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Trouvaillen | Heike Rudloff

Trouvailles – Gallery Impressions

Wanda Stolle - Sculpture Sinus. 3 Graphite, chalk on wood, 175 x 140 x 60 cm. Photo:  Stefan Rebel
Malgorzata Szymankiewicz - Untitled, Series Reflecting View, 2017). Wood, aluminum, glass, acrylic, 80 x 120 x 10 cm. Photo:  Stefan Rebel
Sculpture by Tanja Rochelmeyer - Untitled, 2018. 55 x 55 x 45 cm, colored acrylic. Photo:  Stefan Rebel

22 November 2019 to 25 January 2020

(closed 27 December 2019  to 4 January 2020)

Open Thursdays from 6 to 9 pm, Fridays from 11 am to 6 pm, Saturdays from 11 pm to 3 pm, and by appointment. Admission is free.

Kirchgasse 239, 84028 Landshut, Germany

+49 176 45 66 24; +49 871 965 41 97


Wanda Stolle’s work features a depth of perspective also evident in works by Tanja Rochelmeyer and Malgorzata Szymankiewicz.

By exploring the “spaces” hidden deep inside these pieces, we discover new perspectives not visible from the outside.

Unexpected worlds are revealed to those whose gaze lingers. Artist Wanda Stolle achieves this in her small scale work by the meticulous and vigorous use of ink, followed by its removal and a reworking of the canvas. The eye discerns surface distortions: protrusions and depressions; the canvas seems to bulge and bend. A look at Wanda Stolle’s larger sculptures confirms this impression; here, shiny grey wood bends and leans towards the viewer, retreating and floating back into the wall to which it has been firmly attached.


Malgorzata Szymankiewicz uses high gloss acrylic sheets to create works that make the plain wall in front of which they stand a center of stability. Viewers discover that they have become protagonists in a strange world as they realize that their reflections have turned them into an integral part of the artwork.

The sculpture by Tanja Rochelmeyer shown here is made entirely of transparent acrylic glass, drawing the viewer into three-dimensional, delicate spheres of shadow and light. Her other work features elements of acrylic glass on canvas: acrylic in tinted layers creates duplicity and transparency, producing new colors with every ray of light.


The work of artist Tanja Rochelmeyer is also being shown until 25 January 2020 as part of the group show Zwischen den Jahren. Eine Auswahl Excellenter Kunst at the Galerie Alexander Ochs Private, Schillerstrasse 15, 10625 Berlin.  www.alexanderochs-private.com

Bernard Abtey

Exhibition Odyssées

Bernard Abtey - Confidence 126, 2019, sculpture in azobé wood from Equatorial Africa, 12 x 12 x 65 cm Photo: Hervé Lefèbvre
Bernard Abtey - Kökejin, 2018, bust made of solid and polished Pietrasanta marble, red pigment and Chinese silver, 50 x 40 x 18 cm. Photo: Hervé Lefèbvre. Photo: Hervé Lefèbvre

This hauntingly beautiful bust of the Mongolian princess Kökejin, a contemporary of Marco Polo’s who was sent off to be married in Persia, is one of the French artist’s most recent works and is being shown at the Odyssées retrospective covering 30 years of Bernard Abtey’s oeuvre.

The female – and her development – are the focus of the artist’s work. Here, too, we see women on pedestals; the first rendered in the finest Italian marble, the other in precious hardwood, the French artist’s preferred materials.

Exhibition 7 November 2019 to 24 January 2020

Galerie Dom-Art

Dom-Art Gallery
44, rue Neuve
40100 Dax / Aquitaine, South West France

+33(0)5 58 58 17 64 – galerie@dom-art.fr


Yohannes Tesfaye, Eyerusalem Jirenga

Eyerusalem Jirenga, „The City of Saints II“, 2017, Digital Archival Print, 80 x 80 cm, Edition of 7 plus1 AP. Photo: Heike Rudloff
Yohannes Tesfaye, „Courage and Beauty #3“ , 2018, Mixed Media auf Leinwand, 122 x 92 cm. Photo: Heike Rudloff
Yohannes Tesfaye, „Courage #4“, 2018, Mixed Media auf Leinwand, 91 x 122 cm. Photo: Heike Rudloff

Ethiopia on the move – Addis Fine Art, a fashionable art gallery in Addis Ababa’s trendy and still not fully modernized city center.
The gallery is exhibiting works by Yohannes Tesfaye and Eyerusalem Jirenga, both natives of Ethiopia. The two artists are already in high demand internationally. Yohannes Tesfaye works in Ethiopia and California, and Eyerusalem Jirenga in his home country and London.

