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Welcome to our online art gallery, where contemporary art comes to life through a diverse collection of original paintings. Our commitment is to present you with surprising artistic creations that push back the boundaries of creativity.
The contemporary artists we feature can be renowned or young emerging artists, an eclectic choice, bringing unique perspectives and varied universes. Each work is an invitation to explore new dimensions of artistic expression. Our collection of paintings covers a wide range of artistic movements, from abstract and expressionist to figurative and hyper-realistic. We have taken care to include details on each painting visual, such as the dimensions, the support, the techniques used (oil, acrylic, watercolour, etc.) and the price, so that you can have a precise idea of your purchase. For businesses and the self-employed, under the price you'll find the minimum monthly rent for a lease purchase.

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  • AMEY

    Born in 1968, Amey is a French painter. Coming from an unconventional background, Amey has been pursuing her artistic work for many years, but it was only later in life that she decided to fully dedicate herself to it. She explores numerous subjects, all revolving around humanity, social relationships, and nature.

    Her work on the earth and its seasons delves into what lies beneath our feet, giving it a prominent place. Beneath the human constructions and their infinite repetitions over time lies the earth, the one that nourishes, inspires, and grounds us in reality.

    Amey starts with a figurative representation but moves towards abstraction, thus juxtaposing the quantifiable and the non-quantifiable, the nameable and the apprehensible, the concrete and its representations.

    Her mixed technique, incorporating materials such as earth, marble powder, and cotton, lends her work a surprising and luminous texture..

    The gallery's words

    What seduced us in Amey's work is the strength that emerges from each canvas, a universe that speaks of the human, without showing it. Amey does not define herself as an artist, she prefers to say that she paints her emotions, the knife has replaced the pen and the canvas the paper. Amey often paints in reaction to events, so she can vary the subjects even if her favourite terrain remains the human. It is this very work that led us to represent her, her works resemble her, few words but the essential is said.

  • BASSOT Sophie
    Sophie Bassot melts into nature, generously opening her arms and welcoming it in all simplicity. Her painting is an adjustment to life. Sophie paints, interprets and suggests without ever interfering between the work and the viewer, letting the landscape come to her. Concerned with the very essence of freedom, the artist ensures that her work remains free of any intention; she is merely its messenger.
    Sophie's work becomes a window onto the future. Using essential lines, she captures elementary forms, transitions or passages, towards the eternal search for tranquillity. The artist thanks nature for its immense, protective, generous and spiritual guidance. For the artist, the landscape is a silent painting, a state of suspension.
    "By learning to look at it, I discovered my true nature, and it is my interpreter" SB
    The painting stands as an idea rather than an object, the place for intuitions and structures on which her thoughts are organised. Mastery and letting go are combined in a spiritual dance, as Sophie brings out the nuances and features of her landscapes in successive layers, a meticulous construction that respects time and the rhythm of the elements.
    Sophie Bassot's large-format paintings have found their way into many collections, and two of her works were recently purchased by the Musée de St Florent Auzonet.

    The gallery's words

    Quite simply, it's an encounter where the work and the artist become one. It's a moment of simplicity between confidences and laughter, a joie de vivre driven by an inner spiritual life. Sophie Bassot is generous and filled with a sense of accomplishment. The entrance to the studio is magical, and I'm moved by the light, which magnifies the landscapes hanging on the walls or stored on the floor. Silence is the order of the day, and a space of contemplation is instantly created. The place is a reflection of the artist: warm, open and intimate. You just want to sit back and let yourself be contemplated.
  • P.BROSSEAU Raoul
    Raoul P. Brosseau is from Brittany (France). Perhaps you guessed it? Certainly, the Bretons have this ability to talk about what is essential to them, the ocean.  They live with the water, become one with the elements, blend into the aquatic environment. Raoul P.Brosseau has inherited a strong character from them and with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, he paints childhood memories on pine lined beaches. Swimmers rewrite history, sometimes lying a little to make it more beautiful than it was.
    "Water is an element where you forget yourself, where you disappear. When we swim, we are no longer just ourselves but one with it. Time no longer exists. And when you come out of it, there's still that mysterious little smile on my swimmers' faces, at once disillusioned and satisfied. »
    So if Raoul P. Brosseau has always been swimming, he has also been painting since his early childhood. Drawings then paintings but it remains a pleasure of the lost hours. Raoul becomes a teacher, bookseller, journalist, press attaché, does communication, plays the ukulele in a band, writes detective stories... A busy literary and artistic life, then encouraging encounters allow him to participate in his first exhibitions. The artist will imagine this passage as follows: "as one jumps from a diving board a little too high, to realize delighted that everything is going well" the artist then devotes himself fully to the painting that has accompanied him all his life.
    His work revolves around mixed media, acrylic. A mixture of flat and relief, bright or gray colors. Contrast is one of the keys of his expression, like a shift that you don't expect.
    Today, for less than ten years, Raoul P. Brosseau has participated in many artistic events, has exhibited in several galleries, particularly in the west of France.
    And Raoul P. Brosseau is happy.

