Artists

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    Jean-Daniel Menanteau

    Painter
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    Riet van der Linden

    Painter

    Riet van der Linden is a Dutch artist and writer, based in Bourg sur Gironde (France) and Shenzhen (China).

    She was educated as an art historian in The Netherlands at the universities of Leiden and Amsterdam. At the beginning of the 1980’s she became involved in the Dutch women’s art movement (Stichting Vrouwen in de Beeldende Kunst) based in Amsterdam. She organized exhibitions, symposia and workshops on feminist issues, whilst initiating exchanges with woman art organizations abroad. From 1982 she was editor, and from 1991-1995 editor in chief of “Ruimte” (a Dutch feminist art magazine). She was co-founder and president of the International Organization for Women in the Arts (IAWA) and co-founder and president of the Judith Leyster Foundation (an award for senior women artists). During 1995 Riet lived in Chicago (USA) and became visiting professor at the University of Chicago (Illinois).

    New directions were taken in 1999, when she found her second home in Bourg sur Gironde in the southwest of France. In addition to writing about contemporary art she started to write fiction (short stories) and developed as an artist. Her artistic career accelerated in 2013 when Riet (together with her husband) moved to Shenzhen (China).

    www.rietvanderlinden.com

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    Michelle Fine

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    Michelle Fine was born in Bulawayo/Zimbabwe and went to University in Cape Town, to study Speech and Drama.  After graduating she got into a production that transferred to London and remained there to follow her dream as an actress.  She appeared in many West End shows including ‘Les Miserables”, “Grease” “Assassins” and television and films including:- “Out of the Ashes” for HBO, “Photographing Fairies” director Nick Willing. During that period she started sculpting in metal and painting. This led to exhibitions and commissions, for people like Sam Mendes (Director of the last two James Bond movies), Richard E. Grant (star of film Withnail and I) and a various other English celebrities, including Maureen Lipman and  Henry Goodman. 
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    Thierry & Etienne Bisch

    Painter, Illustrator
    While the modern artist’s condition can dissuade most people from becoming what they truly are, some people can’t hide such an inner yearning to create. Thierry Bisch is definitely one of them. From a young age, Thierry Bisch has been influenced by the work of his great-grandfather who was a symbolist painter. Now he excels in the animal painting, like our ancestors would do in the ancient caves. Thierry Bisch’s work is simple but not simplistic, charged with this will to stay himself, he uses the same old technics such as charcoal and pure powder pigments. In the wake of his father’s work, Etienne Bisch managed to create his own style, which epitomizes many parts of his generational culture from cartoon to manga. You can also perceive the influence of rock music in his work.

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    Lucile Callegari

    Painter
    Lucile CALLEGARI shares her time of life and work between Bordeaux and Paris. Borned into an Italian family coming from Venezia and from a lineage of Parisian only daughters. It is on the lands of the region of Bordeaux that her father, painter in her spare time, and her mother, keen on history and on travels, met at these times of May, 68. In a good and carefree years period, Lucile Callegari grows in an active intellectual and artistic environment; the travels and the multi culturalism under all its forms excites her. Qualified in Art history and Archaeology of the university of Bordeaux III, it is in contact with the associative and artistic environment that she enriched her mind. Following to an emotional, rough and irreversible shock, the creation becomes necessary to her. Self-taught, the choice of medium, the paint and the subject, the woman as a model are obvious. Work from the unconscious, her destiny catches sight of this light, the transcendency is her guide. The unique choice of the feminine portrait is oubvious to her, work on the human with the infinity of possibilities of esthetic and emotional treatment it offers. Nothing is planned in advance and the process of creation reveals her unconscious thus realized. These women are the reflection of herself, their look is the reflection of her soul. The face takes shape with rapidity and energy. The model disappears from the first touches; the real is modified and becomes only a direction, excuse for a face to face confrontation. Testimony of a lost reality transcented by the infinite variation of the feminine image, and thus became universal and timeless ; plurality of the models to make only one. It is indeed her deep and intimate nature that appears through her paintings. It is then the subjective look of the spectator who can imagine the story, its own story because the art of the portrait is a meeting story.

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    Marie-Pierre Charpail

    Sculptor
    Born in 1961 , Marie-Pierre Charpail grew up in the Lyon region. Ceramics gradually came to her through many experiences, she says. After studying fine arts in Lyon and the « Ecole du Louvre she was strongly influence by a ethnographic survey on former workers (agriculture, crafts and industry) and she translated this experience into her artist work. She always felt the desire and need to learn and then reconnect her expertise with creation : she chose for own expression the elements earth and fire.

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    Alison Coulthurst

    Painter

    Local Artist Ali Coulthurst is taking her heart and paintings to Bordeaux France for a solo art exhibition

    The theme of Ali Coulthurst's work has potent African and Australian influences and she is now looking forward to seeing what French influences will surface when she paints in Bordeaux.

    "I look forward to the faces and figures weaving together and emerging from the canvas, with a typical French "joie de vivre"

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    Patricia Proust

    Painter / Photography
    The French artist Patricia Proust-Labeyrie approaches contemporary painting and photography from a unique conceptual frame. Working on a large scale in acrylic or oil on canvas as well as photographic prints on Plexiglass, her work possesses uncanny dimensionality. Proust-Labeyrie calls the work “ethology of thought in action,” and indeed she is an artist whose skill lies in her ability to represent the complexity of cognitive perception in two-dimensional space.

