from october 21st to 29, 2021
Bruno Dufourmantelle’s work is traversed by a corporeal relation with painting and the implications he has in the formulation of an absolute plasticity; this is as true of the paintings explicitly titled « Battles » as it is for the more recent works in which the image appears out of a physical confrontation with the organic aspects of pictorial materials and techniques : « I depart from black backgrounds in order to show light » , black background, light, colours, forms...
This dynamism proves the real quality of this work, whose forms (the content, the subject) do not preexist, but emerge from the void in the surface effects : « Look for beings in painting through painting ». Juxtaposed, isolated, intermingled forms that are difficult to make out (rock-like bodies, horizon-line bodies, landscape bodies) emerge from a « material of light », worked with the impressions of brushstrokes and blades (a series entitled Paysages humains, human landscapes). More-detailed hands form landmarks, while the bodies juxtapose their solitudes and their secrets-neither united nor separated.
Bruno Dufourmantelle occupies this place in which the distinction between realism and abstraction dissolves or becomes blurred, the form and the figure meld in the exploration of pictorial practice. His paintings therefore represents a memory and it refers to the emotional turbulence that a gesture can produce. The artist makes references to what we can’t say, in its capacity to create an analogy with the invisible and the unintelligible: « Paintings are interior places. I am, above all, seeking the interiority of beings and the invisible ». He thus demonstrates, here in a musical mode, that painting is a valid substitute for the depth of emotion or expression.
Anouk Albertini & Charlotte Culot
From november 4th to 17th 2021
February 5 to March 16, 2018
The first step in the secret process of alchemists in their magical quest called "the work in the dark". It consists of separating and dissolving substances for future recomposition into something rare. The three artists Nadine Altmayer, Francis Limérat and Edward Baran, have this convergence in their work. Each in its way is committed to working on the constituent, even constructive, elements of their artworks. The wefts, skeletons, bones and bones take shape and take on meaning.
As with the construction of a building, this work of structure gives their work an exceptional relationship to space, although it is almost flat. Is it volume painting or exquisite sculpture? The air becomes one of their working tools. This spatiality is a breath that brings balance to the dark masses. Because here too, these three artists find themselves in the use of a palette that appears to be reduced to black.
By the reflections or absence of reflections on surfaces, shadows, transparencies, contrasts are proof that light is essential and unbreakable. These artists have the formidable technical accuracy of mastering the elements they implement as well as those they invite. Air and light are their "collateral materials".
These back and forth between destruction with a view to reconstruction. The play with concrete elements and others only induced. The shared desire to create pieces that offer a robust spatial presence shows that these three artists have touched on the success of alchemy and that the blackwork is indeed their material.
From 9 to 18th september
La beauté du geste
From june 9 to july 9 2021
LES CHARMES DU PAPIER
From April 27th to May 12th
From 19 to May 29th
Jean Duruisseau et Catherine Dix Ceramics
November 5th to November 28th, 2020
September 17th to October 10th, 2020
INSTALLATION DE GARANCE VALLEE & F. PELLEGRINO
September 7th to September 20th, 2020
Conran Shop x Amelie
From January 16 to February 16
May 14th to June 6th, 2020
March 19th to April 11th, 2020
January 23rd to February 15th, 2020
Tisser la couleur
16th January to 20th January, 2020
Christmas wall 2019
Le Bon Marché - Rive Gauche
November 1 to January 10, 2020
November 7 to November 30, 2019
September 26 to October 12, 2019
Amelie x Artorama - Marseille
1st September until November 2019
Ladies' Room & Mineral
June 12 to June 30, 2019
April 11 to April 30, 2019
February 14 to March 2, 2019
Dans le vif
Christmas wall 2018
November 12 to November 30, 2018
September 10 to October 5, 2018
June 23 to July 20, 2018
May 28 to June 15, 2018
April 2 to May 11, 2018
February 5 to March 16, 2018
Christmas wall 2017
December 7 to December 11, 2017
September 4 to October 31, 2017
May 1st to June 30, 2017
La texture du temps
March 1 to March 31, 2018
January 18 to February 20, 2016