The gallery is exhibiting works by Yohannes Tesfaye and Eyerusalem Jirenga, both natives of Ethiopia. The two artists are already highly regarded internationally. Yohannes Tesfaye in California and in London.

Addis Fine Art

3rd Floor Woldfiker Building
Bole Medhane Alem,
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Mo – Sa 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm

Tel +251 980 635 696

Addis Fine Art London
1-5 CromwellPlace
South Kensington, London SW7 2JE

Tel +44 203 488 0822

Hajime Mizutani

Behaviour as Nature

Hajime Mizutani - Representation and Light (charcoal on paper, 3 x 5 m). Photo: Hajime Mizutani
Hajime Mizutani - Representation and Light (charcoal on paper, 3 x 5 m) Photo: Heike Rudloff
Hajime Mizutani - Landforms Formed from Volcanic Activity. Durchmesser gut 2,10 Meter;  Papier und Kohle. Photo: Heike Rudloff

White paper in relief, crumpled to look almost like a landscape and covered finely in black charcoal. Each crease created individually, with the entire wall-sized piece in mind. The Japanese artist Hajime Mizutani produced one of his most impressive works at Berlin’s Künstlerhaus – and presented the result of his long and painstaking work to an astonished public on the studio’s five-metre wall. Mizutani, who was chosen for this artist-in-residence programme by Japan’s distinguished Bunkachō Agency for Cultural Affairs run by the government of Japan, will continue to work in Berlin until 15 December 2019.

Exhibition in Berlin from 2 to 27 October 2019:

Im Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Atelier Artist-in-Residence Hajime Mizutani
Kottbusser Str 10
10999 Berlin

Tel +49 (0) 30- 616903-0



Open Studio: 14 November 2019, 7 to 10 pm
im Künstlerhaus Bethanien: www://bethanien.de/en/visitor-information

Open house – two new works: 
Landscapes Shaped by Volcanic Activity.
Paper and charcoal,
about 210 cm in diameter each.

Dagmar Pachtner

4th Biennial of the Artists’ Association, Haus der Kunst, München

Miya Ando, Adidal Abou-Chamat,Lothar Baumgarten, Birthe Blauth, Jutta Burkhardt, Albert Coers, Nicole Eisenman, Manuel Eitner, Judith Egger, Amit Goffer, Peter Gregorio, Magdalena Jetelová, Alexander Kluge/ Thomas Thiede, Vera Lossau, Kyung-Lim Lee, Nadja Verena Marcin, Paul McCarthy, Marylin Minter, Herbert Nauderer, Dagmar Pachtner, Laurie Palmer, Susanne Pittroff, toffaha, Michael Sailstorfer, Leslie Thornton, Timm Ulrichs,Veronika Veit.

Dagmar Pachtner - Mumien. Photo: Heike Rudloff

On a quest for meaning – but appearances and hyperactivity are dominant in modern society:

Dagmar Pachtner exhibited two photographic works at the 4th Biennial of the Artists’ Association at Haus der Kunst: Mummy I in silver, Mummy II in gold.

4th Artist’s Biennial. Haus der Kunst München, West Wing
Guest country: USA

Prinzregentenstraße 1

18 July – 8 September 2019

Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm, Thursdays from 10 am. to 10 pm

The catalogue will be presented on Saturday, 7 September at 6 pm



Article Süddeutsche Zeitung 


Seen here next to Laurie Palmer’s Hole, a sculpture made from recycled wood at the Haus der Kunst München near Munich’s Englischer Garten.

Dagmar Pachtner - Mumien. 4. Biennale der Künstler des Künstlerverbunds, Haus der Kunst, München. Foto: Heike Rudloff

Hans-Jörg Mayer


The exhibition also includes works by Emil Nolde, Egon Schiele, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, George Grosz, Andy Warhol, Gabriele Münter and others.

Hans-Jörg Mayer - Delicately poetic: Funkenmarie, 2009.

Delicately poetic: Funkenmarie, 2009.

As beautiful as it is ephemeral; firmly anchored in the present and yet so evanescent: 
Ginger, 2016.

Hans-Jörg Mayer - Ginger, 2016.