    Words from the gallery

    Raoul P. Brosseau contacted me by email during the period of confinement, a good time to think and start new projects. I discovered with great pleasure his element, his universe and this nascent perplexity in front of his works. I liked it very much but I did not give an immediate answer as the period was not really suitable for the integration of a new artist. One week later Raoul P. Brosseau called me, I felt a joy of life, a complete and complex journey and a real desire to establish a relationship of trust. The decision was made immediately and despite this period that was nailing us to the house, we wanted to start this new collaboration without delay while waiting to meet each other.

    2020, exhibition
  • CARBONNE Benjamin
    Benjamin Carbonne was born in 1970 in Saint Martin d'Hères, Isère. A self-taught artist, he delved into this art at the age of 20, using it to "speak" about what disturbs or moves him, sometimes expressing his own violence, that of others, or of the world, ultimately making room within himself for something else.
    In his pursuit of knowledge, Benjamin Carbonne seized an opportunity to study anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine. Today, he is liberated from the technical aspect of anatomy and is purely spontaneous and emotional in his expression.
    The artist often depicts tormented beings; this period of his work will focus on faces that are sometimes gentle and sensitive, but also frequently torn, ripped, or distorted by pain, outcry, or the need for expression.
    In 2004, he co-founded the contemporary art workshop "Interférences" with Antonio Rodriguez Yuste (poet and painter), expanding their collaboration to include Stéphane Carbonne (sculptor, painter, singer).
    Specific artworks have marked Benjamin's evolution: in 2007, the creation of a 50-meter-long fresco at the Rivesaltes camp gave new meaning to his approach and guided him in understanding his "place" as an artist within history. In 2009, the commission of a "Pieta" led Benjamin to approach his work on the body in a different way.
    After intensely exploring the expression of what could be most raw, most deeply wounded within himself and humanity, Benjamin naturally embarks on a new path, focusing on other bodies or faces, revealing their full power through a contrast of depths and lightness, of pictorial precision and spaces of the imagination.
  • DONEAU Agnès

    Agnès Doneau was born in 1967 in Angers. From her childhood, precursor signs manifested, foreshadowing an exceptional artistic journey that would mark her life and open horizons laden with a past to rewrite. The artist shared with us the very first "sign": "On that day, the weather was splendid at the beginning of November. I was playing on the porch when suddenly I heard the announcement of Pasolini's assassination on the radio. The journalist's voice is still vivid in my memory. I was eight years old. I stopped for a few seconds and felt the weight of generations, a feeling of death difficult to explain... 'a bit of time in its pure state.'"

    As a child, Agnès Doneau spent her time scrutinizing the faces of those around her in search of what she calls "a little moment of truth." Initiated by her mother into drawing, colors, and the beauty of things, she also received a precious legacy from her two grandfathers, the cinematic image. The discovery of Pasolini's work at the age of 15 was a real shock and had a considerable impact on her life and graphic work.

    Agnès Doneau pursued studies in fine arts to perfect her technique and continued with art history as part of an ERASMUS project that allowed her to discover the restoration site of the Duomo di Firenze, which was a "revelation" for her. She then specialized in painting restoration at the International University of Restoration in Florence and later passed the aggregation. Her profession as an art restorer allowed her to travel not only to splendid countries like Italy and the Middle East but also, for about twenty years, inside a painting, a fresco, to discover a story, the traces of thought in action, and thus engage in a conversation spanning centuries.

