Past exhibitions

Famous Mares N° 1, France. 2016 - Laurence Leblanc

Famous Mares N° 1, France. 2016
Photograph by Laurence Leblanc
Digital print
24 x 70 cm
© Laurence Leblanc

Le souffle

Photographs by Laurence Leblanc

Exhibition from June 30th to September 12th, 2018
With the support of Atelier SHL

FLAIR Galerie presents from June 30th to September 12th an exhibition of photographs by Laurence Leblanc, winner of the 2016 Prix Niépce, and spotted early on by collector Marin Karmitz. Chéa, her iconic image has been shown world wide.
Now coaxed into the game by FLAIR Galerie, she selects some twenty photographs related to the animal kingdom for an exhibition where we regain the permanence of her regard, which combines and unites, like breath.

Panthère pleine lune 4. 2017 - Caroline Desnoëttes

Panthère pleine lune 4. 2017
Drawing by Caroline Desnoëttes
Ink on Indian paper
Diameter: 90 cm
© Thomas Julien

Grandeur nature

Paintings and drawings by Caroline Desnoëttes

3 exhibitions, 3 venues, in coproduction with the City of Arles
FLAIR Galerie from March 30th to June 23rd, 2018
Eglise des Frères Prêcheurs from April 8th to 29th, 2018
In the street of Arles from March 29th, 2018

FLAIR Galerie presents, from March 30th to June 23rd 2018, drawings and paintings by Caroline Desnoëttes who inscribes her artistic approach within an ecological form of thinking by focusing on endangered species. Through life-size pieces on Japanese or Indian paper, she raises awareness about the vulnerability of nature and the fragility of resources confronting the scourge of humanity: poaching, pollution and deforestation.

The works of Caroline Desnoëttes will also be on show in the streets of Arles from March 29th, with Eléphantômatiques and at Église des Frères-Prêcheurs from April 8th to April 29th, where a blue whale will swim in cascades of security blankets in the midst of chapels reserved for wild cats, monkeys and other graphic safaris.

Three events in three venues allow us to discover the work of an artist who has got her eye on man’s place in the face of nature.

Alan Measles, 51 years old. Grayson Perry's confidant. Londres. 2013 - Sylvie Huet

Alan Measles, 51 years old. Grayson Perry's confidant. Londres. 2013
Silver print on Kodak Endura Premier paper
28 x 28 cm
© Sylvie Huet

Official portraits

Photographs by Sylvie Huet

Exhibition from December 2nd, 2017 to January 6th, 2018
From the book "A Story of Bears" published by Dewi Lewis, 2014

I could not have imagined when, at the age of forty-nine, I found my childhood teddy bear in a flea market, the fervour that this reunion would kindle. How so many adults, here and elsewhere, have arduously guarded the bear in their life, how certain bears have inspired celebrities (Jean-Paul Gaultier, Jane Goodall…), I hadn’t the slightest inkling. I only discovered this by telling my own story about a hundred times. During this photo shoot, the bear became a kind of Petite Madeleine, childhood archives were unpacked, and I was now privy to family secrets.

pondu ça, 2. 2017 - Pierre Desfons

pondu ça, 2. 2017
Drawing by Pierre Desfons
Indian ink, pastel, collage
Unique piece
10,5 x 17 cm
© Michel Bellaiche

Drôles d’oiseaux

Drawings and Collages by Pierre Desfons

Exhibition from September 2 to November 25, 2017
With the support of Atelier Sepia, framer in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

FLAIR Galerie presents, from September 2nd through November 25th, 2017 artworks by painter Pierre Desfons: a world teeming with baroque and flamboyant visions, rendered via razor-sharp graphic strokes. The artist creates a delirious bestiary of animals out of his imagination, and any resemblance to actual species, living or dead is entirely intentional.

Trap. 2003 - Roger Ballen

Trap. 2003
Photograph by Roger Ballen
Gelatin silver print
40 x 40 cm
© Roger Ballen / Courtesy Karsten Greve

Le théâtre de l’esprit

Photographs by Roger Ballen

Exhibition from July 1 to August 26, 2017
In collaboration with Galerie Karsten Greve Cologne, Paris, Saint-Moritz

From July 1 to August 26, 2017, Flair Galerie presents Roger Ballen’s photographs, a special collection taken from 2000 to 2008. We glimpse “his visual statements” with mysterious accents, issuing from the series Shadow Chamber and Boarding House. To finesse Jean Cocteau’s quote, “Cinema is modern day writing, whose ink is light itself”, his ineffable photographs, a kind of atemporal writing, reinvent themselves under the eye and as per a mise en scène, behind the curtain, so to speak. They ground the turbulent history of our world, under the light of a hypothetical fire.
Deep dive into the intriguing universe of a most influential photographer from the debut of the 21st century, who is also presenting a new installation/Exposition, The House of the Ballenesque, as part of les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, this summer.

