Jean-Yves GOSTI

Né en 1960, Jean-Yves Gosti discute avec le marbre, le granit ou le fer, depuis plus de trente ans. De fer forgé ou de pierre, les personnages de Gosti sont éminemment attachants. En leur faisant face, nous sommes troublés par les expressions de ses trognes dramatiques ou tendres mais aussi parfois amusantes. Certains totems animés de visages semblent raconter des histoires d’antan. Ses sculptures sont hors du temps et leurs présences restent tiraillées entre le passé et le futur. Son travail est reconnu par de nombreux collectionneurs et amateurs. Artiste invité pour l’exposition Sculptures au Jardin 2018.

Patrick LAINVILLE

Né en 1969, Patrick Lainville travaille toutes ses sculptures, petites ou grandes, dans la lignée des forgerons. L’acier en fusion est forgé sous le marteau. Les courbes et les droites sont ajustées, les ouvertures choisies et l’équilibre rayonne. Intégrées dans la nature, ses sculptures s’accordent presque musicalement avec la végétation. Une sorte de danse semble parfois suggérée par une architecture sous-jacente et vivante. Il présente son travail à Paris et dans le sud-ouest (notamment au Café Bras du Musée Soulages) depuis 1990. Artiste invité pour l’exposition Sculptures au Jardin 2018.

Gérard FOURNIER

Né en 1948, Gérard Fournier se dirige très tôt vers une recherche d’harmonie avec la nature. Séduit par la structure de différentes pierres, schiste, ardoise ou granit, il les redresse, les illumine et les humanise en y incrustant des blocs de verre, de cristal ou de pâte de verre. Du mariage de l’opacité avec la transparence surgit une émotion où la fragilité n’est qu’illusion. Ses colonnes, comme des totems ou des sentinelles, plantées une à une dans les paysages captent la lumière du soleil ou de la lune, avec une formidable subtilité. Artiste invité pour l’exposition Sculptures au Jardin 2016 et 2018.

Dominique GINIAUX

Dominique Giniaux est né en 1944 et décédé en 2004 en région parisienne. Vétérinaire et précurseur de l’ostéopathie animale, il a toujours dessiné et sculpté en taille directe. Cette sculpture est l’aboutissement de ses recherches de volume. De l’original travaillé dans une pierre de Saint-Maximin, le bronze s’est imposé et place l’auteur sur un plan particulier: Artiste d’une seule sculpture. D’autres sculptures en bois ou en pierre ne sont jamais présentées et restent en collection privée. (son site: https://dominiqueginiaux.net/)

Jean-Yves GOSTI

Born in 1960, Jean-Yves Gosti has been working with marble, granite and iron, for more than 30 years. Made of wrought iron or stone, his characters are very appealing. Standing in front of them, we are disconcerted by the attitudes and expressions of those dramatic or tender faces, which can sometimes be amusing. Some totems, animated by faces, tell us stories of bygone days. His sculptures are timeless and their presences are teared in two between past and future. His work is well-known by a lot of art lovers and collectors.
Invited by the gallery for the 2018 edition of the biannual exhibition “Sculptures au Jardin”.

Patrick LAINVILLE

Born in 1969, Patrick Lainville is in line with blacksmiths. Working on small and large sculptures, the molten iron is hammer-forged. The lines, the curves and the openings are adjusted and chosen in order to find the right equilibrium.  In nature, his sculptures fit perfectly with the vegetation. They seem to dance. Since 1990, his work has been exhibited in Paris and in the South-West of France (especially at the Café Bras, Soulages museum).
Invited by the gallery for the 2018 edition of the biannual exhibition “Sculptures au Jardin”.

Gérard FOURNIER

Born in 1948, Gérard Fournier has always been looking for harmony with nature. He is charmed by the structure of various stones, schist, slate or granite, which then are all straightened up, illuminated and humanised as he embeds pieces of glass, crystal or kiln-glass in. The perfect match between opacity and transparency brings out a feeling of fragility, which is a true illusion. His columns, such as totems or guards standing one by one in nature, delicately attract both sunlight and moonlight.
Invited by the gallery for the 2016 and 2018 editions of the biannual exhibition “Sculptures au Jardin”.

