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Les COQUILLAGES de Catherine DUBON

Née en 1967 en Lot-et-Garonne, Catherine Dubon a tout d’abord rêvé de devenir archéologue ou potière, puis elle a rencontré l’univers du verre à l’âge de 17 ans : le travail du vitrail puis la fonte de verre.
Après des années de recherche, ses tentatives de fonte de verre ont abouti à la création de coquillages de différentes dimensions. Emaux, patines, transparences, reflets, contrastes, nuances, douceurs, rugosités, tout ce travail est un hommage à l’Océan.
Constamment émerveillée et nourrit par la nature, elle s’éloigne petit à petit de l’artisanat pour s’engager vers une création très personnelle.
Inscrite à la Maison des Artistes et honorée par le label « Atelier d’art de France » 2016, elle reste plus que jamais passionnée par ce matériau qui l’inspire et qu’elle maitrise avec inventivité et créativité.

B.G.

Born in 1967 in the Lot-et-Garonne county, Catherine Dubon first dreamed of becoming an archaeologist or a potter. At the age of 17, she discovered the world of glass, thanks to the stained-glass work and then, the glass fusion.
After years of research and practice, her own technique of glass fusion finally leads her to the creation of beautiful seashells, in various sizes.
Thanks to emanels, patinas, transparencies, reflections, contrasts, shades, softness, roughness, all her work is a sincere tribute to the Ocean.
Constantly impressed and inspired by nature, she slowly gets away from crafts production as she focuses on her art creations. She is more than ever fascinated by this material, which she uses with inventiveness and originality.
Registered at the Maison des Artistes, she received the certification label “Atelier d’art de France” in 2016.

B.G.

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

Les sculptures de Patrice Mesnier dans sa galerie à Bergerac