Eléphante qui vole de joie. 2015 - Anouk Grinberg

Eléphante qui vole de joie. 2015
Painting by Grinberg
Indian ink on Tibetan paper
76 x 51 cm
© Xavier Pruvot

Mon premier cercle

Paintings by Anouk Grinberg

From April 8 to June 24, 2017

In the anouk’s drawings — I don’t resort to “the” to deify an actress as the French do, when she so wittingly effaces herself, overshadowed by the animals she draws; I omit her name’s majuscule, so that she may better be seen as one of them; I write the anouk as one would say the bear, the bird — we come back to our senses, as beasts spring from frames, that were never enclosures. For we cannot picture their borders, since we abandon the bounds separating humans and animals. The anouk sees, traces, draws, paints, starting with her own species; then on to all the living. In her gaze, or that of a goat or a dog, one reads the melancholy or the bewilderment, often a combination of the two. I couldn’t find another way to view this world and these times, if I tried.

Le tigre dans le moteur. 2015 - Roland Roure

Le tigre dans le moteur. 2015
Sculpture by Roland Roure
Aluminium, wire, acrylic paint
1,96 x 7,28 x 2,75 inches
© Shakuntala

L’homme animal

Sculptures and paintings by Roland Roure

Exhibition from December 3, 2016 to January 7, 2017

From December 3, 2016 to January 7, 2017, FLAIR Galerie presents the work of the sculptor Roland Roure. Convinced that man is an animal, he manipulates raw materials and words with equal malice, the odd beast lurking where no one expects it. This ensemble forms an open alphabet developed during 40 years by Roland Roure.

Toro, Eventail. 2016 - Lucio Fanti

Toro, Eventail. 2016
Watercolor by Lucio Fanti
Watercolor on Arches paper
33 x 63 cm
© Lucio Fanti

Jeux

Inks and watercolors by Lucio Fanti

Exhibition from September 3rd to November 26th, 2016

From September 3rd to November 26th, 2016, FLAIR Galerie presents “Games”, watercolors and colored inks by painter and set designer Lucio Fanti. A leaping bull, dreaming dog, jagged-edged black horse, half-rooster and half-donkey chimera, the odd fly or bee as an incongruous presence here or there … this unique bestiary examines, surprises, amuses. Romanticism, poetry, history and drolleries are mingled, always with a proper dose of irony, a characteristic of Lucio Fanti’s work. These variations on a theme are indeed diverting and quite casually reveal many secrets about their maker. Come play.

La femme croco, Paris. 2000 - Dolorès Marat

La femme croco, Paris. 2000
Photograph by Dolorès Marat
Traditional negative film, Fresson print
40 x 60 cm
© Dolorès Marat / courtesy Galerie Françoise Besson

Zoom

Photographs by Dolorès Marat

Exhibition from July 2nd to August 27th, 2016

Assembling thirty photographs by Dolores Marat, all dealing with the animal kingdom, FLAIR Galerie invites us to explore in an unusual and unprecedented fashion the work of this singular artist. The exhibition, being held from July 2nd to August 27th, consists exclusively of Fresson prints, a rare printing process perfectly befitting, in their smoky aspect, the oneiric quality of her work.

Modogliani. 2016 - Lucy Marshall

Modogliani. 2016
Illustration by Lucy Marshall
Pigment ink and watercolours
on 100% Cotton paper
35,6 x 28 cm
© The Dogophile

Dogland

Illustrations by Lucy Marshall (The Dogophile)

Exhibition from May 14th to June 25th, 2016

Dogland, first exhibition of Lucy Marshall, alias The Dogophile, at FLAIR Galerie, is a cheering portrait collection of … dogs. Armed to the teeth with canine humor, our cynophilist contemplates her high society kennel without concession, her vision nonetheless crossbred with tenderness — box of dog chow in hand, shoulder bag full of plastic bones, to say nothing of inks, pigments and watercolours. The dogs she shows an affection for, as sincere as artistic, are not the sole subjects of her mordant drawing. Beyond, under those furry coats, we are effortlessly able to make out  men … or women.