Inaugurated in Paris in 1996, over a two-storey space in a handsome industrial building in the Marais area, the gallery’s programme comprises three main directions: the field of abstract painting, fine-art photography dealing with the problematics of the image and notions of subject, and multidisciplinary works involving installation and video.In painting, the selection is intended to explore one possible view of international abstraction, representing artists such as Olivier Mosset, whose work derive from radical and minimal tendencies, as well as painters such as Dominique Gauthier whose expression has its basis more in a pictorial gesturality. Rather than promoting painting as such in the limited sense of the canvas, the aim is to cover one area of contemporary creation by getting a perspective on the broadening of the pictorial field and the language of abstraction. In this context, the gallery also promotes the work of a number of painters who leave behind the framework of the canvas to venture towards space and volume or photography and video, such as Emmanuelle Villard, John Beech and James Hyde; or again others who tend towards the figurative, such as Merlin James or Walter Swennen.
In the same way the gallery has, since its very opening, marked its commitment towards photography with over half the artists represented being photographers. The gallery has chosen approaches that, if related, are all distinctive. It represents artists who play with the notion of staging, such as Karen Knorr, Ellen Kooi, Thierry Fontaine and Laura Henno, or who explore the concept of photography as a language in highly personal styles, such as Catherine Poncin, Corinne Mercadier, Gilbert Garcin, Matt Wilson or Antoine d’Agata. Thibaut Cuisset, Gilbert Fastenaekens and Paola de Pietri all come from the European « Landscape and Architecture » movement. Paul Graham and Shai Kremer, finally, represent a photography that is radically socially engaged.
In parallel, the gallery is reaffirming its selection of artists with a multidisciplinary approach such as François Daireaux, Ismaïl Bahri, Dorothée Smith or Joris van de Moortel and has expanded its programme to include video-artists such as Marcel Dinahet and Martin Sastre.