Arno SEBBAN-Willer (born in 1975) graduated from the National Superior School of Industrial Creation Workshops in 2000. He evolves between design and sculpture, form and fonction. Researcher, he enjoys playing with the feelings, the unconscious of anyone who encounters one of its objects. His works are born from mixtures of materials and ideas that inhabit his world. His research seeks to translate the movements of heaviness and lightness. Forms such facts to be looked at and touched the body, causing canal intercourse. The current work explores the body and their associated shadows. Of elongated shapes, fluid characterize his work on the crowds.
Independent designer since 2002, he collaborated with Saint Gobain, l'esprit & le vin, Lanvin, Lexon, Richard SA, Hediard, MHL distribution, Pictogramme and sees his sculptures incorporate ARP museum collections and private collections. He exhibited at the exhibition of contemporary art in Hamburg (2006), theChristofle museum (2008), Art in Chicago (2008)...
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The artworks of Arno were presented to us by one of his friends who, while traveling in Bordeaux, visited us. The work done on the shadows projection aroused my curiosity and I went to deepen the approach of the artist. Always dynamic and open, Arno offered to work with us but we did not introduce his work until 2 years later because there were few pieces available, the artist being "victim" of his success. For several years now we have the privilege of making you discover his work that always meets the public. Neat works, Arno continues to create contemporary sculptures that play with shapes, materials, shadows and allow everyone a personal appropriation.
Artigas Planas, spanish sculptor born in 1960, graduate Fine Arts in 1985 teaches sculpture since 1988 in one of the best art school in Barcelona.
His characters slide, dream, watch, listen, sit or cry but never get their foot estal. The "Woman" reproduced to infinity because she is infinite entrust the artist. Artigas Planas puts women to honor and accept the pairing of colors ranging from blue-green to red.
For the artist the composition is not limited to the bronze, it goes beyond and takes its wider universe. Artigas Planas locates his work in space, in the matter, it component bases of iron or corten, sometimes imposing but always harmonious. From the wall to the base sculpture, the artist creates tirelessly.
Artigas Planas incorporated many collections and continues to be present in Spain but also in Denmark, Norway, Germany, Belgium and France.
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A few years ago, I was facing Joan's sculptures at a show in Nîmes. Seeing that my eyes did not leave his stand, the gallerist who represented him came to talk to me about his work and offered me to introduce me the artist who was to come on the show. It only took us a few minutes to establish this bond of trust that characterizes our relationship. Since 2012 Joan's "little ladies" live in the gallery and make the happiness of our customers. A beautiful recognition for this artist who will see in 2018 one of his sculptures, represent the city of Talence through "City envy". His monumental sculpture will welcome you at Les Halles de Talence (33).
Patrick BERTHAUD is a French sculptor born in Chambéry (France) in 1968. A discreet and patient artist, Patrick Berthaud works mainly with bronze, resins, stone and terracotta.
Since a young age, he turned to sculpture to which he devoted himself completely. He begins by working mainly on the sites of the Cathedrals, within the framework of the Historical Monuments. In 1998, he was accepted as a Stone Sculptor Companion.
In January 2001, he creates his studio and divides his time between contemporary creation, commissions and training.
The works submitted to the artist's interrogations about human nature, its strengths, its weaknesses, its emotions, and its limits. His assured gesture reflects a high technical mastery. Each of his sculptures seem to emerge from an underlying questioning, they carry messages.
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Patrick Berthaud was traveling to Bordeaux when he came to visit the Gallery. He felt in harmony in the artistic universe that we represented and discussed with Juliette a possible collaboration. My first meeting with the artist was his portfolio that he gave us.When I discovered "Contact", the crush was immediate. From this sculpture emanates a surprising power that freezes the moment. Patrick Berthaud realizes many monumental sculptures, he masters his art without losing emotion and sensitivity. After a few exchanges, we agreed together on a first introduction of his works in the gallery.
After studying in the Art Décoratif school of Limoges, Lucette BRANDY worked for ten years in a creation workshop. She then decided to devote herself to scultpure, and entered her first gallery. Her touching caracters come to life in a very poetic way. The artist offers a benevolent and delicate vision of who we truly are, slightly playful but yet so soft to the eye and the hand. Her works are not caricatures but a dreamlike reflection of our own essence. With our favorite pets, or gazing toward the horizon where hope grows, BRANDY reaches at our hearts and finds what binds us togehter, humanity.
