by Aminath Ifasa
  • 1 minute read
  • September 13, 2023
Artist and Explorer Zaria Forman Joins Vacheron Constantin’s ‘One of Not Many’ Circle

In a remarkable melding of art and horology, American artist and explorer Zaria Forman has emerged as the latest addition to Vacheron Constantin’s prestigious “One of Not Many” talent circle. She now joins a select group that includes musician Benjamin Clementine, designer Ora Ito, photographer and explorer Cory Richards, and Haute Couture designer Yiqing Yin.

Zaria Forman has devoted over 15 years to traversing the globe, meticulously documenting ever-evolving landscapes. Her unique artistic process involves collecting images from her journeys and recreating them in pastel on large-format paper. During her recent collaboration with Vacheron Constantin in Iceland, Zaria not only contributed her artistic prowess but also gathered a trove of raw material. This expedition served as the inspiration for a captivating series of drawings, video works, and sculptures titled “Fellsfjara, Iceland.” Notably, one of these creations was exclusively crafted for the renowned watchmaker.

Reflecting on her introduction to high watchmaking, Zaria Forman expressed her profound admiration: “I knew nothing about High Watchmaking and discovered this incredible world through Vacheron Constantin’s lens. I was amazed by the craftspeople who ply their trade within the Manufacture, by their passion and vocation, and, above all, their handcrafted work, which reminds me of my own: modeling with my fingertips; enjoying a tactile and sensual relationship with matter in a process of creation and transmission; making a personal imprint on time and giving it a voice.”

The “One of Not Many” campaign, initiated in 2018, continues to unite individuals whose life philosophies align with Haute Horlogerie values. Vacheron Constantin, founded in 1755, proudly stands as the world’s oldest watch manufacturer, boasting nearly 270 years of uninterrupted production. According to Louis Ferla, the CEO of Vacheron Constantin, this partnership embodies the Maison’s enduring commitment to excellence, adventure, passion, innovation, elegance, tradition, and artistry.

Zaria Forman’s collaboration with Vacheron Constantin serves as a testament to the enduring allure of creativity and precision, uniting craftsmanship and artistry in an ever-evolving world of artistic expression and horological innovation.

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