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LEGRAND JOUR by Arnaud Bauville, Poster for Expo4Art September 2016, and work by Marie-Ange Daudé│All courtesy of the Joel Garcia Organisation
LEGRAND JOUR by Arnaud Bauville, Poster for Expo4Art September 2016, and work by Marie-Ange Daudé│All courtesy of the Joel Garcia Organisation
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Who To See At Expo4Art In Paris This September

Picture of Paul McQueen
Updated: 9 September 2016
Expo4Art is back at the Halle des Blancs Manteaux, one of the Marais’ most elegant cultural spaces, for its 4th edition this weekend. This free event will run from the afternoon of Friday, September 9th until the evening of Sunday, September 11th and is a must-visit for all lovers of contemporary art in Paris.

The event was first organized by Sébastien Boland in September last year and has since gone from strength to strength. It has also found the perfect venue. This old Parisian market building from 1813 has been a cultural space dedicated to the promotion of the arts for the past 20 years, regularly hosting exhibitions, concerts and temporary events. A total of 70 artists will be showcased at this Autumn’s exhibition, which prides itself on its diverse range of affordable art. They include painters, sculptors, photographers and designers of objects, all of whom are eager to have their work seen by the wider public and to network with collectors and art lovers.

Among the artists on display is Arnaud Bauville, based between Toulouse and Albi, whose works are inspired by the spirit of Dada and the early Cubists. Each of his canvasses are carefully constructed using French and international press clippings and other found materials. The cracks and streaks of his pieces enhance both their contemporary and timeless qualities. Another portraitist of prodigious talent is Marie-Ange Daudé, whose works reflect our pain at the passing of time and the emotions that are capable of bringing two people together.

Maxime Lutun │ Courtesy of the Joel Garcia Organisation
Maxime Lutun │ Courtesy of the Joel Garcia Organisation
David Law – Buildings II │ Courtesy of the Joel Garcia Organisation
David Law – Buildings II │ Courtesy of the Joel Garcia Organisation
Nathalie Cohen – Winnipeg-St-Jean │ Courtesy of the Joel Garcia Organisation
Nathalie Cohen – Winnipeg-St-Jean │ Courtesy of the Joel Garcia Organisation

Somewhere between art and design are the handcrafted light sculptures of Maxime Lutun, which combine modernity and sobriety as well as light and shade. Lutun also works directly with his clients to realize custom-made projects. The Paris-born David Law is both a successful musician and photographer. His work in the latter field is concerned with the glare of reflected reality. He is known for shooting mannequins and dolls and incorporating surfaces such as glass, water, plastic, chromium and mirror.

A native of Casablanca, Nathalie Cohen ran a business for fifteen years before focusing her attention on her passion for kinetic art. Using technical, mathematical and geometric processes, she creates captivating overlaid images. She works with a variety of materials such as glass, wood, lamps and mirrors, and is as comfortable working in monochrome as she is with explosive color.

Whoever you go to see, this is the perfect day out in Paris for anyone interested in buying or just looking at some great contemporary art, and it is both family and date-friendly. As many as 15,000 people – 4,500 of them from overseas – are expected to attend this weekend, so get down there as soon as you can before the red stickers come out and your perfect painting finds itself hanging on someone else’s living room wall!

The video below of the exhibition’s Spring 2016 edition should give you even more of a feel for what to expect.

📅 September 9th – September 11th, 2016

Open Friday from 3:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 8:00pm.

📍 Halle des Blancs Manteaux, 48 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France