07.04.2023 | Johan Van Mullem at Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

Johan Van Mullem exhibits at Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

A project supported by Loo&Lou Foundation


Published on April 7, 2023


From 31 March to 23 July, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) present For Love’s S(n)ake! an exhibition by Belgian artist Johan Van Mullem. 

By inviting Johan Van Mullem to the heart of their collection of Ancient Art, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium establish their role of catalyst to pass on history to the widest audience possible, therefor actively embodying their support for the contemporary creation that puts down its roots in Brussels. 

Originally from Bruges and now a Brussels’ citizen, Johan Van Mullem stands as a true national flagship and a renowned multidisciplinary artist. He will be the only Belgian contemporary artist to be exhibited at the RMFAB this year, and the exhibition is the perfect opportunity to build bridges with his native country. As the only Belgian contemporary artist to be exhibited at the RMFAB in 2023, he meets his country through this exhibition. 

By questioning our changing society in his own individual way, he finds his place within the Remedies exhibitions’ program. Confronted with the ills and symptoms of our humanity, Johan Van Mullem’s art tends to offer a therapeutic path and seems to suggest possible remedies by encouraging us to slow down, reflect and meditate. 

For Love’s S(n)ake! reveals never before shown pieces as well as the latest work produced by the Brussels artist. The body of works on display contrasts with what the public knows of the artist’s work, namely his depictions of phantasmagoric faces, reflecting on what lies within, presented notably during his monographic exhibition at the Musée d’Ixelles in 2016-2017. 

A transition has taken place in recent years from portraits to nature. The health crisis and successive lockdowns have had a catalytic effect on his practice. Forced to slow down, the artist rediscovered his (inner) garden, a new horizon that inspired him to create universes more oriented towards the exterior. The vegetal dimension calls for serendipity and the artist’s colour palette blooms through the dreamy landscapes. The overall effect culminates in a peculiar luminescence enhanced by the use of printing and etching inks. 

Between emotions and memory, between movement and light, some fifty new works, sometimes of an impressive format, open up a timeframe far from any urgency, and offer the public a new perspective, inscribing contemporary creation in its historical roots. 

Discover the press article here.

© Constance Le Hardy


Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
3 rue de la Régence – 1000 Bruxelles
Tél.: +32 (0)2 508 32 11
Fax: +32 (0)2 508 32 32



06.04.2023 | Joël Person at Festival du Dessin of Arles

Joël Person at the first edition of the Drawing Festival in Arles

Published on April 6, 2023


Joël Person participates in the first edition of the Arles drawing festival, among 41 other artists, initiated by Vera Michalski and Frédéric Pajak. 


Drawing is the first art form we come across in childhood; it is also the first known art form used by our prehistoric ancestors. Despite a long history of being left on the sidelines and overlooked in favour of painting, drawing has seen a resurgence in recent years in schools of fine art, galleries and museums. Vera Michalski, president of the Libella publishing group, and Frédéric Pajak, an illustrator, writer and director of Les Cahiers Dessinés publishing house, took the initiative to give this art form its full scope by creating the « Festival du Dessin », an annual festival dedicated to it that will interest both the general public and discerning audiences. What better place to host such an event than the city of Arles, famed for the beauty of its historical monuments, Van Gogh and the Rencontres d’Arles festival of photography? From 2023 onwards, the most magnificent venues in Arles – museums, churches, cloisters, private mansions, foundations and cultural hubs – will welcome the Festival du Dessin every spring. Theatres, bookshops and cinemas will also be participating, as will educational institutions, to showcase more than 1,000 works and some forty artists, for the most part established, as well as some forgotten or as yet little-known figures. It will create a dialogue between artistic drawing, comic art, editorial cartoons, art brut drawings and alternative drawings – those produced by writers, filmmakers and major fashion figures.   Taking place over three weeks and four weekends, the Festival du Dessin aims to hold debates, meet-and-greets and autograph sessions with today’s illustrators, film screenings, concerts and many other celebratory events alongside the exhibitions.

Joël Person will exhibit at the Saint-Césaire enclosure as well as at the Espace Van Gogh, alongside Hervé Di Rosa and Anna Sommer.

He will also participate in the drawing concert of the National Orchestra of Cannes on May 3 at the Théâtre Antique in Arles. He will realize a performance of drawings on the spot, projected live on a giant screen, in collaboration with Anna Sommer.



16.11.2022 | Jean Claude Wouters at the ALIEN Art Centre

Jean Claude Wouters presents his new exhibition at the ALIEN Art Centre in Taiwan

Published on November 16, 2022


Artist photographer Jean Claude Wouters presents “Light of Void” at the Alien Art Centre in Taiwan, alongside artist Arman from November 23, 2022 to March 9, 2023.

The title of the current exhibition Light of Void, includes purposely the word “light”. It is presently this special light Wouters’ works speak about. “I draw with light, I don’t make a copy of reality”, Wouters says. In japanese photography is translated by shashin, two ideograms meaning copy/reality. In most occasions, photography is used as “a copy of reality”, rather than “drawing with light”. I prefer to think of the photography of the beginnings, in the XIX century, with its special painting feeling.” All the technics Wouters use are very traditional photographic ones and it is a fact that most of them are disappearing quickly pushed out by the new digital technology for photography. In a few years from now, Wouters might not be able to create more the art pieces he makes today that we can see in this current exhibition, while the special mat baryte paper he uses has already became difficult to find. We won’t see anywhere else such a refined nuance of greys like in Wouters’ work– which are never black and white but merely a unique greyish.




