh and her Gstaad MAVI concept, a not-to-be-missed pop up store.
At the GreenGo, each family has its own table, its own territory and always has had. A kind of natural organisation that is invisible but recognised and respected by all. The GreenGo symbolises Gstaad’s nightlife. Indeed, all the most sought-after parties either take place in private chalets or at the GreenGo, nowhere else. Vinc knows the whole of Gstaad and the surrounding area. Over time, the owners and chefs at the best addresses have become his friends. He is able to recommend every single one of the can’t-miss places on the de GRISOGONO Black Book as well as to reveal one or two more atypical or surprising locations. When friends from New York or Paris come to visit him, he enjoys introducing them to some of the region’s special places such as the Restaurant de la Chaudanne in Rossinière. In the traditional manner of the Pays d’Enhaut, fondue is served in a homely environment that even includes a resident cat. Still in the realm of fondues, he enjoys the Ours Brasserie in Château-d’Oex, known for its homemade beer fondue enhanced with diced bacon.
Despite being at the peak of his artistic career, Vinc hasn’t lost an ounce of his passion. This artist whose work is shown the world over is a loyal friend. His must-see galleries: Patricia Low Contemporary in Gstaad – Perrotin in Paris – Thaddaeus Ropac in Salzburg – Matthew Marks and Gladstone in New-York.