Exhibition in Bielefeld from 9 November to 9 February 2019

Samuelis Baumgarte Gallery
Niederwall 10
33602 Bielefeld

Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

Telephone +49 521 560310


Barbara Weil – Sculptures

Barbara Weil - Studio Weil, Balearic Islands

Drone video of the Barbara Weil Gallery, Mallorca, Port d‘ Andratx

American artist Barbara Weil created powerful wall-sized paintings and sculptures that appear to have been cut out of her canvases. Once removed from their two-dimensional environment, Weil attached legs and feet to the cutouts and gave them names, turning them into symbolic figures as shown in the video. Sculptures and paintings by the artist, who died in January 2018, can be viewed in her remarkable studio in the southwestern part of the island of Mallorca, one of the island’s sightseeing attractions. Working closely with Weil, American architect Daniel Libeskind designed the building long before he became famous. Libeskind once said that work on the Weil Studio had been a wonderful experience, because he and Weil complemented each other so well as they shared an approach to work and their artistic thinking was so similar, “She became my idol.”

Barbara Weil - Studio Weil, Balearic Islands

Studio Weil
Camino San Carlos 20
07157 Port de Andratx – Balearic Islands

Please email to set up an appointment.



Miquel Mesquida – Catorze ‘Quattuordècim’

“The exhibition is the answer to the question. My question.”

Miquel Mesquida - Invera Preteci, 2018. Mixed technique and collage on board, 115 x 188 cm. Gallery Aba Art Lab, Nit de L‘Art

Mallorcan artist Miguel Mesquida has chosen the number 14 as the subject of his work.
For him, the number 14—as a symbol of temperance, moderation, restraint—represents the quest for equilibrium and stability evident in all the pieces included in this exhibition.

At the same time, it is also a symbol of his impulsive and spontaneous creativity, or in his own words: “The fluid dialogue between the artist and his work.”

Miquel Mesquida - THERE IS ONE WAY, 2018. Mixed technique and collage on board, 140 x 140 cm.

Gallery Aba Art Lab, Nit de LArt
Contemporary Art
Plaça Porta Santa Catalina, 21b
07912 Palma de Mallorca
Mallorca, Spain

Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm

Telephone +34 971 727 835
Mobile +34 656 965 423


Bernard Abtey and Annie Thérie

Benefit exhibition for La Main du Coeur, an Alsatian children’s aid organization

Light creates shadows, shadows are shaped by light.

French sculptor Bernard Abtey and painter Annie Thérie produced these works together. Both artists live and work in the Landes, in the Aquitaine region of south-western France. The region’s landscapes exert a strong influence on their work: forests as far as the eye can see; the sea, light, and a sense of vastness that has become nearly impossible to experience anywhere else in Europe. 
The shimmer of light highlighted by infinite shadows.


Exhibition from 8 to 12 September 2018

Parc de L’Orangérie
Le Pavillon Joséphine
Avenue de l’Europe

67000 Strasbourg

Telephone +33 388 36 53 52


Astrid Lowack


Alluring and captivating, the image draws us down into its depths and then back up to the surface; we explore, looking for tangible details.
Astrid Lowack’s photo art is so multi-facetted and rich in detail, and so fascinating that finally, we just let the image lead our eyes and senses; our gaze wanders leisurely as we indulge in this simple pleasure…

The main focus of the exhibition is on the artist Astrid Lowack, but some works by the painter Fred Thieler, one of the most important members of the German Art Informel movement, are also being shown:
A counterpoint?
When viewed together, the artistic nature of Astrid Lowack’s photographs becomes even more evident, as do Thieler’s almost photographic and yet abstract qualities.

Heinz Mack - Untitled, 2013 Wood, polished and lacquered 63 x 43 x 22 cm / Coloured Pedestal, Plexiglass Plate, 100 x 30 x 30 cm With two coloured Works behind, Both: Chromatic Constellation, 2017 Acrylic on canvas on wood (glued) 50 x 56 x 2.5 cm

Exhibition in Bielefeld from 5 July to 1 September 2018

Samuelis Baumgarte Gallery
Niederwall 10
33602 Bielefeld

Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

Telephone +49 521 560310


Anniversary Exhibition:

Domberger — 50 Edition Years and 30 Gallery Years

Stuttgart-Filderstadt / Plattenhardt

Victor Vasarely, a leader of the Op art movement in Europe, produced 120 works in his 60 creative years as an artist. This year, important exhibitions have again put the artist, who died in 1997, in the limelight. Pictured here is an original serigraph from Planetary Folklore, a portfolio comprising six serigraphs, created by Vasarely in collaboration with Domberger in 1964.

