Né en 1970, diplômé d’une école de restauration de tableaux à Avignon, en 1994, il s’est aussitôt engagé entre ses voyages et son atelier. Exposé en France et à l’étranger depuis plus de vingt-cinq ans, il parcourt de nombreux pays, emprunte des sentiers sur les cinq continents et croque le monde avec dynamisme, respect et générosité. De retour dans son atelier, il déploie ses talents de peintre, sculpteur, graveur, dessinateur, rien ne lui échappe … Touchant de sincérité et sans superflus, explorateur de matières aimant les confrontations inattendues, il signe des œuvres fortes choisissant des supports très variés.

Par la simplicité et la justesse des regards et des attitudes, son travail nous propose toujours un nouveau voyage dans le quotidien des uns et des autres. Impulsif, actif, réactif et profondément authentique dans l’ensemble de son travail, il provoque sans relâche admiration, étonnement et émotion.

Sa réputation grandissante et son talent s’expriment au travers de son œuvre lumineuse et humaniste où s’exprime une profonde sensibilité servie par un sens aiguë de l’observation.

Pour les éditions Gallimard, il réalise deux livres dans la collection « Carnet du littoral » : « Guyane, Les Iles du salut » et « Guatemala, terre Maya ». Aujourd’hui, une dizaine d’ouvrage relatent son travail.

B.G.

Born in 1970, he first graduated from an Art restoration school in Avignon (France) in 1994. Straight after, he is devoted to both painting and sculpture. His work is displayed in France and abroad for more than 25 years now. He travels around numerous countries, follows various paths on the five continents, and sketches the world with dynamism, respect and generosity. Back in his studio, he deploys his talents of painter, sculptor, engraver and draughtman. Nothing escapes him… His sincerity without any superfluous is touching. As an explorer who loves the unexpected confrontations, he signs his great pieces with an accurate choice of various materials.

His work always offers a new journey through the daily life of each other, thanks to the simplicity and the precision of looks and attitudes. Instinctive, active, reactive and deeply authentic in all his work, the admiration, astonishment and emotions are constantly brought out.

His growing reputation and his talent are reflected through his bright and humanist work; and his keen sense of observation leads to the expression of a true sensitivity.

He has written two books for the Gallimard editions, as part of the collection named “Carnet du Littoral”: “Guyane, Les Iles du Salut” and “Guatemala, terre Maya”. Currently, about ten books relate his work.

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