From November 23, 2022 to March 9, 2023


ALIEN Art Center

No.111, Gushan 1st Rd., Gushan Dist.,

Kaohsiung City 804, Taiwan

More information here


17.06.2022 | Elisabeth Daynès at the Collège de France

Elisabeth Daynès intervenes in the Symposium “Images de l’homme fossile” at the Collège de France

Published on June 16, 2022


Elisabeth Daynès participates in the symposium “Images de l’homme fossile” organized by the Collège de France on Friday June 17, 2022. She will talk about “The Search for Lost Identities”. As an artist, Elisabeth Daynès brings reflection about identity, the significance of the skull, and the face, from our origins, to today, until the future. Her art toys discontinuously with science because science plays a big role in our imaginary. 

The symposium focuses on the multiple images of the fossil man : 

“From the beginning, research on human evolution and prehistory has had a double function. On the one hand, they have developed as new scientific disciplines, at the borders of biology and human sciences. On the other hand, they provided, in the West at least, the substance of a new account of origins that could replace that which the Bible had delivered for centuries.

This mythological and narrative dimension undoubtedly explains in part the fascination that this field of knowledge has always held for the public. Very quickly, the literature and the plastic arts took possession of the “prehistoric” theme, while the scientific knowledge remained still embryonic. A phantasmal prehistory has always rubbed shoulders with the one that archaeologists and paleontologists were trying to reconstitute. The border between the two remained porous and, in their attempts to fill the gaps in the fossil record, the researchers themselves were never free of subjectivity.

This account of origins touches us probably too closely to escape religious, philosophical and sometimes even political presuppositions. Each historical period has produced its own prehistory and human evolution, in accordance with the spirit of the time.

During this symposium, paleoanthropologists and historians of science will discuss the representations of fossil men and Paleolithic societies as they are produced by scientific works, then delivered to the public.”




Friday, June 17, 2022

all day – Lecture is open to all, free of charge and without prior registration


Collège de France

11 place Marcelin-Berthelot

75005 Paris

More information here


07.06.2022 | La Déferlante : drawing performance by Joël Person

The artist Joël Person in Rosa Bonheur’s open air studio for a drawing performance

Published on June 07, 2022


With Rosa Bonheur and Joël Person everything is a story of horses galloping on monumental formats. First those of Rosa: her “Horse Market”, a tour de force of the painter to demonstrate to the world that “genius has no sex”; then those of Joel: his “Breaking” of horses which exert on the spectator and the painter a fascination for these graceful and powerful beings. Half a century separates them, but undeniably, Joel is a child of Rosa. 

So for the bicentenary of Rosa’s birth, Joel pays tribute to Rosa by continuing his “Déferlante”, a 10 m long fresco. For 3 days, he puts down his brushes in Rosa Bonheur’s open-air workshop: her park! And challenges himself to add 5 meters to his monumental canvas! He will be accompanied throughout his journey by musicians. Thus linking the 2 passions of Rosa Bonheur and Joel Person: music and painting.

This performance echoes Joël Person’s exhibition “Déferlante” held at the Loo & Lou Gallery from May to July 2021.



Drawing performance

Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th of July

All day – Free


Château de Rosa Bonheur

12 rue Rosa Bonheur

77810 Thomery

More information here


02.04.2022 | Carte blanche for photographer Jean-Christophe Ballot at the Cercle Suédois in partnership with the Galerie Nathalie Béreau

Photographer Jean-Christophe Ballot participates in the group exhibition “Carte Blanche” at the Cercle Suédois in Paris

Published on April 02, 2022

The Galerie Nathalie Béreau has organized an exhibition in the heart of a Haussmanien apartment on Rue de Rivoli, the Cercle Suédois,  for the first time.

The main theme of this exhibition is nature in the broadest sense of the word with the participation of three artists working with different techniques: Jean-Christophe Ballot (photographs), Isabelle Tournoud (drawings), and Charles Hair (ceramics). 

For this exhibition, Jean-Christophe Ballot proposes photographs from a trip he took in Australia in 2004. This includes images of the red desert in the center of the continent, the forest, or rocks from the northeast; images that suit the works by the other two artists wonderfully.

The Cercle Suédois was founded in 1891 in Paris. Established on the Rue de Rivoli, the center organizes events dedicated to Swedish traditions and culture (themed lunches, traditional parties…), as well as other gatherings connected to the zeitgeist (After Work, Thursday Apéro, brunches …) for members and their invited guests.

This year, the Swedish Art Association (AAS) celebrates its 65th anniversary. Close to the artists, the association is very active: organization of exhibitions, valorization of the collection of works created since the beginning of the “Cercle”, editions works of art each year, helps the exposed artists, and hosts artistic meetings and conferences.

Exhibition on view at the Cercle Suédois from April 6 – 22, 2022

Cercle Suédois in Paris

242 rue de Rivoli

75001 Paris

More information here


02.04.2022 | Fred Kleinberg participates in group exhibition at Galerie Capazza – “Coexister” / On view from March 26 to June 26, 2022

Fred Kleinberg participates in the group exhibition “COEXISTER” at the Galerie Capazza

Published on April 4, 2022


From March 26 to June 26, 2022, Fred Kleinberg joins a group of artists at the Capazza Gallery for their new exhibition, Coexister

Galerie Capazza is pleased to present this group exhibition that mixes represented and guest artists, and is in partnership with Galerie Arts d’Australie – Stéphane Jacob. 

Coexist. Pursue this idea and observe how many waves it will raise, how the radiations will reach the darkest shores. Coexist. To practice, to invite distant colleagues and artists, to propose an opening of the paths towards creation. Coexist. Works with four hands, works that evoke humanity. To coexist with nature, with the passing of time, with the interal or external storm. Several hundred answers have been made for this theme. To coexist in the discovery of the artworks, to pass, to exchange, to share, to be moved, to wonder…”
– Laura et Denis Capazza-Durand

On the occasion of this group exhibition, Fred Kleinberg will present paintings from his Reborn series, produced between 2012 and 201. In his own words, this series “focuses on the power of the landscape, on the horizon, ramification, fluidity, change, and transformation. Nature wants to be speculum, mirror of the impulses and the instincts of the man.”