Cy Twombly – intense, and yet so reduced.
A wall-sized version of this original serigraph was also shown at MoMA in New York.


Anniversary Exhibition:
Domberger — 50 Edition Years and 30 Gallery Years

Stuttgart-Filderstadt / Plattenhardt
13 March to 28 April 2018

Uhlbergstr. 36 – 40
70794 Filderstadt/Plattenhardt, Germany

Tuesday to Thursday
9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm
Friday 9 am to 2 pm and by appointment
Telephone +49 711 – 771077


Patricia Aaron

Salt Water + Light 2017

Patricia Aaron - SPACE Gallery, Denver's Art District

Silvery, shimmering memories of water and light,
captured in color.

Patricia Aaron - EYES ABOVE THE WAVES, SPACE Gallery, Denver's Art District

A visit to the Library of Water—a museum for melted glacial water—during an artist residency in Iceland inspired American artist Patricia Aaron to create these shining, silvery impressions.


Salt Water + Light 2017

Current works inspired by travels to the Bahamas, Prince Edward Island and Iceland.

28 September to 4 November 2017


400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado


Julian Schnabel

Paintings and Printed Works 1991 to 2016
Exhibition in Bielefeld 28 October to 3 February 2018

Untitled (Chinese painting), 2008 Spray paint, ink, synthetic resin and oil on polyester 274.3 x 243.8 cm

Immerse yourself.
Lose yourself.
Let yourself fall?

Painting by Julian Schnabel, 2008. A year before he painted this canvas, Julian Schnabel directed a breathtaking film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. It tells the story of 43-year old journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffered a stroke leaving him locked in his paralyzed body. He could only communicate by using his eyes… and yet he managed to write his autobiography.

Butterflies I (5), 1995 Ten-colour serigraph 141.6 x 128.3 Edition: 80 Origin: the artist’s studio. Galerie Samuelis Baumgarte, Bielefeld

Clear, poetic energy.
Delicately expressive.
So close and yet so elusive.

Exhibition from 31 August to 21 October 2017

Gallery Samuelis Baumgarte
Niederwall 10
33602 Bielefeld

Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm and Saturday10 am – 2pm

Telephone +49 521 560310


Jim Pittman

Globe Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe

Jim Pittman - Mesa Verde, Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Globe Fine Art

Mesa Verde—other parts of the painting seem to light up when the viewer moves ever so slightly.
The longer our gaze lingers, the more complex this painting by Jim Pittman becomes.

Mesa Verde, Jim Pittman
Acrylic on Canvas 40“ x 30“

Globe Fine Art GallerySanta Fe, New Mexico, USA
(formerly The William & Joseph Gallery)

Sam Francis (1923 – 1994)

Exhibition in Bielefeld 31 August to 21 October 2017

Sam Francis - ohne Titel 1968, 41x33cm Acryl auf Papier. Galerie Samuelis Baumgarte, Bielefeld
Sam Francis - ohne Titel 1978, 18x11cm Gouache und Acryl auf Papier. Galerie Samuelis Baumgarte, Bielefeld

Paintings by American artist Sam Francis radiate intensity, courage, enthusiasm and vitality. His work is being shown at the Samuelis Baumgarte Gallery in Bielefeld until late October.
The painter, who was challenged by periods of serious illness, was aware of the profound energy of life force and of the power of the will to live – forces which emanate from his canvasses.

The painting above, which is also the central narrative of the exhibition: a burst of energy, with a hint of edginess, exuding both light and a free and untroubled spirit.
The painting below manifests gravity, intensity, the lightness of being—sequenced, mutually binding?

© Heike Rudloff, September 2017

Exhibition from 31 August to 21 October 2017

Gallery Samuelis Baumgarte
Niederwall 10
33602 Bielefeld

Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm and Saturday10 am – 2pm

Telephone +49 521 560310


Samuelis Baumgarte Gallery ART BERLIN, 14 to 17 September 2017 – Heinz Mack, a solo exhibition

Exhibition of Art from Finland:

Lehmä pitää viedä jäälle, jotta se tanssii – 
“The cow has to be on ice for it to dance

Thirty-one artists from Finland are showing their work at the Samuelis Baumgarte Gallery in Bielefeld.
Some of these are very well known Finnish artists who work internationally; in addition, the gallery is presenting young, aspiring artists.