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Lucette Brandy was represented by the Imagine gallery in Bordeaux, I regularly went to admire her work. Her sculptures full of humor and kindness, brought sweetness and joy of living. When Imagine Gallery closed, and offered to represent this artist, I immediately accepted. A few month later I met this artist whose work I appreciated for several years. Lucette is very kind and her work is a reflection of her beautiful personality.
Pierre-Jean Chabert born in 1978, discovers when he was a child, clay modeling in a farmhouse in the south of France, his home region. Then the drawing becomes a privileged means of expression and allows him to give free rein to his imagination. Young adult and in parallel to his studies comedy and body language, he learned only in shaping the land to make heads chimeras that populate his fantastic bestiary. At 24, he worked with a director in a creation of several animated films, the first of which is entitled "Floyd, le saut de lange". That's when a new exploration of the modeling work that began, with the discovery of new materials, polymers such as pasta "Firmo" and "Super Sculpey". Thus Pierre-Jean Chabert begans to shape assiduously, heads, busts and figures, often from a fantasy and science fiction. Through his research, he is close to world unknown to him until then, those of the miniature sculpture and figurine.
At 30, he decided to study the living model. For 3 years, he deepened his pratice with Philippe Seené, He produces nudes, portraits, and animals. He learns the techniques of molding, resin, welding...and realize bronze peaces for his first exhibitions. Thanks to the success, his activity is enriched by private orders and a growing freedom, devoted to his personal creations.
Pierre-Jean is dedicated to what he loves most : let vibrate creativity, sharpen their observation skills and develop critical thinking. He allows us through his works to share its privileged and precious moments of life that every artist needs to be free. Pierre-Jean is one of those artists, shaving, a little crazy, sometimes pensive, which we like see the authenticity and accuracy of the artistic gesture.
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Pierre-Jean and I met on a show in Rennes, his works were facing my stand and I enjoyed for a few days his work. At that time, the gallery did not represent an animal sculptor, a delicate specialty. I liked the fidelity to the animal and its ability to interpret in Pierre-Jean's works. A few months later the artist came to discover the gallery in Bordeaux and entrusted us with his work.
Robert De Sutter, Belgian sculptor born in 1957 in Forest, son of Clement De Sutter jewelrt designer and founder lost wax and small son of the painter Ernest De Sutter, inevitably fell into the world of art. He studied arts and crafts in Brussels in the 70s and refines its training alongside great artists like Rick Poot, Jef Vanturenhout, Pierre Caille, Olivier Leloux...and working different materials : bronze, stone, earth and wax.
In 19777 he met Chantal De Block and both cdreate a foundry lost wax in which they perform the bronze works of many artists. After 20 years of experience as founders, they decide not to devote more than to their own creations. Stylish and refined, the caracters of Robert displayed great restraint. The bronze stretchand settle in breaks of rare elegance where the line and the curve play an essential role, wearing shell, ostrich egg, colored ceramic that cannot fail to emphasize the intrinsic beauty of his work.
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The work of the artist was presented to us by an artist's agent. I was immediately seduced by Robert's "unreal" universe. Figures with simplified silhouettes, simple attitudes, bodies in conversation. The bronze and ceramic alliance brings softness and serenity, an atypical universe that we wanted to share with our collectors.
The human being is the main subject of Elisabeth Dupin Sjöstedt's work. This slender bodies, with suggerated shapes, are in a moving position or static. Their detailed faces reveals a mysterious personnality.
The artist transports us in different times, past or future, real or fantasized.
Clay, faience or sandstone, allors the artist to give life to the characters. Fabric, wood, or even sand are sometimes mixed with the clay. The artist lives in the Val de Marne, in France, and studied at the famous Ecole du Louvre, in Paris. She has won numerous awards.
Elisabeth proposes a walk through singular worlds, and makes us want to imagine new ones, populated by her mystical creations.
« How to deal with our world, if it’s not with the body we live in. Thanks to it, we can see, feel and find out this multiple and magical universe. The faces and the characters I create in clay allows me to explore even more the material but also its essence. While I work on a face, I expect somone to appear. Whenever ot occurs, the spirit and the material get then mixed together, that’s when it makes sense.
Here’s the duality I try every time to define and reunite.
