Amélie Ducommun is a franco-swiss artist born in 1983. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD), from the Schools of Fine-Arts of Barcelona and Lyon. For two years, she has been a resident artist at the Casa de Velazquez (2009-2011). She is living and working in Barcelona.
Amélie Ducommun has participated in many collective and individual exhibitions in France and abroad. Moreover, she participated in several contemporary art fares. Her work appears in many private and public collections, such as: the Fundació Joan Miró, the Casa de Velazquez…
More than everything, the artist is interested in nature and scrutinizes the relation she has with it. Her working process takes its roots in questioning memories of landscapes and the perception we have of the natural elements its composed by. Amélie Ducommun tries to capture the light and the first impression of the landscape in her work.
For the last decade, she got inspired by the landscapes of the French Atlantic coast focusing on waters and the aquatic world. Waters’ memories are translated through withdraws of traces on the canvas.
Recently, she put together “Walking in Memories”, a complete experience: works are suspended to the walls, sometimes in the style of “Kakemono”, but also presented on the ground. It is an invitation for the spectator to enter Amélie Ducommun’s universe.
Her cultural crossbreeding, a key element of her work, has been forged by many trips and stays abroad, in Africa, Europe and the United States. Her installations show this existential nomadism: her artistic gestures are the result of her path.
She took part in the 2016 Biennial of Marrakesh, where she exhibited at the Musée de la Palmeraie, for the first time one of her installations of water-repellant paper on curled brass.
Her creations are often backlit and sometimes supplemented with sound.
The material used, japanese white paper, suggests the ephemeral and the fragile, but also a form of evanescence underlined by their apparent levitation.
Flo Arnold’s sculptures thus float in spaces inviting us to contemplation, spirituality, and to an inner journey.
As a world’s citizen, she metaphorically feeds her sculptures of her encounters.
Flo Arnold was born in France and grew up in Casablanca, Morocoo. She had many solo shows in France and abroad, particularly at the Marrakesh Biennial in 2014 and 2016 ; and at the Loo & Lou Gallery, in Paris, in 2018. She also participated in several group shows, at the Fondation Pierre Berger and the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris in 2013; at the Musée de la Palmeraie in Marrakesh in 2014 ; and at the Institut Bernard Magrez, in Bordeaux, in 2017, among others.
Louise Frydman is a French artist born in 1989 in Paris. She set her art studio in Burgundy.
She graduated from the prestigious art school ESAG-Penninghen in 2012 and studied photography at ICP - International Center of Photography of New-York. For two years, she assisted the paper artist Sabrina Transiskus, on many projects including an exhibition with Sèvres - Cité de la céramique at Le Caroussel du Louvres.
Working with paper brought her to the use of clay, which has become her favorite matter to work with.
Her work consists mainly of white sculptures and mobile installations and is mostly inspired by nature.
When she met ceramist Jean-François Reboul in 2015, it enabled her to deepen her learning and affirm her artistic approach.
The same year she created her first monumental installation «La Fée des Pétales» for the Hôtel de Croisilles, in Paris.
In 2016, her sculptures were shown during a personal exhibition in Le Musée de la Tour du Moulin in Burgundy.
She presented her work in 2017 and 2019 at the Révélations art fair at Le Grand Palais in Paris. Louise now collaborates with luxury brands such as Hermès, Bonpoint, Yiqing Yin Haute Couture, she works for the real estate company Vinci Construction and sells her sculptures to interior designers such as Minassian Chahan. Her sculptures are currently presented at the designer Philippe Hurel’s showroom in Paris.
She works with the Parisian gallery Amélie Maison d’Art since 2015.
The Loo & Lou gallery presented her work at the JustLX Art fair in Lisbon in May 2019. She prepares her first solo show at the gallery for November.
In June 2019, Louise Frydman received the Prize « l’immeuble, 1’oeuvre», presented by the Minister of Culture Franck Riester, for her collaboration with Vinci Immobilier.
She was also selected at the ICAA International Competition Blanc de Chine and her work is shown in Beijing until August 1st, 2019.
Dan Barichasse was born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1949. He lives and works in Paris. He began his pictorial journey in 1976. Dan Barichasse’s work evolved from minimal and formal shapes to the contemporary approach of the landscape taking shapes in patterns. Gradually, memory, time, creation, begetting came in circle as themes engraving his work with permanency and mutation. Series such as “Au commencement”, “Passage”, “Figures aux sources”, “Déluges” are giving the image of this time lapse, in which a poetic pictorial language emerged. Still today, invocation of mineral, vegetal, animal and human figures shows from this vocabulary. The mutation process of matter is questioned in Dan Barichasse’s work, from reshape to rotting, matter comes to dust, to the essential origins of the shapes, refined in spirituality (as in “Poussières d’ombres”, “Peintures pauvres”, “Buisson ardent”). An extreme fluidity symbolizes his work, ephemeral, shadows, dust and fire come to terms with endless and strong urging of shapes, as in the series “Éternel éphémère”, “Âmes errantes” and “Tondos”.
Dan Barichasse’s work have been acquired by the Fond National d’Art Contemporain and the Paris’ city hall collections. He participated in about thirty solo-shows and several collective exhibitions in France and abroad (Belgium, Spain, Israel, Quebec…).