In his new artwork Vermeille, digital artist David Dessens  poetically depicts the summers of his childhood spent on the Côte Vermeille (Costa Vermella in Catalan) in the south of Pyrénées-Oriantales, with an underwater scene.

The Côte Vermeille begins with Racou Beach in Argelès-sur-Mer and extends to the Spanish border at Port-Bou via Collioure, Port-Vendres, Banyuls-sur-Mer and Cerbère. It is the place where the Pyrenean massif meets the Mediterranean.

While above the water of the Côte Vermeille is characterized by rocky coves, fishing ports and hillside vineyards, its underwater stands out with a lively sea life. That’s why the Côte Vermeille is a wild paradise for scuba divers, as well as for hikers. The richness and diversity above and below the water, and the fact that it is a natural wonder are the reasons the Côte Vermeille, the ‘Mediterranean shore of the Pyrenees’, has been inscribed by UNESCO on the tentative list of World Heritage number 1 since 2002.

Inspired by this wonderful place, Dessens creates Vermeille, an enchanting underwater scene, a hidden treasure, with a variety of fish and plants typical of the sea life of the Côte Vermeille. Vermeille shows how the underwater is as lively and fascinating as above the water in the Côte Vermeille.

With Vermeille, Dessens pays homage to the land where he was born, grew up and still lives, as well as to the liveliest, most colorful and most beautiful memories of his childhood.

Additional information
ARTIST David Dessens
DIMENSIONS 85" / 65" In
EDITION 8 +2ap + 2p
MATERIALS Screen, Software, Hardware
PRICE Contact for price
YEAR 2023