Exhibition on view at the Galerie Capazza from March 26 to June 26, 2022

Galerie Capazza

1 rue des Faubourgs

18330 Nancy

Tél : 02 48 51 80 22

More information here 


Fred Kleinberg, Fluidité II, 2014, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm

Fred Kleinberg, Recouvrement, 2014, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm

02.04.2022 | Joël Person’s drawings in the magazine “Amour” by Les Cahiers dessinés

Joël Person participates in the second issue of the magazine L’Amour, launched on 03.23.22 at the Palais de Tokyo bookstore


Published on April, 2nd 2022

For his second collaboration with the magazine L’Amour, Joël Person contributes eight drawings to accompany texts of Frederic Pajak.

The theme of this second issue of L’Amour is intimate: “Contre l’actualité”. In the same spirit as the first issue published in October 2021, various writers and artists are solicited to contribute in order to create a confrontation of opinions and feelings. This issue is intended “for a public that seeks to find itself in a daily life abused by the speeches and ideologies distorting public opinion” through the prism of art. 

Now available in bookstores in Paris
The magazine L’Amour, brought by Les Cahiers dessinés, explores current events against the grain in various forms – short stories, diary entries, drawings, etc. The launch of this issue took place on March 23, 2022 at the Palais de Tokyo bookstore. 
Frédéric Pajak is a writer, drawer, editor, curator and director, founder, and editor-in-chief of several magazines and journals featuring the work of writers and artists on specific themes. 

29.09.2021 | Nuit Blanche – Projection mapping by Jean-Julien Pous on the Town Hall of the 3rd district

Nuit Blanche 2021 

Published on 29 September 2021

Projection mapping by the artist Jean-Julien Pous on Saturday 2 October
on the facade of the Town Hall of the 3rd arrondissement. 


In his book Where Does the Dust Itself Collect, XuBing tells us:

– Body, Bodhi tree; heart, case of the light mirror. Rub again and again, without raising dust. If there was nothing to begin with, where would the dust come from?

Combining Line Oshin’s paintings, Maria Blowers’ animation and Audrey Poujoula’s music, Jean-Julien Pous evokes his deep attachment to his native land (China), the mugginess of summer’s spent there, the smell of flowers and decay exalted by the warmth of the perfumed harbor.The tree, a symbol of longevity and immortality in Hinduism and Buddhism, has an excellent feng shui and comes to life with the crested ibis, the bronze stournes and bats that it shelters.

Projected on the city hall of Paris Centre, its complex network of roots, like thousands of long wrinkled fingers, evoke in a carnal way the complex, painful and interconnected history of a population that counts in billions. In continuity with the surrounding nature of the Square du Temple – Elie Wiesel, it is like an open window on the other side of the mirror: the swan song of a wild nature that we have dried up and that bites us.

From 8pm to 2am

This project is supported by the Fondation Loo & Lou pour l’Art contemporain, under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg

18.09.2021 | Exhibition of Didier Genty’s work at the Issy Biennial and at Artcité

Works by Didier Genty featured in the Issy Biennial and at Artcité

Published on 18 September 2021


The Artcité event will take place in Fontenay-Sous-Bois. Didier Genty’s works will be presented there for a month, with an exceptional opening of the NEF in the Halle Roublot on Saturday 25 September from 10am to 7pm on Sunday 26 September from 10am to 6pm. There will be a closing reception on Saturday 16 October at 5pm at Maison du citoyen.

From 16 September to 16 October
The different locations of the exhibition:
Hall de l’hôtel de ville
Médiathèque Louis Aragon
Maison du citoyen et de la vie associative
Halle Roublot
Ancien SMJ
Ateliers de gravure à la Médiathèque

The Biennale d’Issy is a contemporary art event that began in 1995, following one entitled Sud 92 which was created in 1984. It is at the heart of contemporary culture in Issy, supported and encouraged by the Mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux.

Numerous cultural projects have been carried out during this event: the French Playing Card Museum (1997), the Cube (2001), the Ateliers des Arches (2002), and Les Arcades (2005).

Parallel to these new artistic centres, it was necessary to associate an event that brings together contemporary creation in the city, and is open to artists of all expressions and all nationalities. The challenge was met with a constantly increasing number of applications.
Didier Genty’s works can be seen at the French Playing Card Museum in Issy-les-Moulineaux.

From 15 September to 7 November

The different location of the Biennial:

Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer

Médiathèque Centre-Ville

Ecole de Formation des Barreaux

Place de l’Hôtel de Ville

More information about the event


18.09.2021 | Prétexte, du cheval à l’oeuvre, a work by Cedric le Corf at Haras National du Pin

The work Justa I by Cedric le Corf presented in the exhibition Prétexte, du cheval à l’oeuvre at Haras National du Pin

Published on 18 September 2021

This exhibition includes some twenty contemporary artists, including eleven women artists. These artists, of all nationalities and from various disciplines (painting, sculpture, photography, art objects), express their questions through their artistic production. The figure of the horse is often a pretext for raising questions about oneself, others and society in general.

From 22 July to 7 November
The visit of the exhibition is included in the Haras du Pin visit, 9 euros for the normal rate and 8 euros for the reduced rate (free for children under 7).
– Open every day from 10am to 6pm –

Haras National du Pin
61310 Le Pin au Haras

 Phone : +33 (0)2 33 36 68 68


15.07.2021 | Exhibitions by Lydie Arickx at the Cappazza gallery and at the Abbaye de Flaran

Lydie Arickx | Ongoing exhibitions at the Capazza gallery and at the Abbaye Flaran 

Published on July 15, 2021

Exhibition “La vie nue” at the Capazza gallery :

Around forty works – paintings and sculptures – by the artist, a major figure of French expressionism, will be presented at the Capazza gallery.