    The ultra-fine brush of a Restorer No. 1 gave way to a spalter, allowing her to throw herself body and soul into immense canvases and devote herself more to painting.

    Sensitive to Kierkegaard's notion of "repetition," her paintings in the first series of bodies seize the drawings of the Renaissance and Mannerism to infuse them with another life in a timeless space. It is no longer the drawing that takes precedence but indeed the painting, the gesture... This notion of repetition is beautiful because it affirms that the past experience is always a possibility. There is a reprise; the present seizes the past and the future... this timelessness is not reached through a nostalgic return to a bygone past but through a movement towards the future, a projection forward, a "remembering forward."

    The choice of her subjects generally stems from an emotional, cinematographic, musical, literary shock, such as Gaudé's Eldorado, which was the trigger - a true awakening to the world - for her series on "Exiles." Literature anticipated what she would discover with horror in Sicily during a project. This vision of lost, stunned men has haunted her, making her realize that art in general cannot abstract itself from the tremors of the world...

    "I see literature and restoration as an immense palimpsest, the world's memory, an infinite and dizzying sequence of quotations, permutations, recreations, reinterpretations, successive interventions across time."

    Other sources of inspiration, such as the opening credits of Andrei Tarkovsky's "Ivan's Childhood," Kafka's works, films by Kurosawa, Dreyer, Erice, Kiarostami, Welles, Sokourov, Fellini, P. Pasolini, the Taviani brothers, or Nemec's striking film "Diamond Wedding," were the origin of a series on "movement" - the escape related to migrants... all sharing a poetic and spiritual power, where choreography, ritual, and ceremony are omnipresent.

    For Agnès Doneau, expressiveness does not only come through representation but through plasticity, gesturality. The gesture reveals itself, adds a dimension, an additional meaning to the painting. The rapid, nervous gesture emphasizes movement, direct action on the canvas without a sketch, allowing her to get to the essential. "What fascinates me is the staging, how the canvases respond to each other. The images are assembled like sequences, shots to recreate a dynamic whole, a sort of timeless ballet transcribed in the pictorial field."

    The signs: "To tell you that my life has been scattered with small signs that I have more or less captured. In Venice in 1990, I feel this moment of eternity facing the Correr Museum; six years later, I restore the frescoes and trompe l'oeil of the Museum... The day after the Fenice fire in 1996, I still feel that time weighing on me as I look at the window opening onto emptiness. In 2002, I restored the decorative ornament of the Theater... I could multiply examples."

    Some restorations:

    Hagia Sophia – Istanbul – Turkey (Mosaics)
    The Great Mosque of the Umayyads – Syria (Mosaics)
    Villa of the Mysteries – Pompeii (Frescoes)
    Museo S. Marco – Florence
    Palazzo Medici-Riccardi – Florence
    Museo Correr – Venice
    Teatro della Fenice – Venice

    Exhibitions:

    Gallery 360 Florence "Literature and Cinema" - Florence
    Temple of Taste "The Exiles" Nantes
    Contemporary Art Center 'One Way' Angers
    Fine Arts Museum/Palais de l'Europe "The Aesthetics of the Body" - Menton
    Depardieu Gallery "Urban Solitude" - Nice
    Contemporary Art Center "Conversation on Homer" Angers

    Discover the eXhibition 2024 at Bouillon d'art - Bordeaux

    Gallery Words

    In September 2023, Agnès Doneau sent me an email to introduce me to her work. From the first look at her catalog, I held my breath, wondering what the next page could still reveal to me. Dynamism, music, score, literature—her plastic work has great musicality, strong messages that carry me away through the works. I contacted her by phone, excited about the idea of representing her. Everything is simple; as a humanist artist, she is in perfect harmony with her work, and there is a genuine desire for collaboration on both sides. I proposed an exhibition with sculptor Val Carr-Ortolan in January 2024. Both artists marvel at each other's works and are delighted to exhibit together. The harmony is perfect, and Agnès enters the gallery for our greatest pleasure.
  • FISCHER Jean-Christophe
    Born in 1971, Jean Christophe FISCHER is passionate by painting since an early age. Not finding the depth of soul that he was looking for, he stoped painting at 20 years old and turned to music, dance. Jean Christophe became percussionist and worked for ten years with great masters.
    "François Kokelaere made me gain 20 years of research, I owe him a lot."
    More than 10 years of observation, and encounters, enable him to mature his painting, to tap into the dark realities of life, feeling deep within himself altruistic feelings which he fully realizes. The artist finally gets back to brushes and tries out the abstract...but to his surprise it is the human who appears to him.
    "I didn't see it coming, it was a discovery, the material made me feel my deep resonance. So, as an insidious analysis, I went to meet myself...I must explore everything..."
    The man became his favorite subject. Mirror of the soul, his painting reveals a humanity full of doubts, questions, uncertainties...the face that appears on the canvas expresses the loneliness of the human being, his pain, his anguish. Yesterday and today these many faces could also be those of tomorrow. All these eyes scan us, follow us and we still hear them when we walk away. Ths is the deafening and disturbing truth.