Two paintings from the exhibition:

Jaakko Mattila - Aukko / Hole (170x170 cm) Galerie Samuelis-Baumgarte, Bielefeld

Jaakko Mattila – Aukko / Hole (170×170 cm) 

This artist uses delicate, fine lines to draw the viewer’s eye to the dark, central element of the painting …

to then lose themselves in its depths.

Jaakko Mattila, born 1976 in Oulu, Finland, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

Shoji Kato Field of Disassemblage - 10-2 (26,7x19,9 cm) Galerie Samuelis-Baumgarte, Bielefeld

Shoji Kato – Field of Disassemblage – 10-2 (26,7×19,9 cm)

What do we see floating through this painting by Shoji Kato, very fine drawings or small electronic elements?

The uncertainty remains – but the light strokes are poetic, delicate, and captivating.

Shoji Kato, born 1969 in Fukui, Japan, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

© Heike Rudloff, 2017

Exhibition from 10 June to 19 August 2017

Gallery Samuelis Baumgarte
Niederwall 10
33602 Bielefeld

Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm and Saturday10 am – 2pm

Telephone +49 521 560310


Maria Papa Rostkowska,

1923 (Warsaw) – 2008 (Lido di Camaiore, Italy)

Maria Papa Rostkowska: Trio, 1995, Marmor, h 75 cm
Maria Papa Rostkowska Le Opere, Gli Amici, I Luoghi Works, Friends, Places. Associazione Culturale RENZO CORTINA, Milano

One of the icons of the Parisian art world is currently being honoured with a retrospective in Milano: Maria Papa Rostkowska, a Polish artist who died in 2008, whose powerful, yet soft-looking sculptures have been the centre of so much attention in the Parisian art world since the 1960s.

The artist lived in France and Italy. She actively participated in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 against the German occupation troops; but her husband, a young politician and leading figure of the democratic movement, lost his life in the Stalinist repression of Poland after the war; later she emigrated to France with her son. In Paris she lived and worked with her second husband, Gualtieri Papa di San Lazzaro, the founder of the Galerie XXe Siècle, the centre of the famous art scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, representative of French art of the period. Since then, Maria Papa Rostkowska’s works have been exhibited at least a hundred times and her sculptures are on display in public places in France, Poland and Italy, including in French government buildings. Major retrospectives have already taken place in museums in Warsaw, Paris and Pietrasanta, Italy.

The retrospective at San Donato Milanese is a reflection of the period and shows the development of art in Maria Papa Rostkowska’s life, as well as famous works by Pablo Picasso, Sonia Delaunay, Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, Man Ray and others such as Wifredo Lam – the artist’s friends and companions.

The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience the artists of the period and an important number of works by the sculptor Maria Papa Rostkowska.

Friends, Polish representatives and members of the artist’s family were present at the inauguration of the exhibition, which opened with a recital performed by the Polish pianist Magdalena Zuk.

The exhibition is on view until the end of April.

Heike Rudloff

New Exhibition from 12 September to 14 October 2017

Maria Papa Rostkowska
Le Opere, Gli Amici, I Luoghi
Works, Friends, Places

Associazione Culturale RENZO CORTINA
Via Mac Mahon 14
(cotile interno n. 7)
20155 Milano
Tel.: +39 2-33607236

Mon.:  4:30pm – 7:30pm
Thu.- Sat: 10pm – 12:30pm and 4:30pm – 7:30pm


-> Maria Papa Rostkowska Milano YouTube

Bernard Frize

Bernard Frize

Bernard Frize is an internationally active French artist, well known to the German public through numerous exhibitions over the years, and as 2015 laureate of the Käthe Kollwitz Prize awarded by the Berlin Academy of Arts. An exhibition of his work opened 14 January at the Galleria Gentili in Florence, Italy.

Light, translucent colours, delicate looking – yet widely and almost violently brushed onto canvasses – with continuous lines and patterns.

Ultimate abstractions that allow the imagination to flow like water: radiant and light, vibrant in colour; or, as Friedrich Meschede, director of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld once wrote: “We have to imagine Bernard Frize as a happy person.”
Frize, born in 1954, works in Paris and Berlin and is known for his sophisticated technology and brushwork – an artist who never ceases to fascinate his audience.