Through this quest, lots of faces and characters come out./ We can’t say wich counrty, which erat hey belong to. But what they have in common is this mysterious humanity, endlessly moveing and animated by the invisible. » Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt
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We often look for new artists, but they sometimes show up to us. Elisabeth Dupin Sjöstedt came to the gallery during a stay in Bordeaux. She felt in her environment and spent time discovering the work of other artists. After a few exchanges she introduced me to her work. Not only did I really appreciate the person, but the discovery of the work was just as interesting. The decision to work together was obvious. Elisabeth has a very sweet universe, in which we feel good immediately. Faces, couples, made of porcelain, express a great delicacy. Elisabeth has brought a touch of sweetness to the gallery and it is always with great pleasure that we discover her new works.
Béatrice Fernando first studied art history before dedicating herself to sculpture. Working the material seems to be a vital need for her, as she gives life to her creations.
Her works are made of a unique material, melting sand, ceramic and sandstone. it allows her to create slender silhouettes with expressive facial features and a raw look.
Béatrice poses on the mankind her piercing eye, probing deep inside every human being.
Well represented on the market, she exhibited in several renowm locations, including one of parisian's most prestigious gallery, on boulevard Saint germain.
She received the bronze medal of Arts, sciences, and Letters in Paris in June 2010. In 2011, she won the gold medal at the 13th international salon of Pezenas.
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Beatrice Fernando introduced me to her world several years ago. Back then, I had already been fascinated by her work that revolved around bullfighting. 2 years ago I crossed it on an art show with new subjects that corresponded more to our artistic orientations. Reserved and friendly, Beatrice has accepted our collaboration proposal and since 2016 we are pleased to represent her work. Beatrice has her own world but also a technique developed, a material of her composition. Her sculptures have an incredible presence that can sometimes be disturbing. Beatrice is one of those sculptors who do not leave anyone indifferent.
A former geometrician who has suppressed his creative energy, David Ferreira knew how to take the risk of devoting himself exclusively to his art, painting, which he taught himself. The growing success of an artist who can no longer contain his creative energies is gradually allowing David Ferreira to wholly devote his time to the practice of his art, splashy paintings of thick and fluorescent acrylics.
Levi dos Santios himself writes : "Ferreira is dazzing, without points of reference or idols.(...) in sum, his production is not painting, it is a mastered fountain". As such, one can consider Ferreira's pictoral instinct as the point of departure of his creation. Totally spontaneous, David Ferreira did not attend art school, yet his works shows no absence of academic structure. His particular structure is merged with the rigor of his mathematical mind.
The painter shows a decided taste for mathematical and geometric sciences whose influence on his pictoral works is clear : signs, unsolvable equations or geometric figures ponctuate his canvases, entering into tension with the quasi-electric luminosity of his colors and his curves.
David Ferreira doesn't paint with a brush : he uses the trowel, the compass or sliding ruler. The variety of materials used as supports, surplus or signals help the artist to continually renew his art, while maintaining real coherence in his artistic development. As a result, the viewer will have no difficulty perceving the aesthetic continuity of different series of works such as "Crayonnade", "Bar Codes", "Toto et sa femme" or "Warholizé".
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We discovered his work in 2010. Intrigued, sometimes perplexed, attracted but still too interrogative it is only a few years later that David joined our artists. A universe that I had to discover, an artist that I had to meet. David takes us into a naive world, joyful, colorful, he does not play the artist, he truly is an artist. With unlimited imagination, every subject, every situation, is a source of creation. David is just like his paintings. Since 2014 we have come to know each other and a great collaboration has been born. David Ferreira was immediately accepted by the Bordelais. In a medical office, a business, in an entrance hall, a living room, a kitchen, David has invested space bringing with him his good mood. In 2018 David Ferreira becomes the artist carrying the values of the "Compagnie Fiduciaire" in Bordeaux. He will produce a work of 8x5m for the head office of the latter which will open next in Bordeaux. A challenge ? yes, David loves it! but also a beautiful collaboration with the company, a work that will be talked about.
Designer, technoplastician, Bertrand Gregoire graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse, And began his career by creating the design agency I.D.forme. member of the OPQDI, administrator of the design center Midi Pyrénées ... He won the Gold award for the Medical Design Excellence Awards of New York in 2008.
Through a subtle contemporary blend of Pop'art and 3D pixelation, the artist proposes here a series of antagonistic busts, opposing their two facial halves, as much by their definitions and their materials, as by their textures and colors.
In this new series he addresses various iconic inspirations, themes that are dear to him; Prehistoric Venus, ancient deities, vanities, while revisiting bestiary registers and other figures of comics and cartoons ...