    The gallery's words

    Even before the creation of the gallery I was irretrievably drawn to the works of Jean-Christophe Fischer. My first artistic "meeting" was done via an art magazine, I could not take my eyes off those eyes that were scrutinizing me ! Disturbing, certainly, but so captivating! In 2013 I decided to contact and to offer him a collaboration, without really thinking that he would accept, we were a young gallery and he already had a good representation and a great reputation. His "yes" was for me an unexpected gift, I was finally able to share my these patingins that I love. Since 2014 I made you discover his universe and invited you to follow him in his creation. Jean-Christophe is a committed person who favors human relationships, a common point that connects us and strengthens us in our collaboration.
  • HALFTERMEYER Hellen

    Born in 1980 in Lille, Hellen Halftermeyer did not first consider sharing her artworks as an artist, as if the mere fact of living her life was in itself an artistic act rather disheveled and often unconventional.

    Not long ago, it clicked, doing Art of Living was no longer enough, she now concentrates her creative energy on the creation of sensitive works in which the human figure is preeminent and more recently the animal world and in particular the birds that she enjoys observing every day.
    No matter the medium, there is a closeness in the way she paints and carves. Expressionist deconstruction of academic codes, sometimes furious, emanates tension and emotion.

    The gallery's words

    We discovered Hellen Halftermeyer's paintings in 2017. The  aroused emotions were so strong that we quickly contacted the artist. After some interesting exchanges about her very personal approach to painting we were convinced to present her work in the gallery. A first meeting with the artist, followed a few months later by an artistic proposal, gave meaning to our future collaboration. In April 2018, the first paintings of Hellen arrived and it was a real pleasure to discover these works of extreme sensitivity. Hellen joins the artists of the gallery and brings a feminine touch, mysterious, deep, to the intense work already presented in gallery. In perfect harmony with the spirit of the gallery we follow her work with great interest.

    Michel Lagrange wrote a poem "Mysterious" inspired by a work by Hellen
    "Appearance passage between two of life
    Moving universe
    Spiritual stained glass
    Without the partitions of a low-level lead
    In this great ocean dream
    A woman's impression evanescent
    Emerge ... "

    Discover 2023 exhibition

    Discover 2019 exhibition
  • MAIR Kurt
    Born in 1954 in Germany, Kurt Mair studied art in Germany at the Ecole Supérieure de Pédagogie in Lörrach from 1978 to 1983, before deciding to study art history, archaeology and Japonology at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg for 4 years. From 1987 to 1990 he completed his studies at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, where he specialised in the graphic arts and studied engraving and lithography. After 5 years working for a graphic arts studio in Colmar, Kurt Mair decided to set up as a painter in 1996. He paints, engraves and draws on lithographic stone and regularly exhibits his work in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, etc.) and Indonesia.
    For Kurt Mair, the body is the expression of an intensity and an intimacy that vary according to the space he chooses to show its interiority or purpose: "There is a kind of vocabulary of the body, an imaginary alphabet that speaks to me in an expression that can be immediate or unconscious". KM
    Between humour and even irony, Kurt Mair's works go beyond the Tuscan palette of Italian colours to reveal the moment, the artist puts technique at the service of the moment, allowing himself to be caught up in the contemporary world in which he is rooted.
    Certain themes recur in his work: "still lifes", "Stilleben" in German, which literally means "silent life", more precise in his sense than the French form, and nudes or portraits inspired by the painters of the Italian Renaissance and the German Expressionists. Kurt Mair lays claim to his masters, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Fernand Khnopff and Egon Schiele, whose works he has studied, while he works on proposing a vision of the unfinished, with energy, doubt and awareness.

