Meeting Of The Minds Collide And A "Space Rendezvous" Is Born

TBWA Worldwide and famed artist Sebastien Leon Disrupt Award Trophies and Unveil "Rendez-Vous En Orbite"

Jan 11, 2016, 15:00 ET from TBWA Worldwide

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Challenging conventions through creative collaborations with visionary artists such as Sebastien Leon has always been a part of what TBWA does. With the relaunch of its network-wide strategic creative competition after a two-year break, it was only natural for TBWA to partner with Sebastien to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art — not a trophy.  

The bronze sculpture titled "Rendez-Vous En Orbite" or "Space Rendezvous" mixes elements of space exploration, mineral geometry and architectural construction to form an elevated cluster of four geometric blocks extending into four matrices. 

Sebastien's work has consistently drawn from astronomy and space exploration, extending his fascination with stars as a gateway to infinity into his cosmic abstract paintings.

"The marriage of mathematics with chaos, architecture with mineral formation, and technology with nature resulted in this carefully crafted sculpture," said Leon.  "TBWA came to me with the idea of pushing the boundaries of what an advertising agency does, of 'disrupting' what a trophy is. I knew then that I could freely create a meaningful and unique piece."

"Everything should serve as a catalyst for creativity," said Lee Clow, Chairman, TBWA\Media Arts Lab & Director of Media Arts, TBWA\Worldwide. "With Disruption a part of our DNA, we don't only believe in creativity, but ideas that disrupt the status quo. It's about connecting with people and making smart, innovative stuff we are proud to showcase. I'm proud to put this collaboration out there in the world for everyone to see."

The 80 lb. sculpture will be passed around the TBWA network from winner to winner. A second sculpture will reside with the artist in his gallery in Los Angeles. A series of 100 signed silk screens inspired by the statue were also designed by Sebastien.

About TBWA Worldwide

TBWA Worldwide ( is a top ten ranked global advertising network that holds Disruption® at its core to develop business-changing ideas for the brands it works with. TBWA has 11,100 employees across 323 offices in 97 countries and also includes brands such as AUDITOIRE, BEING, Digital Arts Network (DAN), eg+ worldwide, The Integer Group®, TBWA\Media Arts Lab and TBWA\WorldHealth. TBWA's global clients include Accenture, adidas, Apple, Energizer, Gatorade, GoDaddy, Henkel, McDonald's, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Airlines and Vichy. Follow TBWA on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook.

About the Artist

French LA-based artist and designer Sebastien Leon develops projects independently as well as for architectural clients and brands such as Audemars Piguet, Krug and Audi. He has exhibited his work internationally in galleries and museums: Paris' Palais de Tokyo, New York's Park Avenue Armory, Beijing's UCCA, and Milan's Palazzo della Triennale. His work is featured in publications worldwide: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Le Figaro, Corriere della Sera, Frame Magazine, Surface magazine, and Dezeen. Sebastien was invited to lecture at the Harvard School of Design and was also the subject of a 30-minute feature by NHK, Japan's leading national public television broadcasting channel.  Read more about Sebastien on his website.

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