This exhibition, curated by Yannick Mercoyrol (Director of Heritage and Cultural Programming at the Domaine National de Chambord), is on view in Nançay as an echo to the exhibition Arborescences by Lydie Arickx which will be held at the Château de Chambord, from May 30 to October 17, 2021, and for which the Galerie Capazza is a partner.

Opening hours of the exhibition at the Capazza gallery in Nançay :
24 July to 26 September : Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays / 10:00-12:30 and 14:30-19:00
Sunday 15 August : 10am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-7pm

More information:

Exhibition “Ne me consolez pas…” at l’Abbaye de Flaran

Flaran Abbey invites you to discover the exhibition of Lydie Arickx (contemporary painting).

After studying at the Ecole supérieure d’Arts graphiques Penninghen, Lydie Arickx (1954-), a painter and sculptor of Flemish origin, has been taking part in international exhibitions and events since the 1980s. Recognised as one of the great French contemporary artists and supporting a militant approach to contemporary art made up of perpetual experimentation, it seemed natural that she should be welcomed at the Flaran Departmental Heritage Centre. This flagship exhibition of the summer offers, in the Cistercian spaces of the abbey church, not a retrospective but a refined communion with the place. These twenty painted and sculpted works from 1998 to 2018, with their unfeigned expressiveness, are a striking reflection of his multiple works.

Opening hours of the exhibition at Flaran Abbey :
Until October 17, 2021: daily / 9:30-12:30 and 14:00-18:00

From €5
More information :

15.07.2021 | Faire tapisserie, Exhibition by Aurélia jaubert

Exhibition Faire Tapisserie by Aurélia Jaubert at the Manufacture de Roubaix 

Published on July 15, 2021

Upcoming exhibition at Loo & Lou Gallery :
A collaboration with Aurélia Jaubert in the Atelier in November 2021

To make tapestry: “to remain in one’s place by being reduced to a decorative object” or “not to be invited to dance”… As a nod to this outdated expression, Aurélia Jaubert and the artists invited to take part in this exhibition place tapestry at the heart of contemporary issues and questions.

By reusing fragments of canvas or tapestry as well as certain artistic codes attached to this practice and then by diverting them, these artists reaffirm the creative capacity of this medium. Thus, tapestry is no longer just a decorative and popular object but once again becomes a “noble” art through which the artist expresses his contemporary view of the world and its representations, often with humour.

The origin of this exhibition project is Collection Grands maîtres, a tapestry designed in 2020 by Aurélia Jaubert and presented during the Objet-Textile Biennial at the Manufacture de Roubaix. Having received the museum prize on this occasion, this piece is the starting point for the presentation that will be devoted to Aurélia Jaubert’s textile work.
Made from hundreds of pieces of canvas and tapestries collected here and there, assembled together in the manner of a collage, sewn into a sort of patchwork, Aurélia Jaubert’s tapestries form large frescoes.
These frescoes can be described as “pop” since they are made up of hundreds of references to popular imagery and art history.

At the Manufacture, along with the four tapestries: Nativity (2019), Collection Grands maîtres (2020), Penelope Painting (2020), Untitled (2021), Aurélia Jaubert will also present two other series linked to textiles: SUPER VHS/Mixtape (2015-2016) and Rebuts d’atelier (2007-2010). These series bear witness to her research into diverted and ennobled materials, changes of scale and different forms of representation.

Alongside the work of Aurélia Jaubert, the work of four artists working in this medium will also be presented: Clarence Guena, Benoit Jammes, Paul York and Emmanuelle Villard. Through their approaches and the techniques they use, they also renew the art and perception of tapestry today.

From 26 June to 29 August
Free admission without reservation
from Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6pm

26.05.2021 | Online Event: Conversation between Joël Person and Agnès Callu

Joël Person, View of the exhibition Déferlante, Déferlante interieure ; Robes cabrées

Online event :
Conversation between Joël Person and Agnès Callu

Published on May 26, 2021

As an extension of the two exhibitions currently on view by Joël Person, Déferlante and Bruits du Monde, Loo & Lou Gallery is pleased to invite you on Friday, June 11th from 6 to 7 pm to a conversation that will be on Instagram live (@looandlou) between the historian and art historian (PhD/HDR) Agnès Callu (IIAC, EHESS/CNRS) and Joël Person on the topic
The Chamade, or The Perspectives of the Line
On this occasion, they will discuss the power of drawing strokes which, articulated in the manner of dynamic rhizomes, produce a drawing on the spot. The latter captures, in the shifted poetry of reality, a horse race with a classicising movimento at the same time as it cavalcades in a tempo as feverish as it is contemporary.

Friday June 11, 2021
  6pm – 7pm

Sous le ventre d’un cheval emballé (exhibition catalogue), Joël Person, Haras national du Pin, 2020

Epistémologie du dessin, Concepts, readings and interpretations (XIX-XXIe siècles), Agnès Callu, Éditions Jacques André, 2021

19.05.2021 | Public performance “Botticelli’s Spring” by Lydie Arickx at the Château de Chambord

Lydie Arickx

Public performances during the exhibition “Arborescences”  

Château de Chambord

Performances from May 19 to 25, 2021 from 4pm – 6pm
With the support of the Loo & Lou Foundation

Published on May 14, 2021


The Arborescences exhibition at the Château de Chambord will be preceded by a residency during which Lydie Arickx will propose a public performance lasting several weeks. The artist regularly organises cultural events on major national stages (Art Sénat in 2001…) combining contemporary art and performance (creativity courses for schools, companies, hospitals…; cultural events, exhibitions, etc.) and it is quite natural that she will propose a performance during the spring residency which will precede the installation of the exhibition. For a week, under the watchful eye of schoolchildren who have come specifically but also of visitors, the artist will work on a gigantic 8 x 5.50 m canvas previously printed with Botticelli’s Spring. The result will be an integral part of the exhibition and will be visible to the public from 30 May.