    The gallery's words

    Kurt contacted me by email in September 2023. I was initially taken aback by his contemporary vision of the characters and this abolition of the time vector. The eras rub shoulders, clash, complement and index each other, seeming to converge on the present moment. The line then takes its rightful place and emerges from the canvas in the midst of this subtle, harmonious and controlled palette, linking the characters and replacing time. I loved this homage to the painters of the Renaissance, placed in the context of our times and our everyday lives. Humour and irony, between a visionary rendering and a shift in our societies, the artist questions the visitor.
  • MANAT
    Born at the beginning of the 90 in one of the biparental families of the Marne, Manat has always been interested in the soundscape and Brazilian percussion.
    He creates his first black metal band (Extreme Daniel Radcliffe Band) at the age of 15 and obtains his diploma at the music conservatory of Reims, specialized in drums.The band enjoyed some success due to the energetic performance on stage, and, during 10 years, he toured across France, from underground bars to national music festivals.But, as a result of cardiovascular discomfort caused by the absorption of a large amount of aspirin, Manat decides to turn the pate « Rock’n roll » of his life.

    He definitively changed his way of life, and rented a workshop in west Montpellier to devote himself to his new creative passion, painting.
    Real emotional choc, he then decides to make it his profession  as autodidacte.
    Manat still lives and works in the south of France, with this particular light, that the artist know so well.
    His work becomes a great success, recognizable to his portraits of humanized monkeys on abstract background. Treating the themes of his youth, tattoos and rock n roll, and other more classical univers on various medium.
    When asked the question : « Does the semantics of your work emancipate itself constantly from an academic analysis, or even a primordial rejection of the limit that underlies your work? » He answers « yes » in all simplicity, because he is a simple man first and foremost.

    The gallery’s words

    I discovered Manat’s work on the web, amused and caught by this work that represents humains attitude and comportement in gorillas and monkeys, we got in touch and met each other. I met an artist who takes real pleasure in exploring and provoking through his creation. Manant does not taking himself seriously, he is in the amusement and fun, which ended up convincing me if I still needed to be convinced.
  • MARCEL Pascal

    Born in 1964 in Montélimar, Pascal Marcel is a self-taught artist. He began his first exhibitions in 1980. It was in 1993 that he decided to dedicate himself entirely to painting and moved towards abstract work. He definitively embraced figurative art during his 5-year stay in Mexico, where he participated in numerous exhibitions. He returned with a plethora of vivid and warm colors. Emotion lies at the heart of Pascal Marcel's work. His canvases do not lie, but act as a mirror where we are free to add our own story and experiences. Initially, the artist faithfully depicted scenes of real life with touching honesty, portraying humanity with admirable tenderness. His works reveal the faces of the night, the wounded of life, the lost souls of early mornings, but also the joy of childhood and the simple pleasures of everyday life. Then came the Covid period, during which the artist retreated into his studio, and a new message emerged in his work: birds in the sky, more abstract and distant characters began to appear. It is with this mastery of the abstract that Pascal takes us on a journey into a new vision of the world. The palette shifts, nuances, but tenderness and emotion remain ever-present. In Pascal's work, each painting is a composition of abstract paintings that merge together to form a unified whole.

    The words of the gallery

    I discovered the works of Pascal Marcel a few years ago on a show. The extraordinary palette of colors holds the attention, then the magic operates. A great sensitivity, scenes of daily life, tenderness, curiosity, everything is mixed in us and the look continues to be lost in the work.
    It took more than 6 years for us to finally meet and make you discover his work.
    Sincere and very kind, the artist reveals a part of him through a prism, situations put in paintings that question us. We invite you to dive without restraint into the world of Pascal Marcel.

