My guests often comment about the paintings here at la Forge. Despite à home filled with family antiques…or perhaps because of that….we’ve always collected contemporary art. I never tire of looking at or using the pieces I have acquired over the years.
I have often proposed visits to the workshops of some of my favorite artists who live in the area…and in some cases can even organize master classes with the artists for small groups of my guests. This new page is to give you a better idea of who the artists are and where you can see their work both in galleries and on their web sites. If you too are interested in buying their works you can contact me and I can help organize a direct sale with the artist.
33500 Libourne, France
Alain Bergeon’s mixed media works dominate my living room walls. The larger piece, above, brings to life my work in the performing arts and I used it as my professional logo for many years. There are also several of his portraits in the terrasse guest room.
photos: Alain Bergeon and Jean Bearnard Taris
JEAN MARC COMBY
33000, Bordeaux, France
DALILA DALLEAS BOUZAR
St Quentin de Baron and Paris(France), Berlin (Germany), Oran (Algeria)
LATEST EXHIBITS AND RESIDENCE :
2012 Galerie Listros
2011 : artist in residence at l’Institut français du Congo à Pointe-Noire,Nomads-Settled, Kunstraum Béthanien, Berlin / Institut français d’Alger / Here and Now…Amnésia, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin / KSalon, Berlin ;
2010 : Biennale de Dakar / Galerie Peter Hermann, Berlin / Focus 10, Off Basel /
Freies Museum, Berlin / Between Two Cities, Galerie G11, Berlin.
CLAUDE LAGOUTTE (1935-1990)
Unfortunately there is no web site and little information about this artist whose work has accompanied me daily all of these years. I bought my first small, sewn, work from his travel diary “la Bretagne” in 1984. I always said I would sometime like to have one of the larger pieces that I saw at an expo organized by the Gallery the Troisiem Oeil…perhaps someday.
Here is a short article in French that accompanied the retrospective that was given at the Galerie des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux in 2008: http://www.artpointfrance.info/article-18608462.html
JEAN MICHEL LESAUX
33500 Pomerol, France
I met Jean Michel Lesaux, also a graphic artist and photographer in Libourne, while preparing an exhibit in the 12 Century church of our village. His works, each of a biblical subject, took the place of the traditional religious painting and sculptures in the church during a weekend. Their contemporary beauty gave a new air of inspiration to the the church….unfortunately the moment was short lived…until the recent renovation of the church where the stone walls and medieval sculptures again speak for themselves .
ANA SOTO ceramiste
24890 Léon, Spain
ANNE MARIE SOUS
3375, St Quentin de Baron, France
le Rideau, Targon 33760, France
South Hadley, MA, USA
FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN CERAMICS:
A near by museum/galerie/ collective workshop that traces local village potterie as well as tempory exhibits of contempory ceramis artists. It’s just off the bike path in the village of SADIRAC (behind the church and library) They organise a very large and well judged fair every year In 2013 it will be on the weekend of the 8-9 June. http://www.maisonpoteriesadirac.fr
And while in St Emilion the Musée de la Poterie is a wonderful underground museum traving local poterie as well as some contermpory artists. http://www.saint-emilion-museepoterie.fr