Public performances from May 19 to 25, 2021, 4pm-6pm, on the second floor of the castle (included in the entrance fee)
Release and signing of the manuscript “D’encre et d’encore” published by Diabase.

Sandro Botticelli, Spring, 1478-1482, 203 x 314 cm, Gallery of the Offices, Florence, Italy

National Estate of Chambord,  © Léonard de Serres

07.05.2021 | A new selection of Johan Van Mullem’s work is now available

New selection of available works by Johan Van Mullem

published the 7th of May 2021

P18010 (2018) Ink on canvas, 160 x 130 cm

A new selection of Johan Van Mullem’s works is now available and on view through the website. If you are interested in acquiring a piece, do not hesitate to contact us on contact@looandlougallery.com or by phone at 01 42 74 03 97.

An exhibition dedicated to Johan Van Mullem will be on view at the gallery in 2022. 

Discover Johan Van Mullem’s available works here: 


  • P18003, 2018, Ink on canvas, 170 x 120 cm

  • P20065, 2020, Ink on canvas, 100 x 70 cm

  • P20064, 2021, Ink on canvas, 100 x 70 cm

27.04.2021 | Olivier de Sagazan presents his project “La Messe de l’Âne / Ainsi sois moi” at the Venice Dance Biennale

Olivier de Sagazan presents his project “La Messe de l’Âne / Ainsi sois moi” at the Venice Dance Biennale.

published on 27 avril 2021

Olivier de Sagazan’s show Ainsi sois moi  / Image:  © Thomas Hermilly

Olivier de Sagazan’s show Ainsi sois moi questions the fact of being alive / Image: Olivier de Sagazan

More than a year after hosting Ainsi sois moi (then called Corps-Textes) in November 2019 at the Theatre, Olivier de Sagazan’s team is coming back to the stage, to let you (re)discover it in a revisited form.

After his visit to Saint-Nazaire, the artist and his company will fly to Italy to present:

La Messe de l’Âne / Ainsi sois moi 
at the Venice dance Biennale :

 27 July 2021
9:00 PM
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale

As well as a workshop in the l’Arsenale – Sale d’Armi

 More information :
Click here to see the full programme

Images : Olivier de Sagazan

05.10.2021 | Cedric le Corf and Hélène Damville exhibited at Nature Contre Nature – Prints and drawings at the Taylor Foundation

Nature Contre Nature  Prints and drawings at the Taylor Foundation

Published on 5 October 2021

La Taille et le Crayon presents
Contre Nature

with guest printmakers and designers


“Counter-nature means here the search for complementarities, for new sharing between us and things. The line promotes, not the landscape, but the plant form – bark, lichen, root, rhizome, branch, moss, leaf – as well as the animal or mineral form, and refuses any compromise with the blurring and erasure that may have haunted drawing and engraving.

It is this refusal of ideality that gives the feeling of a nature finally freed from the omnipotence of man to the point of confusion. Present in many of the works, the metonymic fragmentation of the sensible data succeeds in rendering the fullness of organic matter, without ever becoming exhausted in any nostalgia for the totality.

The drawings, engravings and sculptures in this exhibition invite us to strange encounters with nature.

Far from shrinking the visible, these works show the shadow of the sensitive world and its irremediable density. They are all attempts to no longer draw or paint “after nature” but with nature.

To achieve this, the artists have not sought to domesticate nature by means of the line or the point, but have preferred to lean against it, in order to make the line, the cut, the weaving or the crumpled, the instrument of a productive redoubling. They have chosen to situate themselves as close as possible to the plant world and its horizontal abundance, to go and meet the slopes and ridges that offer their improbable verticality to the eye, to hybridize plant material and mineral matter, to chase the memory of a woody form or an insect in flight.”

—Michel De Fornel,sociologist, linguist, director of studies at EHESS

Founded in Paris in October 2000 by a group of engravers, amateurs and art critics, motivated by the promotion of contemporary graphic creation, the association La Taille et le Crayon aims to highlight the richness of the creative relationships between drawing techniques and engraving processes.

Exhibition in the Atelier of the Taylor Foundation from 30 September to 23 October 2021

Fondation Taylor
Association des Artistes

1 rue La Bruyère

75009 Paris

Tél : 01 48 74 85 24

More information here


Cedric le Corf, Radius-Cubitus, Ansicht 2, 2014, Wood and porcelain, 85 x 60 x 15 cm

Hélène Damville, Lierre-bois, 2013, Xylography, 45 x 60 cm

22.06.2021 Catalogue from Joël Person’s exhibition at the Haras National du Pin available now at the gallery

The catalogue of Joël Person’s exhibition at the Haras du Pin available for sale at the gallery

Published on 22 June 2021

Dear friends ,

We are pleased to announce that the catalogue of Joël Person‘s exhibition at the Haras du Pin Sous le ventre d’un cheval emballé is now available for sale at the gallery!


The Haras National du Pin is pleased to welcome the exhibition of Joël Person. His nervous and delicate charcoal drawings lead us to a horse’s movements, from their morphology to the artist’s memories.

The exhibition “Joël Person, Sous le ventre d’un cheval emballé” (Joël Person, Under the belly of a wrapped horse) is aimed at all audiences and takes them on a sensitive journey to the heart of the equine world. Person’s universe has found the ideal setting in this place. Heritage and creation are definitely faithful allies in the service of the Orne and the people of Orne, especially young people.

