“Words are my material” says Clémence Vazard, the Paris based artist who is about to have a solo show Beyond Self Reflection opening on 27 August 2020 at Boogie-Wall in London (until September 27).

“Beyond Self-Reflection” was born in Mexico 2020, where Clémence asked Mexican women to send her a sentence that they must keep silent in order to be accepted (by society, their families, their colleagues, their spouses, their friends). She received strong, powerful, heartbreaking and moving statements that she wrote in lipstick on the mirror paper stretched over a frame.

“I believe in the power of intimate stories…


On the beach of Leffrinckoucke, near Dunkirk, France, dozens of blockhouses follow one another, still there despite the sand, the wind and the tides. Built in 1944, these concrete blocks are the last witnesses to one of the darkest periods in human history and remind us that humans are capable of the worst.

Among these blockhouses, stands a monument of light, covered with thousands of shards of mirrors and entitled Reflect (Reflechir). This monument is the work of an artist from the Hauts-de-France region in the north of France, with the pseudonym of Anonyme. In 2014, he clandestinely seized one…


I am happy to share below the translation of the article written by Emmanuelle Potiquet, philosopher of art, on her platform Troisieme Galerie with the title “what would the world look life if great artists of the past had access to Instagram?” https://www.troisiemegalerie.com on July 5, 2020.

© Laurence de Valmy, Gustav and Adele, 2018, Acrylic on canvas 40x30 inches

This is the question raised by Laurence de Valmy, a French painter living in the United States. Represented by several galleries (Michele Mariaud and Azart Gallery in New York, Kahn Gallery in London, Range of Arts in Honfleur and Singulart in Paris), her work is currently on display at the CICA Museum in…


“I am good enough”: these words welcome you on the website of artist Elisa Valenti and they reflect the message of self acceptance and diversity that she shares through her artwork. Her story is inspiring, her artwork is beautifully executed, with a powerful message resonating with many of us and she’s genuine while sharing her message on her Instagram account.


My artwork revisits art history through anachronic painted Instagram. So I have an obvious interest for Instagram accounts sharing art history.

That’s how thanks to art Instagramer Marie Odile, founder of @imagine_moi, I met Marine Costello founder of History of Art Daily and Art Featured. I was immediately a fan: art history in a fun approach? yes please!

We connected and I was happy to know more about the person behind the IG: with a Master at l’Ecole du Louvre and management classes, she is now working for Parker Harris, a leading art consultancy in the UK. On top of…


Dominique Levy Photo Farzad Owrang

Dominique Lévy belongs to the small club of the most influential gallerists in the world. It is therefore a privilege to be able to discuss with her about her career, the news of her gallery, the exhibitions of Pierre Soulages and her passion for art.

After having created her eponymous gallery in 2012, Dominique Lévy founded in 2017 with Brett Gorvy, Lévy Gorvy gallery. Based in New York, London and Hong Kong, the gallery represents artists from every continent, including Pierre Soulages, Martial Raysse, Yves Klein, Pat Steir, Frank Stella and Chung Sang Hwa. The gallery is specialized in private…


Artist Leo Caillard plays with our relationship to time through photographs and sculptures mixing different periods and invites us to take a different look at our current times. It is thanks to his path, first in science and then in photography, that this young artist developed his critical eye on our changing society. He created a first series, Art Games, in 2010 on the place of digital in museums. His following series, Hipsters in Stone, in 2012, confirmed his talent and gave him his breakthrough. …


When Henri Matisse visited the Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia), in September 1930, he wrote that “it was the only sane place to see art in America”. Indeed Albert Barnes had made sure to collect the best of the Avant-garde art of its time, with the goal to educate people and teach how to appreciate art in terms of visual relationships.

The Barnes Foundation is carrying on the legacy of Albert Barnes with the challenge to maintain and renew the interest for its world famous collection. …


I first saw Sophie Matisse’s work in the excellent exhibition Matisse and American Art in The Montclair Art Museum, NJ. The show included works by Roy Lichtenstein, Rothko and Warhol among many others. Seeing his wide influence on his pairs, it would have been surprising that Sophie could escape it, being her great granddaughter. Or escape the influence of Marcel Duchamp, her step grand father and of sculptor Paul Matisse, her dad.

In 1990, Sophie Matisse relocates to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts and then marries the French artist Alain Jacquet. The latter will help her gain…


Gregory Watin is a successful French Urban artist whose work “meets a wider echo in the US than in France, perhaps by a filiation of (his) painting with the American Materialists”. His colorful and modern luminous works combine different elements (photo, drawings) and materials (wood, cardboard, paper, Plexiglas). His spontaneous gesture communicates the capture of a moment and translates the energy of the urban universe. “We must seek to create what we are” and know how to put oneself in danger according to him. This “bulimic of exhibitions” artist has many projects for 2018 with for February simultaneous exhibitions at…

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