  • MASSCHELEIN Tony
    Tony Masschelein is a French painter born in Roubaix in the north of France in 1973. Since his childhood he has had a passion for the visual arts and is interested in comic books. During his college years, he learned to master the pencil through the portraits he sketched of his teachers in his school notebooks.
    Tony Masschelein discovers painting in museums and becomes impregnated with its mystery, the artistic part of his being does not cease to reveal itself but Tony Massechelin is also a traveller and little by little the call of new horizons is felt. He began by going to Paris where he met many people who intensified his desire to discover the world. Tony Masschelein then began to alternate his first jobs with longer and longer trips for several years. He felt a vital need to go and meet other cultures, and he discovered India, Thailand and South-East Asia in particular. The successive trips became initiatory journeys, and Tony discovered Buddhism and the path to self-realisation. Several meditative retreats in monasteries contributed to finding the rightness of his inner self. These long stays on the edge of the world, his view at a fair distance developed by a self-confidence built up through encounters, will enable him in 2005 to realise his childhood dream, the brush finally becomes his profession, he invests his studio.
    For Tony, painting is a game of colours, materials and lights, the subject becomes the support for an artistic expression that he wants to be free. He opens up to the work of Zao Wou Ki and his spiritual abstractions because for Tony Masschelein painting is a score, it has its own musicality and borders on an initiatory experience. He is passionate about composition, form becomes a pretext for creation. Tony Masschelin defines himself as a painter of the end of the 19th century who likes to mix writings. He creates portraits with fascinating looks that reveal the interiority of the being, question, keep the mystery, destabilize through the palette that remains the artist's guide throughout the creation:
    "Painting is a rhythmic interweaving of musical pages" T.M
    Tony Masschelein has always put painting on a pedestal, it is both the mystery and the mirror of the soul, it is the invisible.
    Portraits, landscapes, still lifes, abstractions... Tony Masschelin forbids himself nothing, the subject is only a pretext for expression, freedom takes precedence, the composition is born, the visitor's gaze is disturbed, emotion is more than ever present.

    The gallery's words

    The encounter with Tony's work came about through a colleague who was exhibiting his portrait work at the Lille Salon in 2023. Captivating...more than that, Tony's paintings are disturbing, mysterious, overwhelming. One immediately perceives an extreme sensitivity, an ability to pierce the soul buried behind faces that might seem academic and yet are not. The subsequent discovery of nudes and still lifes provoked the same sensation, a part of the intimate, the play of light, of materials in a bright palette that transport us to the heart of the subject, the gaze moves from the outside to the inside of the scene. Then the meeting of the artist, passionate and discreet, open and modest, who speaks of his painting with all his being. I am happy to share with you this favorite, which far from merging with artistic trends, puts the spotlight back on the great painters of the 19th century who would observe our contemporaries.
  • MONJO Nicolas
    After looking for his own path for a long time, Nicolas Monjo discovered painting at the age of twenty. Selfthaught, he developed his own technique  and allows him to play with the medium, offering a very personal style. The human figure is at the center of his work. His subjects often evolve in fantastic univers, and are not without any resemblance to the society and the world around us.
    The characters are locked up, crushed by the frame of the painting, they present a difficulty which makes us leave our condition, of the transcendence, in a violent and anxiogenic society which does not always allow us to break free. The "dominant / dominated" relationship is often evoked and the recurring figure of fish here is the ultimate expression. A palette of soft and dark color at the same time, creates a singular atmosphere.

    The words of the gallery

    Nicolas Monjo contacted  the gallery to present his artworks. I immediately perceived his technicality and went straight into his world. Seduced by the subject and his vision of the world, his artworks touched me. The first encounter with the artist, friendly and simple, achieved to convince me. Nicolas Monjo is genuine and sincere in his work, he does not really explain what led him to paint but recognizes the absolute necessity to create. With a true artistic soul, he prefers to stay in his studio and let others talk about his work. Nicolas brings a different touch in the gallery and joins the artists with a marked identity and a beautiful personality.


  • REHEISSER Thomas
    Born in 1977, Thomas Reheisser lives in a family environment that is conducive to the art he discovers as a whole. Two superb perspectives stand out for him as a matter of course: music and drawing. As long as he remembers, Thomas has always held a brush without allowing him to express himself fully. As soon as he graduated from high school, Texunion spotted his pencil stroke and recruited him, he designed for it the collections of this mythical brand until 2000, when the company closed. Thomas Reheisser then decided to resume his studies in music and became a teacher at the Mulhouse and Colmar conservatories. Passionate about the guitar, he expresses and transmits through the strings what the brush has not expressed for a long time. Then it was the shock, the trigger, he met Christophe Hohler, a famous plastic pianist. Thomas returns free, free to express through drawing, through painting. His first work, after all these years of silence, is simply breathtaking. Power, depth, maturity, Thomas has found his artistic expression.

