French artist, Enzo Roulleau-Bret (@enzoroulleaubret), treads "the very fine line between art and sport". The colours, patterns and symbols of a life spent following football (soccer to some of us) serve as a constant source of inspiration in his painting. Borrowing references from the likes of Rembrandt and Manet no less, as a young artist Enzo is forging his own path as a modern master of still life.
Despite being a passionate cyclist himself, the movement, colour and form of our favourite two-wheeled pursuit has not served as a muse for Enzo…until now.
We invited Enzo to bring our latest Evolve and Evade jerseys to life in his inimitable style. Taking inspiration from the collection and the world around him, including the changing seasons and a humble lemon tree at his studio in Tours, his three artworks examine apparel design from a truly unique perspective. Bold and colourful, Roulleau-Bret’s approach is immediately arresting – and the iconography of athletics has a large part to play in that.
"I take popular sports such as football and cycling as my subjects and borrow references from classical painting. To bring these two worlds of sport and aesthetics together… working with MAAP seemed obvious and made a lot of sense."
MAAP takes a photographic journey behind the scenes in his studio, as Enzo captures and celebrates the aesthetics of cycling apparel and design.