Née en 1956 en région parisienne, Pascale Benéteau a grandi dans un univers peu artistique. A la fin de ses études, dès l’âge de 20 ans, elle décide de vivre à l’étranger. Ses pas la mènent alors dans en Afrique, en Inde, au Danemark et au Japon, pendant plus de 25 ans. La rencontre avec ces différentes cultures l’a progressivement amené à l’art, et tout cela reste encore une riche source d’inspiration dans son quotidien. En 2005, elle décide de revenir en France et de se consacrer pleinement à la création.

Pascale Benéteau a d’abord été aquarelliste, puis elle a découvert la terre et finalement le bronze. Peintre et sculpteur, elle expose son travail depuis 2005 en France et à l’étranger, participant majoritairement à de nombreux salons d’art.

Son travail nous offre un univers unique, nourri de poésie et de tendresse. En sculpture, chaque pièce est avant tout modelée en terre avant d’aller à la fonderie. Elle aime cette idée que le bronze perdure et puisse être offert aux générations suivantes. Que ce soit en peinture ou en sculpture, son travail est épuré et libre. Lorsqu’une idée première apparait, animal ou paysage réel, elle l’interprète avec bonheur, toujours à sa manière, pour un travail très personnel et très authentique. B.G.

Born in 1956 in the Parisian region, Pascale Benéteau grew up in a non-artistic environment. At the age of 20, right after graduation, she decided to move abroad. For 25 years, she lived in various African countries, in India, in Denmark and in Japan. Nourished by all these different cultures, she became familiar with Art, and all that richness still inspires her now. In 2005, she eventually settled in France and chose to give priority to her work. She started as water-colourist, then she explored clay modelling and finally bronze. Painter and sculptor, Pascale Benéteau exhibits her work since 2005 in France and abroad, mainly by taking part in art fairs and artists’ fairs.

Her work is a unique world, full of poesy and tenderness. She always models her sculptures in clay before bringing them to the foundry where it will be cast in bronze. She loves the idea that bronze sculptures last for a long time and can be passed on to the next generations. While painting or sculpting, her work is free and pared down. When an idea comes to her mind, either based on an animal or a real landscape, she happily takes the plunge, and works on it with her own style, which is deeply personal and authentic. 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