    Thomas Reheisser became known for his expressionist work, which already revealed, to those observant enough, his attraction to abstraction. He approached the material from a radiographic angle, revealing successive layers, scratched, foregrounding transparency and texture. In 2023, his move to the south of France became a catalyst; he began painting marine landscapes using earth pigments, thereby anchoring his work in reality. Timeless, sublime, and introspective, Thomas's compositions are illuminated by inks and contrasts
    Unable to match it, we will quote Lionel Bamond, writer, discovering Thomas' works "Impossible to control the emotion by punching the stomach... In the hollow of these wandering and gushing creatures of a night of carbon, I guess, pell-mell, the blurring of Jean-Jacques Henner, the lighting of Caravaggio, the ink of Soulage, the solitude of Bacon".

    The gallery’s words

    3 photos in an email and a modest, almost shy presentation. Thomas Reheisser contacted me, a name I will never forget. The first visual haunts me, the second captivates me, the third decides me. Our exchanges are simple, the artist is in line with the message, modest, simple and generous.


    2021, exhibition

    2024, exhibition





  • RONEL Christophe
    Christophe Ronel was born in 1964 in Rouen, Normandy. In a city imbued with painting, he had the privilege of growing up alongside his father, the landscape painter Marcel Laquay. Thus, from a very young age, Christophe Ronel absorbed this medium which he would never abandon. At the age of 10, he began to showcase his first paintings, and by 14, he was participating in collective exhibitions at the Rollin Gallery in Rouen, which also exhibited his father’s works. Then, at 17, the gallery offered him his first solo exhibition, an event Christophe speaks about with great emotion.
    His exhibitions unfolded naturally, from Parisian salons to the Salon des Artistes Français at the Grand Palais, where he won the Gold Medal and the Grand Prize in 1993. Subsequently, his encounter with Suzanne Tarasiève, a prominent gallerist from Barbizon, proved to be decisive, marking the start of a collaboration spanning over 18 years.
    An agrégé in fine arts, Christophe Ronel has also been teaching since 1990 at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et Métiers d'Arts Olivier de Serres in Paris. The artist divides his time between his studio, the school, and travel, a rich combination that complements each other and serves as a source of inspiration.
    Christophe Ronel began with landscape painting under the guidance of his father, then his work gradually traversed the influences of Fauvism, Expressionism, and the CoBrA movement, all under the influence of the free figuration of the late 1980s. From the early 1990s to 1993, large formats appeared, art brut came into play, the palette narrowed, and writing made its entrance, a path began to take shape. From 1993 to 1994, underlying figuration resurfaced but in a different way, and writing evolved. It was in the mid-1990s that the “Ronel spirit” took form, an artistic style nourished by travel, literature, and encounters. The artist would say that "the ultimate goal remains painting," with subjects posed, everything is yet to be done. Thus began a work of internalization, interpretation, and recomposition to recreate an artistic whole where narration takes the lead.
    Christophe Ronel loves to be surprised, to seek out possibilities, to explore new compositions, to make shifts. He blends places, cultures, objects, everything is infinitely reinvented. What is less known is the importance of literature and words, which are inseparable from the creative process for the artist. The story continues from painting to painting, even incorporating the title of the work into the heart of the material. Books hold great importance; Christophe spontaneously cites "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino, "My Name is Red" by Orhan Pamuk, as well as the literature of the Maghreb and Japan, entire worlds to discover, cultures to explore, words and calligraphies to master.
