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bruno dufourmantelle

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.

Upcoming exhibitions

Anouk Albertini & Charlotte Culot

From november 4th to 17th 2021

Past exhibitions

La beauté du geste

Today's Japanese creation

From june 9 to july 9 2021

From june 9, 2021, at 18 rue séguier in paris, Amelie maison d'art is exhibiting a selection of works and objects that highlight the beauty of the gesture of japanese artists and designers. this exhibition, curated by Amélie du Chalard and Johanna Colombatti, reveals the attention to detail that is essential to traditional japanese crafts.

each work has been created in a sustainable manner, according to ancestral processes, contributing to the sublimation of everyday life and perpetuating the tradition of Japanese craftsmanship. each creator has endeavored to reveal the beauty in each of their productions, with an authentic virtuosity.


Rieko Koga is a contemporary Japanese artist, born in Tokyo, who currently lives and works in Paris. She expresses her universe through threads and needles, working spontaneously with textiles. Rieko Koga will decorate the walls with several paintings for the exhibition. For Rieko, the act of sewing is a prayer, and she believes in the magical powers of her stitches. Her works are imbued with wishes buried within the seams, wishes for all. Braiding plant fibers Japanese artist Arko has created three contemporary works using ancient rice straw braiding techniques to reintroduce endangered customs into modern life. She was a finalist for the 2018 LOEWE Craft Award. Tomoko Sakaki, a spiritually guided artist, shifts the boundaries between art and craft, between primitive and future, to create contemporary straw sculptures. Amelie and Johanna called on Tomoko to imagine three custom pieces for the exhibition.


Saburo, a studio creating exceptional glassware, is embodied by a couple, Mitsuhiko and Yuki Nakata Saburo. They will present a collection of clear glass bowls whose color accents cast extraordinary shadows when they catch the light. Handmade in Japan, these bowls are all subtly different and unique. Nitta Yoshiko, master glassmaker, created 9 pieces of hand-blown glassware for Amelie Maison d'art, engraved with frosted and transparent patterns.


The BCXSY studio teamed up with Seihachi Tanaka, a Japanese Tategu master, to create a triple openwork screen, through which light is diffused graphically. Each piece is handcrafted from Hinoki (Japanese cypress), an elegant and pleasantly scented wood that is very durable. A single piece requires a variety of different tools that are often custom made by the craftsman to fit a specific task. The Join screen is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the M+ Museum of Contemporary Art in Hong Kong. The Zougei studio, a duo of sculptural woodworkers, has created a series of 6 unique stools hand-carved from recycled wood destined to be thrown away. It is precisely the beauty of the imperfection of the wood that seduces the craftsman to shape these objects of great sensitivity.


Noe Kuremoto, ceramist, imagines a series of 6 traditional Japanese Tsubo vases, in glazed clay. "Can beauty be eternal?". A first series was presented at the Satellite show in Milan in 2008. The floral artist, Miyoko Yasumoto, will animate the vases of Noe Kuremoto. Kazunori Hamana, who lives and works in Chiba, Japan, a fisherman and ceramicist, will present two ceramic works at the exhibition. Once a vintage clothing vendor in Tokyo's Harajuku district, Kazunori Hamana, inspired by his love of craftsmanship and the deep hues of natural indigo dye, now creates large collections of clay jars with natural shapes and irregular textures. Using clay from Shiga Prefecture, he says he is only partially responsible for the outcome of his tsubo. "Clay is a natural thing; it changes. I don't want to fight with nature, so I follow it," he explains. The irregular pots are constructed from coils and get their unique surface from scratches and glazes. Once the firing process is complete, he prefers to leave his work outside on sun-drenched balconies or in bam


From 9 to 18th september

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La beauté du geste

From june 9 to july 9 2021

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From April 27th to May 12th

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From 19 to May 29th

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Jean Duruisseau et Catherine Dix Ceramics

November 5th to November 28th, 2020

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September 17th to October 10th, 2020

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September 7th to September 20th, 2020

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Conran Shop x Amelie

From January 16 to February 16

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Au Naturel

May 14th to June 6th, 2020

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March 19th to April 11th, 2020

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January 23rd to February 15th, 2020

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Tisser la couleur

16th January to 20th January, 2020

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Christmas wall 2019

December 2019

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Le Bon Marché - Rive Gauche

November 1 to January 10, 2020

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En perspective

November 7 to November 30, 2019

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Mind Road

September 26 to October 12, 2019

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Amelie x Artorama - Marseille

1st September until November 2019

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Ladies' Room & Mineral

June 12 to June 30, 2019

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Dansez !

April 11 to April 30, 2019

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Du temps

February 14 to March 2, 2019

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Dans le vif

January 2019

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Christmas wall 2018

December 2018

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November 12 to November 30, 2018

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En forme

September 10 to October 5, 2018

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June 23 to July 20, 2018

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May 28 to June 15, 2018

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En mouvement

April 2 to May 11, 2018

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Noir matière

February 5 to March 16, 2018

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Christmas wall 2017

December 7 to December 11, 2017

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Supports studieux

September 4 to October 31, 2017

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May 1st to June 30, 2017

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March 2017

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La texture du temps

March 1 to March 31, 2018

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January 18 to February 20, 2016

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