Née en 1967 en Moldavie, elle entre à l’école nationale des beaux-arts à l’âge de douze ans et sort diplômée « major » de sa promotion en 1989. Elle postule en 1994 auprès de la Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris, où elle est acceptée.

Dans une sorte d’apesanteur joyeuse et sereine, chevaux messagers, instruments à corde, brebis silencieuses, enfants étonnés, animaux du quotidien, femmes pensives ou amoureuses côtoient particulièrement l’ocre, le bleu et le rouge. Passionnée par la matière, elle travaille l’huile en relief et en transparence, ainsi que la feuille d’or.

Avec ses yeux d’enfant toujours émerveillés et dans la pureté d’un rêve, soutenue par l’enrichissement de ses souvenirs, elle compose son opéra de tendresse, son voyage personnel, sa caravane intime, frôlant parfois le concept de l’icône, dans une joie formidable de vivre et de peindre.

Depuis son arrivée en France, elle expose ses tableaux en France et à l’étranger, toujours avec un grand succès et particulièrement au Maroc. B.G.

Born in 1967 in Moldova, Natalia Bikir joined the National School of Fine-Arts when she was 12 and graduated top of the class in 1989. In 1994, she applied for the International City of Arts in Paris, and was accepted.

In a kind of happy and calm weightlessness, harbinger horses, string instruments, quiet ewe, everyday animals, attentive children, women either thinking or in love, all stand alongside the ochre, blue and red colours. Passionate about the material, she works with embossed oil paints, transparency and also uses gold leaf.

With her always-amazed child’s eyes, she composes her own opera of tenderness, her own journey, her personal caravan within the purity of a dream supported by the accumulation of her memories. Her work sometimes comes close to the icon concept, with a tremendous happiness of living and painting.

Since she arrived in France, she displays her paintings, always with great success, in France and abroad, and particularly in Morocco. 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