    For over thirty years, more than one 120 solo exhibitions have been dedicated to him, both in France and abroad, in galleries, cultural centers, and museums in Paris, Lille, Amiens, Le Touquet, La Baule, Rouen, Barbizon, Brest, Chartres, Grenoble, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Saint Jean De Luz, Saint Malo, Brussels, Casablanca, Marrakech, Sousse, Hanover, Palm Beach, Singapore, and Tokyo. His paintings have notably been exhibited at the Château de Vascoeuil, the Abbey of Cercanceaux, the Palais Bénédictine of Fécamp, the Hôtel de Région in Rouen, the Archives of Chartres, the General Council of Seine Maritime, the Brittany Ferries collection, and at museums in Nice, the Bourdelle Museum in Paris, the Postal Museum in Paris, the Fine Arts Museum in Le Havre, Louviers, Châteauroux, Chartres, Brive, Aix-en-Provence, Girona, Sarajevo, Shanghai, the Art and Culture Center in Taegu, Korea, the Museum of Sarria, Spain, in Japanese museums in Matsumoto, Fukuoka, Nagano, the International Forum in Tokyo, the Aoyama Spiral Hall in Tokyo, the National Museum of China in Beijing, and the National Chinese Museum in Tianjin, as well as the National Museum of Taiwan.
    Collections:
    • Musée de Nice
    • Fondation Compagnie Générale des Eaux
    • Ville de Boulogne-Billancourt
    • Conseil Général de Seine Maritime
    • French Cultural Centers in Casablanca and Marrakech
    • Museum of Sarajevo
    • Brittany Ferries Company
    • Cap Gemini
    • Fondation Plage pour l'art
    • Liquitex Laboratory, Le Mans
    • Musée Daubigny, Auvers sur Oise
    • Fondation OVALTO
    Private Collections: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Morocco, Lebanon, United States, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, China, Singapore, Japan, United Arab Emirates
    Awards and Commissions:
    • 1991: Prix Arletty, selected for the endowment
    • 1992: Invited to the Grand Prix of Contemporary Art, Monaco
    • 1993: Gold Medal and Grand Prix at the Salon des Artistes Français, Paris
    • 1994: Selected for France-Japan, exhibited in 12 cities in Japan organized by L’Oeil magazine and Nippon Television
    • 1998: Commissioned to paint the “Jules Verne Trophy” for Cap Gemini, Paris
    • 2004: Rugale Michailov Prize from the Taylor Foundation
    • 2010: Guest of Honor at the Vincennes Salon
    • 2012: Invited to the Biennale Off, Park Hyatt, Al Maaden Golf - Marrakech
    • Monumental works at the Marrakech Biennale, headquarters of the Alliances group, Casablanca
    • 2014: Guest of Honor at the Salon des Artistes du Marais - Mairie de Paris - 4th arrondissement
    • 2015: Guest of Honor at the Puls’Art Festival - Le Mans
    • Created a 40 m² ceramic mosaic mural for the Moroccan Ministry of Culture - Historical Documentation Center of Essaouira
    • 2018: Invited to the Kunst Doc Contemporary Art Festival in ULSAN - South Korea
    • “Tribute to Marcel Duchamp” - Homage to the Norman ready-maker - Galerie de l’Hôtel de ville, Rouen
    • 2022: Adolphe Gumery Prize from the Taylor Foundation awarded to a traveling painter

    Words from the gallery

    It was 15 years ago, and I haven’t forgotten. While visiting the Lille Art Fair, I discovered Christophe Ronel’s paintings around a corner. Intrigued, I approached and entered this dreamlike world, losing myself in it. All my comings and goings brought me back to his work. Fifteen years later, and to my great delight, we are finally working together. It is an emotion as fresh as the first day that I wish to share with you.
  • ROUSSELET Joëlle
    Expressionist artist, Joëlle Rousselet is a link revealer. Her work highlights what unites man and nature. « It’s a Landscape of souls where a score is played, at once mineral and organic, human and animal ». To look at his characters and faces are at the same time material, temporality and history. Like the archaeologist discovering the human remains that reveal his history to the world, the viewer delights in this plunge into the source of life. Joëlle Rousselet paints the connections, the movement, the molts. It plays an emotional back and forth between the elements of nature and its creations, a way to connect with the « living ».

    The gallery's words

    I discovered the paintings of Joëlle Rousselet during an art Fair in 2020, She was exhibited by a colleague whose artistic sensivity I appreciate. Immersed in the « soul » of one of her paintings exhibited I had the chance to meet the artist. Joëlle has a great sensitivity and humility, and she speaks of her work with great simplicity and reserve. In 2021 Joëlle joins the artists of the gallery !


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