For its first anniversary show, æquō takes a new series of drawings by the French illustrator Boris Brucher, invited to investigate two iconic Indian techniques: the rare and precious metalwork of Bidri, seen in exceptional scale, and, in contrast, a collection of light, almost ephemeral, hand embroidered throws. Brucher has immersed himself in an imaginary landscape inspired by the Karnataka region in central India, which he depicts like an illustrated tale.

Boris Brucher is a multidisciplinary artist and designer. He studied at the Atelier de Sèvres before enrolling at the Design Academy Eindhoven. After working for Bureau Betak and Misha Kahn, he continued his career as an independent designer and illustrator. He is represented by Rossana Orlandi Gallery in Milan and Amelie Pichard in Paris. Boris’s work is fed by his fascination for photographic works of Eadweard Muybridge, and Edmund Teske. In his south of France studio, he developed his signature wrestlers series, exploring the formal interactions between bodies dancing, fighting and merging. Seeking for the shapes created by bodies when coming together and intertwining, creating new forms which could look like flowers or flesh. These bodies, merging with architecture and nature became the storytelling of his spontaneous drawings which caught æquō’s attention. As the alchemy between the place, the craft and people living there, the drawings narrate the tale of Bidar almost as a legend.