— Christophe de Balorre, President of the Etablissement Publique du Haras national du Pin 


Equus asinus

Joël Person is neither the first nor the last to draw horses. Numerous artists have devoted themselves to them, showing them alone and frozen in a pose, or else mounted by a rider too dignified, twisted in their nobility. I know nothing about the equestrian world and I don’t want to know anything about it: I am content to examine the drawings – my friend, the writer Paul Nizon, considers the horse to be “the taxi of man”. Poor beast, to be worked at mercy, “beast of burden” as we still say. What I see in Joël’s drawings, apart from the appeal to realism – which may seem outdated and even old-fashioned, whereas it is only timeless – is the enigma that emerges from these large equids drowned in pencil and charcoal.

— Frédéric Pajak

The book contains the works from the exhibition, as well as texts on the artist’s work, an interview, and a biography.

This catalogue is available for purchase at the gallery for 14.60€ ! Please contact us by email or phone (+33) 01 42 03 97 if you would like more information about the book.

– Loo & Lou –

24.04.2021 | Acquisition of the work “Confinement” by Joël Person by the Jenisch Vevey Museum in Switzerland

Acquisition of the work “Confinement” by Joël Person by the Jenisch Vevey Museum in Switzerland.


Published on 24 April 2021


The work “Confinement” from the series “Les Verticales” is now a part of the permanent collection of the Musée Suisse Jenisch Vevey. It will be presented during the exhibition “Portrait, Autoportrait,” which was curated by Frédéric Pajak and assisted by Emmanuelle Neukomm, curator Fine Arts, and will be on view from May 29 to September 5, 2021.

For more information on the exhibition Portrait, Self-Portrait, click on this link: : Portrait, Selfportrait

Joël Person, Confinement, série Les Verticales, 2013-2020, black stone pencil on paper, 497 x 25o cm, Jenisch Vevey Museum, © Marine Pierrot Detry

Article by journalist Antoine Duplan for the newspaper Le Temps Week-End Supplément culture et société of 29 May 2021

17.04.2021 | Joël Person in residence at the Pablo Casals Festival

Joël Person in residence at the Pablo Casals Festival from 30 July to 13 August 2021

Published on April 17, 2021


“The painter and illustrator Joël Person, a graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, will be live drawing the daily life of the festival, its public concerts, and its different atmospheres. It will be up to him to see and render with his hand what he has seen, to take the pulse of the event on paper. His work will be exhibited everyday in relation to the other events, because more than ever the Pablo Casals Festival will make room for interconnections and transdisciplinarity, so that the music may be experienced through all its facets.”

For more information on the Pablo Casals Festival, click here : Festival Pablo Casals

Images : 1. Festival Pablo Casals de Prades : the world of chamber music. D.R.
2. Joël Person, Répétition à l’Opéra Comique, serie Carnets de notes, 2020, black stone pencil on paper, 50 x 25 cm

30.05.2021 – 17.10.2021 | Arborescences” exhibition by Lydie Arickx at the Château de Chambord

ARBORESCENCES exhibition by Lydie Arickx at the Château de Chambord from 30 May to 17 October 2021

Château de Chambord
41250, Chambord

published on 20 April 2021

Lydie Arickx in her workshop for the newspaper SUD OUEST,  © Isabelle Louvier

The term “expressionist” that is often attached to the work of Lydie Arickx is reductive. It is true that her work distorts the figure, twists the material and gives an account of the violence of the world. But her constant search for new materials and new forms nourishes her work beyond any label, in order to express fears, swallows, harsh joys or miraculous apparitions, sometimes with a touching gentleness. Whether she uses canvas, concrete, earth, metal, fabric, 3D prints, concrete or ash, Lydie Arickx transmits an unparalleled energy that makes her one of the most inventive and engaging artists. After her projects at the Cordeliers convent, the La Piscine museum, the Conciergerie and Biron, she will be offering a sensual and powerful exhibition at Chambord for four months, which will lead to a reflection on life and its forms, highlighting the porosity between the medium, the plant and the animal, each form inhabited by a breath that even death cannot complete, but simply entertain.

Arborescences will present around 150 works (drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations, etc.) by the artist. Many of them were created specifically for the exhibition. The event will run from 30 May to 17 October, health conditions permitting. Two public performances by the artist will take place on the afternoons of 12 and 23 April on the second floor of the castle.

Press review


Château de Chambord © Martin Ruegner / Getty Images

Lydie Arickx in her workshop for the newspaper SUD OUEST,  © Isabelle Louvier

18.03.2021 | Benoît Luyckx creates a piece for Vinci Immobilier as part of the “1 immeuble, 1 œuvre” project

Benoît Luyckx creates a piece for Vinci Immobilier as part of the “1 immeuble, 1 œuvre” project 

published the 18th of March 2021

Falbala (detail), 2021, Bronze | Image : Vinci Immobilier © Fabrice Rambert

The “1 Immeuble, 1 Oeuvre” art program was launched in 2015 under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, with the immediate support of the FPI, which has been accompanying its development for the past 5 years. Today, more and more FPI members are voluntarily committing, by signing the ministerial charter, to finance the acquisition or production of a work from an artist for each of their real estate programs.

In Thiais, Benoît Luyckx’s bronze sculpture faces Vinci Immobilier’s 1930s-inspired housing. The work invites the imagination and poetry through its purity of form and grace.

More information about “1 immeuble, 1 oeuvre” by the Ministry of Culture and the Federation of Real Estate Developers of France: https://www.unimmeubleuneoeuvre.fr/

11.03.2021 | Release of the book Impermanence by Catherine Wilkening

Release of the book Impermanence by Catherine Wilkening

Published on 11 March 2021


Dear friends ,

We are pleased to announce the imminent release of the book Impermanence by Catherine Wilkening.

