Wagner Custom Skis has teamed up with TRAFFIC, the go to source for cutting edge artists to bring you a unique Artist Series, a collection of twenty pairs of high tech skis transformed into stunning works of art by four top international artists: Cecilia Lundgren, Mia Marie Overgaard, Wendy Plovmand, and Monsieur Z. Guided by their own unique visions, each of our artist has designed five pairs of striking, original skis, guaranteed to make you stand out on the slopes.
Richard Zielenkiewicz, a.k.a. Monsieur Z, is a French artist best known for his jet-set inspired illustrations. His simple yet sophisticated work reflects his ongoing fascination with the retro sensibility of 1960s Hollywood, Neutra architecture, and the French Riviera. Combining elements of graphic design and architecture with an effortless sense of style, he has become one of the most celebrated artists on the illustration scene today. After studying graphic design and 3D computer graphics at l'École Supérieure des Arts et Industries Graphiques in Paris, and later working as a director of art and commercial animation, Monsieur Z now lives and works in the South of France. He collaborates consistently with top brands like Redken, Lexus, Evian, Bombay Gin, Hasbro, Elle, Glamour, Cannes Film Festival, and Guess, and has been the artist behind numerous animated French cartoon series. His first animated movie, French Riviera, produced by Luc Besson, is in the works.
Mia Marie Overgaard
Welcome to Mia’s secret garden, where detailed graphite and color drawings of flora, fauna, and fantasy take over. To see her work is to be transported away from the dull and every day, into a world of childlike wonder. Mia Marie Overgaard is Danish-born and currently resides in Canada. She works with top brands like H&M, Guess, Essence, GAP, Marie Claire Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Volkswagen Neiman Marcus, Air Canada, The Perfect Kiss Records. Mia studied at Holbaek Kunstskøjskole and the Danish School of Design.
Contemporary Danish artist and illustrator Wendy Plovmand's vibrant work is celebrated equally in public art spaces and with top international brands including Topshop, Guess, Taschen, Dare and Nylon Magazine. She is the creative vision behind Artiig—the wearable art label that pushes the limits of the art experience out of the gallery and onto the streets. Wendy received an MA in illustration from the Design School of Denmark and an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in London.
Bursting with color and energy, Cecilia Lundgren's organic, color-rich, multi-layered artwork captivates at first sight, and stays with you for a long time afterwards. Cecilia studied graphics at Forsberg, Stockholm, received her BA from University of Kalmar, Sweden, and her Masters in Design from Domus Academy, Milan. Her unique style has made her a favorite amongst elite international clients such as Apple, Mary Kay, Bergdorf Goodman, Singapore Airlines, Viking Line, and Sony Ericsson.