The artist takes us into a sensitive universe; from the deep blackness of an abrupt matrix to the brilliant brilliancy of the rhinestones, from the implacable modernity of the cube Shape to the sensitivity of the classical volutes gilded with the leaf, as to better express the ambivalence which resides in each of our complex personalities.
So many faces that seem to emanate from their original mold, emerging figures of their concepts, passing from a pixilated virtual sketch to their very real expressiveness.
At the time of the 3D printer and all digital, even though the artist is inspired by it as a postulate of departure, the bill of his works on the other hand, is not less artisanal, in the tradition of modeling and resin cast in his studio, in very limited series, which makes them exceptional pieces.
While conventional sculpture strives to "show" and contemporary art only "demonstrates", the artist's work is part of a contemporary approach, while confirming his deep love for the material.
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Bertrand Grégoire came to present his works in 2012 at the gallery. In line with the ready-made, the artist combined recovery and creation, mixing techniques of diversion and foundry where mechanical parts and spent cans rub shoulders. It was a blow of heart, a really unusual work that we immediately presented in gallery and which was a great success.
Still in research and perfectionist, Bertrand announced a new job that I waited impatiently without knowing what to expect. The surprise was there again and without hesitation I decided to present it to you. Bertrand Grégoire takes a real pleasure in searching, designing, creating this new work shows yet another side of his artistic creation no doubt we will still have good surprises.
On Breton origin, Christine Jamet began his professionel life as a nurse in surgery. A few years later she moved to Canada and she is passionate about sculpture. Christine Jamet follow a long pattern of training, ceramics, foundry and bronze work. It is with great passion she devotes entirely to the creation of his works. Made of clay or bronze, the artist always reserve the same requirement in the interpretation of "wives" or "bulls". Sensuality for women, power for the bulls. The city of Bordeaux and the General Council of Haute Garonne have give her many firts awards
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I knew the work of Christine Jamet as I had discovered it at a colleague and friend's gallery. At the closing of his gallery, he was kind enough to put us in touch because he knew that I appreciated his work. Christine Jamet joined the artists of the gallery at the end of 2016 and we had the pleasure to present to the public her works on bulls and her female bronzes. Christine Jamet works form, beautiful and sensual, for women, imposing curves and suggestive for bulls. From terra-cotta to bronze, the artist chooses her material according to her subject. Our exchanges and our meeting, open and pleasant, allowed us to appreciate and continue the representation of Christine
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Born in the South West of France, JOSEPHA began her carreer as a fashion designer and became a world wide hit. Her encounter with the man who now shares her life, scultpor himslef and professor of Fine Art, will de decisive. She decided to devote herself to sculpture. Even though the theme of women is universal, she has a truly unique way to apprehend it. The aesthetics of her resin and bronze is incomparable. While others hesitate or wonder, JOSEPHA breaks down clichés. Always on the move, sensual or vibrants, her women are adorn with laces and a variety of ornaments. These captivating beauties tranport us in her bold and magical world. Present in the most prestigious galleries, in France, Europe, USA, and Asia, JOSEPHA is a major player in the contemporary art scene.
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Josepha has been represented in Bordeaux for more than 30 years by Galerie Imagine, a gallery that has contributed to her fame and for which she had kept a particular affection. At the closing of the gallery, the manager, colleague and friend, put us in contact to organize the exhibition planned for 2 years on Bordeaux. In 2016, we hosted the first exhibition of Josepha within Bouillon d'art. We enjoyed exhibiting exceptional works and were able to appreciate the artist, her human dimension and her integrity. Since then, we continue our collaboration and always welcome with pleasure her creations. Josepha contributed to the international development of the gallery.
Giorgio Laveri, born in 1950 in Savona, he began his career as an actor and assistant board, director and directed his first film in 1978. Lulled by the cinema, theater and passionate by ceramic, he leads an accomplished artistic life that can only be expressed through diversity. Since 1974 he has written and directed 11 films and 19 theater pieces, including "mariage Bet" winner of the Critics Awards at "home theater" festival in Rome.
Alongside his film career, he held his first solo exhibition of ceramics in Genoa in 1973. In 1985, he created a line of ceramics on the desktop theme to the film and the Banque National of Paris organized an exhibition in the hall of four columns in Milan headquarters. To "Cineceramica" in 1986 - Giorgio Laverie refuses to choose betwenn theater, painting and ceramics, but instead tries to "develop correlations" speaking of cinema through the ceramic. in 1990, he goes further in his research by creating its first play on "ceramic light-movement" in which "actors and ceramics interact on stage on a light choreography".