“Twenty years ago, to an actress who was proudly showing off photos of her sculptures during a film shoot, I replied: “I’ve been sculpting for years too, but in my head… I take some clay and I throw it on a wall, I create shapes, I imagine… in my head.” It’s as if I was waiting for something to happen, a shock, to allow me to give flesh to my dream, to dare to put my hands in the material. Since then I have never stopped sculpting, challenging my curiosity further and further, creating dozens of sculptures, more and more audacious, both in size and in structure…”

– Catherine Wilkening

This book offers magnificent impressions of the artist’s sculptural work over two decades as well as texts written by critic Philippe Godin.

This singular object will be available for purchase from Tuesday 16 March at the gallery for €25!

Do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone (+33) 01 42 03 97 if you want more information about the book Impermanence.

– Loo & Lou –



27.02.2021 | New online catalogue with a selection of works under 1000 €


published on February 27, 2021

Dear friends,

We are delighted to present to you a brand new online catalog with works available under 1000 euros.

We have also begun listing a selection of available works for each exhibition on our website. If you are interested in pieces from our current or previous exhibitions, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery.

We invite you to consider acquiring a piece and supporting artists who have been impacted heavily by this health crisis.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone (+33) 01 42 03 97 if would like more information on the pieces and/or artists represented by Loo & Lou Gallery.

– Loo & Lou –

07.01.2021 | Louise Frydman featured in book entitled “1 immeuble, 1 oeuvre”

Louise Frydman featured in the book “1 immeuble, 1 oeuvre”

published on January 7, 2021

La Fée des pétales (2017) Mobile Ceramic, 200 x 150 cm | Image : Vinci Immobilier © Carole Desheulles

Louise Frydman is featured in the new edition of the book “1 immeuble, 1 œuvre.”
The artist obtained the prize “1 immeuble, 1 œuvre” in 2019 for her works Forêt blanche and La Fée des pétales.

Excerpt from the book. Image : Louise Frydman

More information about the “1 immeuble, 1 oeuvre” device of the French Ministry of Culture and the Federation of Real Estate Developers of France: https://www.unimmeubleuneoeuvre.fr/

03.2020 – 03.2021 | Catherine Wilkening at the Naïa Museum of Imaginary Arts

Catherine Wilkening, in exhibition at the Naïa Museum of Imaginary Arts

Naïa Museum of Imaginary Arts

14 Rue du Château, 56220 Rochefort-en-Terre

published on October 28, 2020

© Catherine Wilkening

Catherine Wilkening joins a group exhibition at the Naïa Museum of Imaginary Arts in Rochefort-en-Terre (Brittany). Inaugurated in March 2020, it will be on view until March 2021.

“The works of the artist are veritable ossuaries testifying to a war pursued relentlessly, with regard to the great macho fabulations which populate our memories (not only the cinematographical ones…) An aberrant ode to cannibalism !”

— Naïa Museum

The museum is open from Monday to Sunday from 10h30 to 18h30.

More info at: Naïa Museum

View of the exhibition © Beautiful Bizarre

23.10.2020 – 17.01.2021 | Exhibition “Regards de Loire” by Jean-Christophe Ballot at the Château de Tours

“Regards de Loire”, with the participation of Jean-Christophe Ballot

Château de Tours
25 Avenue André Malraux, 37000 Tours

published on October 27, 2020

Excerpt from the book L’EAU GRANDE, page 25, CRÉAPHIS Editions © Jean-Christophe Ballot

On the occasion of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the inscription of the Loire Valley on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Val de Loire Mission presents a collective exhibition at the castle of Tours.

Photographs by Jean-Christophe Ballot will be presented during this exhibition. Imola Gebauer and Bruno Marmiroli – curators of the exhibition – have retained the work he had done on the floods of the Loire, published in the book L’eau grande, published by Créaphis.

The exhibition is on view until January 17, 2021, from Tuesday to Sunday from 2 to 6 pm. 

More details: Château de Tours

© Château de Tours

14.10 – 30.10.2020 | Exhibition Secrets and Lies by Amy Gibson on view at our George V space

“Secrets and Lies” by Amy Gibson

Loo & Lou Gallery George V
45 avenue George V, 75008 Paris

published 16th October 2020

The photography exhibition “Secrets and Lies” by Amy Gibson is on view at our George V space from Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 7pm, until October 30th by appointment via secretsandliesrsvp@gmail.com.

The gallery will be open all day on Tuesday, October 27th from 11am to 7pm.

“Everyone has inside of them a princess, a king, a monster, an idiot, and a hero. When we enjoy and have fun pretending to be these characters we access part of ourselves that has been there all along.”

— Amy Gibson

© Amy Gibson

07.10.2020 | Drawings by Paul de Pignol, published in number 18 of the Cahiers de l’école du paysage de Blois.

07.10.2020 – Drawings by Paul de Pignol, published in number 18 of the Cahiers de l’école du paysage de Blois

VOLUME Bookshop – 47 rue Notre dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris

published on October 1st 2020

The bookshop VOLUME will host this Wednesday, October 7th at 7:30 pm an event to launch the issue of the number 18 of the Cahiers de l’école du paysage de Blois. Dedicated to the measure of the living (la mesure du vivant), it contains 6 drawings by Paul de Pignol. 

© Paul de Pignol

24.09.20 | Louise Frydman, winner of the Arvore Award at the 2020 edition of JustMAD

Louise Frydman – Árvore Award 2020

Cooperativa Árvore, Porto (Portugal)

published 24th September 2020

The Árvore Residence Award was created in 2019 and aims to promote ceramics as an autonomous language of contemporary artistic creation. One of this initiative’s objectives is to support the continued study of creative and research work of visual artists in this field.

