4 solos 1 exhibition
4 artists with contrasting personalities, no theme but a deliberate juxtaposition: Cathryn Boch - Erik Dietman - Linda Sanchez - Sabrina Vitali. They are all invested in their work in a deeply audacious way, sweeping aside the fashions and diktats they impose: a Tissu de sable (Sand cloth) by Linda Sanchez, like a skin spread out at the centre of the gallery; sewn and stitched papers, maps and planispheres by Cathryn Boch; an oxidized and magnified metallic screen by Sabrina Vitali - the latest recruit of the gallery; a large and abundant drawing by Erik Dietman as well as a selection of bronzes, glasses and ceramics where found objects or everyday objects are intertwined. Works of great freedom for these 4 solos, freedom that remains the watchword at Galerie Papillon.
Galerie Papillon is recognized for its personal editorial line, its commitment to
the French art scene (C. Boch – Drawing Now Prize 2014; Berdaguer & Péjus – Ricard Prize 2007) and its sensitivity to drawing (G. Chotard – Drawing Lab 2018; F. Loutz – nominated Guerlain rize 2008).
Managed by Marion Papillon since 2007, the gallery brings together artists that have a commonsense of poetry and irony (E. Sahal – La Monnaie de Paris 2018; D. Trenet – Centre Pompidou 1997). The development of its team relies also on foreign artists (J. Pérez – Venice Biennale 2011; T. Woslka – Palais de Tokyo 2014). Founded in 1989 by Claudine Papillon, the gallery also benefits from a historic work on artists that became iconic (E. Dietman, S. Polke, D. Roth). By joining forces, Marion and Claudine Papillon give Galerie Papillon its identity: two generations with two complementary visions sharing the same values and a common goal; to promote artists and their work on the international art scene.
Berdaguer&Péjus • Grégoire Bergeret • Cathryn Boch • Brodbeck & de Barbuat • Günter Brus • Gaëlle Chotard • Céline Cléron • Erik Dietman • Luka Fineisen • Hreinn Fridfinnsson • Lotta Hannerz • Joël Kermarrec • Charles Le Hyaric • Frédérique Loutz • Raphaëlle Peria • Javier Pérez • David Raffini • François Ribes • Dieter Roth • JC Ruggirello • Elsa Sahal • Linda Sanchez • Didier Trenet • Vassiliki Tsekoura • Sabrina Vitali • VOID • Tatiana Wolska