Originaire d’Europe Centrale, née en 1925, Magdalena Reinharez arrive très jeune en France. Peintre, elle suit l’enseignement de grands maîtres, particulièrement Fernand Léger et André Lothe. Cette expérience va lui permettre de former son regard à la composition, au volume et aux formes.

Ses travaux de peinture et de dessin la guident peu à peu vers la sculpture. Elle était fascinée par le mouvement. Un séjour à Grenade lui a révélé la tauromachie, qu’elle a déclinée à sa manière. Les animaux l’ont souvent inspirée, surtout les chevaux et certains animaux d’Afrique. Tout est dans l’interprétation de ce qu’elle ressent. Plus que l’animal lui même, elle travaille sur son image qui, selon elle, s’en dégage et s’impose par suggestions. Son modelage est très personnalisé. Durant les dernières années de sa vie, elle s’est consacrée essentiellement à la sculpture, et de nombreux bronzes sont encore disponibles.

Décédée en 2012, à l’âge de 87 ans, elle a toujours exposé son travail dans de nombreuses galeries, depuis 1955.

B.G.

Born in 1925 in Central Europe, Magdalena Reinharez arrived in France when she was very young. As a painter, she followed the lessons of great artists, particularly the ones by Fernand Léger and André Lothe. This experience gave her the knowledge to create her own look on composition, volume and shapes.

Her paintings and drawings slowly led her to sculpture. She was fascinated by motion. She discovered bullfighting during a journey to Granada and she developed it in her way afterwards. Animals have often inspired her, especially horses and some African animals. Everything relies on her feelings. More than the animal itself, she focuses on the image. According to her, the latter separates and imposes itself by suggestions. Her modelling is very personalised. During the last years of her life, she worked above all on sculptures and numerous bronzes are still available.

She died at the age of 87 in 2012 and has always exhibited her work in numerous galleries since 1955.

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