Dominique GINIAUX

Dominique Giniaux was born in 1944 and deceased in 2004, near Paris. He was a famous vet and the precursor of the animal osteopathy. He always used to draw and carve. This sculpture is the result of his research of volume. The original sculpture was made of a white Saint-Maximin limestone and its resulting bronze places the author on a special level: Artist of a single sculpture. Some others, made of wood or stone, will never be on display and stay as private collection.

Committed to living artists for more than 25 years, Bénédicte Giniaux started in the Oise and Paris regions before moving to Bergerac, Dordogne, where she opened her own art gallery in 2011.
In the heart of the historic centre of this charming city, the gallery presents the work of twenty permanent artists. The figurative art, which is here always customised and stylised, remains a priority, through various themes (the world of humans and animals, journeys, nudes, everyday life scenes and still-life paintings). Numerous abstract artworks are also on display.
In this art gallery, poetry, tenderness, humour and life stories are predominant. The artworks are signed by professional artists deeply committed to their work. Some of them even have a solid reputation abroad.
From small to large formats, the artworks are made of bronze, terra cotta, raku, iron, Corten steel, stainless steel, wood, glass fusion, etching, engraving, drawing, collage, watercolour, pastel, acrylic paint, oil paint, photography…

The gallery is run with passion by Bénédicte Giniaux. All her energy is dedicated to various artists, from France and abroad, with whom she chose to work and on long-term partnerships. They work hands-in-hands with a mutual confidence.
Throughout the year, various events give the gallery its tempo: solo or collective exhibitions, in situ with the permanent artists of the gallery, as well as outdoor exhibitions in partnership with important places, such as this summer exhibition at the Château des Vigiers.

“Over the past nine years, the Bénédicte Giniaux art gallery has been able to win over and retain an audience of amateurs and collectors from all over the region and passing through the Dordogne. The quality of the selected artworks, as well as the friendliness of the reception, undoubtedly make it one of the most important art galleries in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.” Florence Peyron

“I have always been working with artists from whom the sensibility and the creative techniques passionate me. I appreciate their investment, their commitment, their artistic search as well as the way they look at their own work. Some of them are present since the beginning of my activities, and when new artists fit in the gallery, my selection criterion are mainly linked with their professional background and I look for long-term partnerships.
All the sculptures and all the paintings are one-offs. Regarding the bronze sculptures, casted in limited edition and numbered, each one of them is called “Épreuve originale”. I never put on display artworks made from resin, neither for indoor nor outdoor.
All the artworks are technically mastered, and I always deliver a certificate of authenticity, alongside a text of introduction or a catalogue about the artist.”
Bénédicte Giniaux

Bénédicte Giniaux dans sa galerie à Bergerac

Over the past nine years, the Bénédicte Giniaux art gallery has been able to win over and retain an audience of amateurs and collectors from all over the region and passing through the Dordogne. The quality of the selected artworks, as well as the friendliness of the reception, undoubtedly make it one of the most important art galleries in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.”   Florence Peyron

“I have always been working with artists from whom the sensibility and the creative techniques passionate me. I appreciate their investment, their commitment, their artistic search as well as the way they look at their own work. Some of them are present since the beginning of my activities, and when new artists fit in the gallery, my selection criterion are mainly linked with their professional background and I look for long-term partnerships.
All the sculptures and all the paintings are one-offs. Regarding the bronze sculptures, casted in limited edition and numbered, each one of them is called “Épreuve originale”. I never put on display artworks made from resin, neither for indoor nor outdoor.
All the artworks are technically mastered, and I always deliver a certificate of authenticity, alongside a text of introduction or a catalogue about the artist.”
Bénédicte Giniaux