In 2020 the Prize for Artistic Residency – JUSTMAD was awarded, which in its editions has a program of artistic residencies oriented towards artistic creation. Thus, after a meeting with members of the management of Árvore – Cooperativa de Actividades Artísticas, CRL and Semíramis Gonzalez, artistic director of the contemporary art fair JUSTMAD, which took place last February in Madrid, they decided to reward the French artist Louise Frydman.

The pieces produced during the artist’s residency will be part of the artist’s solo exhibition in rooms 2 and 3 of the Árvore from 10 to 31 October 2020.

Source : Cooperativa Arvore 

  • © Diana Pinheiro

  • © Diana Pinheiro

  • © Diana Pinheiro

  • © Diana Pinheiro

  • © Diana Pinheiro

  • © Diana Pinheiro

© Diana Pinheiro

10.09.20 – 13.09.20 | Art Paris 2020


10.09 – 13.09.2020

published 08 September 2020

Images : Jean-Louis Loisy

For the 2020 edition of Art Paris, Loo & Lou Gallery is offering a glance of the French scene faithful to its
artistic program, with four artists: Pierre-Édouard, Cédric Le Corf, Hélène Damville and Paul de Pignol.
Though their practices are different, from paintings and drawings to sculptures and etchings, these
artists from different generations, with French origin or residing within the hexagon, create work
inspired by landscapes and have a certain fascination for the living.

You can visit the stand virtually by clicking here

More information :

Download the press release

05.09 – 11.10.2020 | Jean-Christophe Ballot – Photographies // Maison Henri IV, Saint-Valery en Caux

05.09 – 11.10.2020 // Jean-Christophe Ballot – Photographies

Maison de Henri IV, Saint-Valery en Caux

published 16th September 2020

© Jean-Christophe Ballot

The exhibition presents four works dispersed in time and space.

Thirty-seven years have passed between his first trip to Berlin in 1983 and the new urban landscapes of the winter of 2019/2020.

Between the portraits of Buddha in Burma and the landscapes of the road to Santiago de Compostela through France and Spain, between the inner journey of the Vanities, still lifes, installations or observation of funeral rites in Toraja country, Jean-Christophe Ballot holds a sensitive line carried by a contemplative look at the world. 

Practical information :

From September 5th to October 11th, 2020

Maison Henri IV. Quai de la Batellerie, Saint Valery en Caux, 76460 France

Telephone: +33 2 35 57 14 13




published June 19, 2020


We are happy to announce our participation in ARTS+MÉTIERS, a festive week of discoveries (discover
galleries, selections of artworks for sale below 1 000 €, special offers in stores and restaurants,
workshops) from July 4th to 11th on Rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth and in its surrounding neighborhood,
Arts et Métiers.

During this week we will be presenting a temporary exhibition, parallel to Elisabeth Daynès’, of works
under 1 000 €
 by Flo ArnoldTana ChaneyDidier Genty and Paul de Pignol. The gallery will be open
Sunday, July 5th from 2 to 7 PM!

Are you a playful and supportive soul? Return to childhood by participating in the raffle and you could go
home with works of art, books, a tailor-made cocktail, or even a bouquet of seasonal and ethical flowers,
and discover, or rediscover, the neighborhood in a playful way.

For the raffle, we are offering two catalogues by Lydie Arickx that are worth 55 € each.

Tickets are currently for sale for 5 € at the gallery and all proceeds will go to the neighborhood
association of Paris-Centre that works for the reintegration and support of artists and creators who are
in difficult situations.

See you there!

See you there!

10.06.20 | MARAIS GALLERY SUNDAY #2 – June 14th


Sunday, June 14th from 2 – 6pm

published June 10, 2020

Loo & Lou Gallery has the pleasure to announce its participation with
marais.guide this Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 2 to 6pm.
Across four large areas and in the heart of the marais, you
will have the possibility to discover artists and exhibitions
that are currently being presented across the different
galleries within the district.
The team at Loo & Lou will be delighted to welcome you
in the Haut-Marais area with the exhibition
Find yourself by the artist Elisabeth Daynès, which is
currently on view until July 24, 2020.
We would like to invite you to connect directly on your
Smartphone with the application marais.guide which will
guide you throughout your gallery route, as well as offer
you more information about the participating galleries.
See you then!

30.05.20 | Art Paris Digital • Art Paris Live • Art Paris Hors les murs


published May 30, 2020

We invite you to discover our virtual stand in the 100% digital edition of Art Paris 2020. For this edition,
Loo & Lou Gallery is pleased to present a view of the French scene, faithful to its artistic line, with four
artists: Pierre-Édouard, Cédric Le Corf, Paul de Pignol, and Hélène Damville. Though their materials and
practices are different, from paintings and drawings to sculptures and etchings, these artists from
different generations, with French origin or residing within the hexagon, create work inspired by
landscapes and have a certain fascination for the living.

Works by
Pierre-Édouard, Cédric Le Corf, Paul de Pignol, and Hélène Damville
are now available on Artsy.net until June 20th.

Take a virtual visit with our “Viewing Room 3D” on Artparis.com


More information to come…

Image: Cedric Le Corf, Écorché, 2017, Ashwood, porcelain, 90 x 50 x 40 cm

12.06.2018 | Jean-Christophe Ballot is taking part in the conference “La photographie aujourd’hui et demain” at the Petit Palais

Jean-Christophe Ballot is taking part in the conference “La photographie aujourd’hui et demain” at the Petit Palais

Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris

Petit Palais  © Stéphane Couturier / Petit Palais / Roger-Viollet

The photographer Jean-Christophe Ballot will take part in the conference “La photographie aujourd’hui et demain”, which will be held at the Petit Palais on June 12, 2018.

Photographers Stéphane Couturier and Julien Lescoeur will participate in this conference, which will be hosted by Susana Gállego Cuesta.

It will take place on June 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm at the Petit Palais. 

More information: Petit Palais