Alphabetical guide to the artists

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BADIA
> 1947, Paris (France)
This artist creates sculptures of men and women with different techniques (paper-mache, sand, earth pigments, straw, polyester resin, driftwood, etc.). She also painted. It also works in Corsica with Dumenicu Tognotti the "Teatru Paisanu". In Paris, she worked with several companies as designer and director. She founded the Company in 1990 "La troisième rive"
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BARROT Ronan
> 1973, Argol (France)
He was born in Brittany but lives and works in Paris. After studying at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he obtained an Erasmus scholarship to study at Berlin then, two years later, he left for Tokyo with a Collin-Lefranc scholarship. His first individual exhibition was in a private area in 1989 at the île d'Arun in Brittany. Ronan Barrot paints street scenes, social subjects, portraits, landscapes... His style evokes as much Goya as Cézanne, German neo-expressionism as much as Paul Rebeyrolle. He is now sufficiently famous to exhibit at Claude Bernard's gallery where Bacon and Rebeyrolle are also exhibited.
Claude Bernard Gallery
BELIN Murielle
> 1976, Avignon (France)
Murielle Belin frequent some workshops of artists from the age of 10 years (painters, magicians, puppeteers, sculptors, poets) and is interested in restoration of paintings before deciding in 2002 to devote himself entirely to the creation. Touches everything, it also works well in the oil painting on panels for tables that jars, taxidermy, animal remains, clay and paints for the sculptures. It also handles the charcoal, chalk, ink for the drawings. Between surreal squeaks and amber warmth of the Flemish primitive painting, his works often refer to figures in the history of art.
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BELLMER Hans
> 1902, Katowitz (Poland) - 1975, Paris (France)
Born in Silesia German, he became one of the major artists of surrealism. Having taken courses at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin, he began working in a coal mine, then in a steel mill before concentrating on painting. Between 1926 and 1932, he met various figures of Dadaism, but saw its advertising cartoonist. In 1933, he opposed the rise of Nazism. He held his first "doll", his art is also described as "degenerate art" by the Nazis. In 1938, he moved to Paris and took part in Parisian surrealist exhibitions. Therefore, it starts multiple jobs with André Breton, Paul Eluard, etc. In 1940, he was interned with Max Ernst, and Wols Springer at Camp des Milles in Aix-en-Provence. Subsequently, he took refuge in hiding did not have the opportunity to move to the United States. In 1953, he met Unica Zürn, poet who becomes his muse and wife.
BETTENCOURT Pierre
> 1917, Saint-Maurice-d'Ételan - 2006, Stigny (France)
He followed the Paul Valéry’s poetry course at the Collège de France during his secondary education from 1936 to 1938. He is also passionate about the theatre. In 1941, he bought a printing business and for twelve years he published his own texts and those of Michaux, Artaud, Dubuffet and Apollinaire. In 1953, after a stay at Dubuffet, he produced his first Hauts -Reliefs which have since become his trademark. His assemblies are made of coffee grains, egg shells, stones and pine cones, to name but a few, and reproduce scenes of a surrealist world. His exhibitions follow each other and his numerous trips to Africa, Oceania, India, Mexico and Egypt have allowed him to feed his passion for extinct civilisations. At the same time, he continues his literary work.
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BIHOREAU Willy
> 1981 (France)
Willy Night Heron is a young artist who combines brushes and new technologies to compose his paintings to post topics "doomsday". The idea is to see a future in which our civilizations are nothing more than the remains. The purpose of this initiative is to participate in decision-mandatory awareness for our future. Student at the National School of Applied Arts-(ENSAAMA) in 2000-2001 and member of "Ateliers du 23bis" in Antony (92) 2002-2005; it also works in the self-taught drawing, painting, graphic design and computer graphics. Since 2006, Willy Bihoreau participated in numerous artistic events including the Mac 2000 exhibition in Paris. It also exposes the Attis Art Gallery (Washington, Las Vegas).
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BIZIEN Vincent
> 1968, Paris (France)
A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in 1992, he received the award from the Fondation de France on a study project on Pierro della Francesca frescoes in Arezzo (Italy). Today he works in Paris and participated in several exhibitions in London, Paris, Brussels and is present in various collections such as FNAC, French and European private collections.
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BOIX-VIVES Anselme
> 1899 Herbezet (Spain) - 1969 Moutiers (France)
He was born in Spain into a poor family and could not go to school but became a shepherd at a very young age. He came to France in 1917 when he was 18 where he found work in different factories. In 1926, his savings allowed him to open his own shop selling fruit and vegetables in Haut-Savoie. He was proud of his success and lived happily with his wife and three children until 1962 when everything changed: the death of his wife and serious health problems damaged him to the point that he abandoned his business and one of his sons. He started a new life that was entirely devoted to painting. His first painting dates from July 1962 and the last was completed in 1969. Seven years of creativity have left over two thousand works, mostly drawings and gouaches.
Alain Margaron Gallery
BOKOR Miklos
> 1927, Budapest (Hungary)
BOUDEAU Joseph-Emmanuel
> 1884, Brouzils - ? (France)
Details about the life of Joseph-Emmanuel Boudeau are not plentiful. Born in Brouzils in the region of Vendée on January 2, 1884, he was a sailor in the national marine, and served in World War I. What we do know can only be found on the backs of two drawings, found by chance in an antique dealer’s shop, or in the painted commentaries which accompany each of these images. One of the drawings is a colourful representation of the battleship ‘Dunkerque’ (1937) and the other, a naïve view of Mont Saint-Michel (1938). Two illustrations made from one perfect execution, and colored like the plates of the first illustrated magazines or the illustrations on old children’s books. Whereas the lettering in jigsaw-style, to hide his weak spelling skills, evokes thoughts of the refinement in ABC needlework pictures. Drawn on paper with pencil and China ink, with a sharp sense of style and real decorative talent, these popular art masterpieces (which demand more than one hundred hours of drawing time each), are presented like ’imitations’ and thus seem to be free, moralistic interpretations of documents that once pleased the author. His work shows that he was a fierce patriot, a royalist, God fearing, like all the Vendée inhabitants, but also generously devoted to humanity. “The human race has made more errors by defiance, than by confidence”, proclaimed this faithful man still proud, twenty years after, to have served on the warship ‘d’Entrecasteaux’ during the ‘War of Nations’. (in Mycelium : génie savant-génie brut, Laurent Danchin)
BRU Georges
> 1933, Fumel (France)
He taught at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at Toulon for several years. From his first Paris and provincial exhibitions in 1967, Georges Bru demonstrated his great mastery of tragic and hallucinatory drawing and affirmed a singular aesthetic in which the world is deformed, dimmed, made opaque. His scenes are part of a theatrical register where the spectacular strength is deafened by the ashen tones to produce a smothering of reality. The characters in his paintings, with surrealist allures, seem to have had all their humanity extinguished. The deprivation of the composition evokes a solitude in which the protagonists are enclosed. Despite this serious and intense tension and the confrontation of organic forces, the work is meticulous, the atmosphere veiled.
Chave Gallery