Né en 1947, Didier Caudron présente son travail depuis 1992 dans différentes galeries françaises et étrangères. Autodidacte, apprenant avec constance l’autocritique, il peint chaque jour depuis plus de quarante ans, tout en exerçant un second métier avec autant de passion : médecin généraliste. Déjà plus de 2 800 toiles sont sorties de son atelier. Didier Caudron travaille l’huile sur toile, très en matière, en l’apposant au couteau avec une approche fractale, comme des coupes géologiques.

Toujours en recherche, à mi-chemin entre le figuratif et l’abstraction, Didier Caudron propose des toiles où chacun découvre à son rythme et avec son propre imaginaire, des reliefs et des profondeurs, parfois inattendus. Une peinture aux couleurs vives, très dynamique, parfois rythmée, au service de sensations instantanées qui glorifient des lumières, des reflets, des ombres ou des mouvements. De nombreux paysages imaginaires, certains étant vus du ciel, offrent des perspectives très vivantes. Ses personnages et ses natures mortes sont déclinées avec la même volonté.

Ces paysages sont les premiers tableaux présentés dans la galerie, avant de découvrir plus tard des marines, des personnages, des foules ou encore des natures mortes. B.G.

Didier Caudron écrit : « Un ouvrage ininterrompu de toile en toile, une projection d’émotions par la mémoire et le geste, cette pulsion nietzschéenne m’amenant à tenter d’enfanter follement par l’art une pulsion libératrice. » ou encore : « L’inachevé est un stade important, le risque de passer de l’apogée d’un projet conçu à une réalité décevante. Nous connaissons en tout domaine cette inquiétude stimulante. »

Born in 1949 in Paris, she exhibits her work in France and abroad since 1984. Currently, she lives and works in the Oise county. Her paintings are very uncluttered and stylized, and scenes of life are often suggested to the main thing. Painter and sculptor, she is devoted in both roles with a true fascination for the materials.

Seeking peace and serenity, she wishes to highlight a profound humanity every day. It all depends on the intention. She wants to enhance the sense of sharing, the mutual assistance and the union within an everyday life fighting. Her canvas are slowly shaped with successive layers, carefully superimposed and sanded.

The tints reappear by transparency and give illusions of depth in order to welcome some subjects in the foreground, that are drawn with the help of a knife, and a well-controlled gesture. Her sculptures, always referring to some scenes of life, are made of terra cotta and some of them are also made of bronze.

B.G.

Didier Caudron wrote:
“A continuous work from one canvas to another, emotions spattered by the memories and gestures, this Nietzschean propulsion brings me to the attempt of giving rise to a liberating urge using Art.”
“The unfinished is an important stage, the risk to move from a project peak to a disappointing reality. Whatever the field, we all know this inspiring anxiety.”

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