In 1993 he joined the French Art Mobil group with which he plans a series of events in Italy and France, as signing with Patrick Moya and Véronique Champollion the manifesto of the Artistic Movement Mediterranean, always changing.
In 1996, he founded the department of Mental Health of Genoa, "II Giardino de Mago" with which he produced a series of works related to theater and experimental film.
Total is more than 200 events between cinema, theater shows and exhibitions.
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I discovered "The lipstick" of Giorgio on a show in Paris in 2012, This remarkable work, hid an artist of great sensitivity to the atypical course. I met Giogio a few hours later on the stand and left with his works. This confidence given spontaneously touched me a lot. A few years have allowed us to know each other better and to find as much pleasure working together. Giorgio offers contemporary works, objects of life that take meaning and life in his hands.
Could artistic expression be considered as Valerie's "raison d'être" ? As far back as Valerie Marty can remember, artistic expression has always been a part of her universe and has had a lot to do with the person she has become.
"My first contact with sculpture draws on the scars of suffering, the rejection of a frail body but heavy legs...my period of reconstruction. For over ten years I have been modeling women's bodies. Nowadays I'm looking for ligntness, gaiety...I push the model to the extreme, manipulating the body, twisting it, leading it towards its ultimate limit. I abstract the unnecesary details and concentrate on the emotion. The technique has evolved. Clay has given way to coloured resin and the piece is worked to create slender lines. I try to make my approach contemporary and modern.
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I knew the work of Valérie Marty has I had already discovered it at art fairs and at a colleague and friend's art gallery in Bordeaux. At the closing of his gallery, he was kind enough to put us in touch with what lead to a new collaboration. Valérie Marty joined the artists of the gallery at the end of 2016 and brought a note of cheerfulness with her colored and curvy birdys. I discovered an artist of great sensitivity, creativity and perfectionism. We agreed quickly and it is with great pleasure that we continue our collaboration.
Born 1957, Mirogi discovered sculptures in 1999 in the Annick Aublet workshop after working as a physiotherapist and osteopath. With her extensive knoledge of anatomy, Mirogi finally allowed herself to express her artistic sensibility, sensitivity occupying her spare time for many years. Mirogi works tirelessly in the studio from lives models and finishes some details after, especially the hands and faces that require more detail. Since the artist continues to sculpt while preserving their perception of feminity. The artist assumes his identity but not looking for a style, she lets her imagination run and her hands on her works so sensitive, delicate and feminine, style comes naturally. Mirogi has since exhibited in numerous galleries and renowned part of private collections.
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Mirogi's sculptures were presented to me by an artist's agent. In addition to the aesthetic aspect of his work, I appreciated the postures and the knowledge of the body. Mirogi's works are timeless, we fully feel the femininity of her subjects and their fragility.
After years of work on "life" and "old age" Pierre Mouzat presents us caring sculptures, where age and love are found in these faded, touching bodies. Meeting Pierre's works is a journey on who we are, our values, the meaning and the love of life. The artist told me "if there is an old age it means that there was a life, a youth" with a smile full of wisdom and gentleness.
Born in 1958, it was in the 70s that Pierre MOUZAT discovered the sculpture in the studio of Jean Loup DELAROCHE in Loudun and took courses at the Drawing Academy of Jacques Gabriel CHEVALIER. Afterwards Pierre Mouzat will be received at the Ecole Boule de Paris where he will graduate major. In 1999 he is the winner of a national contest for the realization of the bust of French President François Mitterrand. Bust erected in the gardens of Château Chinon.
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I discovered the works of Pierre Mouzat in a countryside show, reserved for the sculptors, which had nothing to envy to the artistic choices of the galleries. The show, of a very good artistic level, had just surprised me, I did not know this event and discovered remarkable works when my eyes stopped on the works of Pierre. Pierre has a universe that may seem difficult at first but in which one perceives all the benevolence of the artist. A few weeks later Pierre Mouzat was visiting me at the gallery, accompanied by Hellen Halftemeyer, a young talented painter whose work I had spotted. This meeting with three, direct and friendly quickly lead to our collaboration. Pierre is full of human values that I appreciate beyond the interest I have in his work. We have been working together since November 2017.