“Northern Lights, Waterfalls and Oceans” is the title of the exhibition of his work at the Galleria Gentili in Florence, on view until 11 March.

Heike Rudloff

Exhibition in Florence from 14 January to 11 March

“Northern Lights, Waterfalls and Oceans”
Galleria Gentili
Borgo Pinti 80/82 R
50121 Florence/Italy
Telephone +39 0559060519

Patricia Aaron – Artist Statement/FRESH

Patricia Aaron - Baby Beach Print

This spring, an artist residency on the island of Maui presented the perfect backdrop for my new series of layered encaustic abstract paintings. My love of travel and discovery is the thread that connects all my paintings, and as I traversed the islands of Kauai and Maui, I discovered places that were full of possibility and inspiration. Being an ardent observer, I found hidden coves teaming with fish, sunbathers, surfers, sea turtles, and sailboats, all soaked in Hawaiian-infused colors. On other days, I walked barefoot on solitary beaches and watched lone birds flying low over the surf.

My painting technique includes working with warm (180-degree) pigmented beeswax on a heated palette, adding inks and mixed media. Using brushes, razors, kitchen tools, and torches, each painting has approximately 15 layers of fused, pigmented wax applied to the panel. Through additive and subtractive painting techniques, each work takes anywhere from one month to six weeks to complete. I typically rotate working on three paintings at a time, letting each one cool completely before returning to it to add another wax layer.

Patricia Aaron, July 2015

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

-Mary Oliver


The Globe GallerySanta Fe, New Mexico, USA (former The William & Joseph Gallery)

The Globe Gallery

Patricia Aaron – Painter on YouTube

Tanja Rochelmeyer

Tanja Rochelmeyer - O.T.

Tanja Rochelmeyer is a Berlin-based artist whose paintings have attracted a great deal of attention since 2008: geometric abstraction, virtually architectural.

Her work has been shown internationally, especially in exhibitions of contemporary German art and new abstract art, in cities including Berlin, Cologne, Landshut, Milano, Los Angeles, South Africa, Hanoi, Hong Kong.

Quartier Bacalan, Bordeaux

Lumières de Sirènes, 2014, an installation by Laurent Valera, wo lives and works in Bordeaux—as simple as it is moving.

Africa formed only with the help of hundreds of plastic cups full of water, illuminated by a beam of light… shining stars seem to dance above the continent…

Right next to it is another installation: Jesus by Jean-François Buisson depicting Christ on the cross. Buisson elicits an intense and powerful expressiveness from the iron and heavy scrap metal found in the port. The heavy, elaborate steel gates of his studio in Bacalan, the old port district in Bordeaux where he works with other artists using iron and other materials, are almost always open to visitors. The space also houses a gallery whose doors are gladly opened to the public – each door an impressive work of art in its own right.

Both on view until the end of February 2018 at the gallery of the art space Les Vivres de L’Art in the trendy district of Bacalan in Bordeaux…

In the middle of the French city of Bordeaux, between newly built lofts, high-rise buildings by famous architects, historical buildings and a landscape of decaying port architecture, one of the hottest quartiers in France is emerging: the Bacalan district.

Les Vivres de L`Art, located in the old naval storehouse on rue Achard is an art studio and event space open to the public. It also contains a gallery which is currently exhibiting works by French artist Luc Billières.

Only a couple of hundred meters away: the Cité du Vin, the spectacular exhibition grounds for wine merchants and winegrowers. The space also boasts an art museum.

A few hundred meters in the opposite direction, on Quai Armand LaLande at the Bassins à Flots (tidal basins), is the site of the huge and massive concrete submarine pen, initially built by the Italians during the Second World War and then taken over and expanded by the Germans. Today, the base has also been transformed into an art space where photography exhibitions and other cultural events often take place.

The Garage Moderne is just a few blocks farther away, at 1 rue des Étrangers. It is a long hall, originally an auto repair shop; now it houses classic cars undergoing restoration, art and shops. The atmosphere is lively and visitors are welcome.

 © Heike Rudloff, 2017

Address of the gallery Les Vivres de L’Art
4 rue Achard
33300 Bordeaux

Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm

Garage Moderne
1 Rue des Étrangers
33300 Bordeaux

open 9 am to 12 pm and 2 to 6 pm