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    Eliza Parker

    Painter, Sculptor

    I am lucky enough to have studios in both London and Provence – where I paint landscapes from spring till autumn. The hill top villages, the terrain, the colours in every season are a constant source of inspiration, not to mention the light. But, of course, it’s a challenge not to paint in the same manner as some of the great Impressionists. Why bother?! It is one of the reasons I have attempted collage and have then adapted the collage techinique in my painting style.

    I have exhibited in London and Provence and now in La Galerie, Blaye.

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    Serge Tenèze

    Painter
    Après plusieurs années de diverses formations (Beaux-arts, Ecole d’Arts appliqués) sa rencontre avec Claude Yvel est décisive dans l’application des techniques anciennes à son propre travail ; peindre à l’huile dans le respect des techniques anciennes permet d’assurer une pérennité certaine et nécessaire à ses toiles.

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  • Friederike Just

    Painter

    With her artistic Expression and aestetics Friederike is not alway trying to flatter her objects: "She doesnt always show beauty" her artist colleague, Ralf Ehemann, once summoned her style diplomatically at the opening of one of her exhibitions. Apart from the annoying, almost ironic play with proportions she distorts faces and objects. Friederike Just likes to show the non-perfect and the the transience of the human body. Her protagonists' faces show grimases with over dimensional heads and small and skinny bodies. At the same time breasts, bottoms and tummies are over emphasized and occasionally even marked in red.

    Apart from ink, aquarel and acrylic Friederike Just also uses Coca Cola and Coffee as "paint". She love large fomats that are almost overwhelming for the spectator. Friederike Just lives and works in Reutlingen/Germany. She has had exhibitions all over the world, amongst others in South Afrika, Portugal and Italy. She also teaches art at a Grammar school.

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    François Huchet

    Photographer

    The world steps through the viewfinder: illustrious, discrete, and ordinary. François Huchet is a very sensitive photographer. From 10th of June to 10th of September 2013, La Galerie showed some of his photographs that represent the region he comes from: The Haute Gironde. Not through landscapes, though, through faces. Simple people, capturing their authenticity by photographing them at work, some posed portraits, others seized on the spot - images taken between 1970 and 2010. "I was a professional photographer in Paris and there was a job I could not do, so I came home, and I rediscovered my own country , "says François Huchet.

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  • Cornelius Bantlin

    Photographer
    Born 1962 in Stuttgart/Germany Cornelius Bantlin started his career as photographer and artist at the young age of 14 years. Early works of his already show his very prominent way of capturing faces and situations.

    Photography has always been his greatest passion, however translated into paintings his perspectives and frames are not only intensified, they obtain a quality way beyond the actual object. Details are captured and colours have a strength that the observer is almost hypnotized by the work.

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  • Christine Morazin

    Born in Paris in the late 1940s, Christine is a Membre de la Fondation Taylor. Since 2004 she has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, in amongst other cities, Paris, Lausanne, and Toulouse. An IT specialist in her earlier career, she finally, perhaps surprisingly, discovered that her creativity was more in tune with the visual arts. Specifically, she turned to painting and photography.

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    Abel Reis

    Sculpter
    La Galerie presented Abel Reis (born 1953) from 6th of August to 3rd of November 2010. The Brasil born sculptor gives “movement” a new dimension. Using mainly bronze Abel manages to give a certain lightness to this hugely heavy material. The dynamic of his “movements” let us forget the gravity and solidness of earthly things.

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    Clarissa Schaefer

    Painter, Sculptor

    Rust is one of Clarissa Schaefer's preferred media in her works of art: rusty nails, traces of rusty nails and other object. La rouille constitue la matière principale des impressions laissées sur toiles de cette série de travaux de Clarissa Schaefer. "The traces are not only the product of metal objects that deteriorate but also, somehow, a part of our daily life. The traces we leave behind us make us human and make our lives extraordinary."

    One of Clarissa Schaefer's goals is to raise the beauty and uniqueness of ordinary objects. To put them into a new context and view them from a different angle and suddenly discover a new meaning ….After living in Germany and South Africa, Clarissa Schaefer now lives and works in Blaye. She exhibits her works in her own gallery in Blaye together with other artist from all over the world.

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    Christopher Warren

    Painter

    What if every form was only the projected shadow of a body without an internal organization ? This is maybe the question Christopher Warren ' s work is attempting to answer; he is the painter and the analyst of a body "without organ" : that is the Figure as a pure affectual presence.

    Keeping in mind German art historian Aby Warburg' s famous image of the seismograph, Christopher Warren's paintings are not only mere copies of the fleshly envelopes of beings, but also actual emotional earthquakes from which - like an intaglio engraving - the truth of the hysterical relationship between his models and the world is revealed.

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  • Aurore Lephillipponat

    Sculptor

    Deeply inspired by years of contemplative meditations about the nature of nature, it is natural that Aurore’s work finds its source in the world of plants, stringy, clayey .... Elusive and unpredictable, the ink takes a free and uncertain path, experiencing weightlessness and matte rat the same time.

    Constantly changing in their expression, Aurore ‘s paintings are meant to be instinctive and primitive, and to set free in one go, and then the desire to return to a deep source, both spiritually and materially. It is first of all the body that guides me, its curves, its weaknesses and its strengths. Raw and inaccessible naked beauties, who nature gave the serenity of the moment, an impermanence and yet a unitifying link with the « Whole ».

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