In these troubled times when art is more than ever necessary for our survival, Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin, the director of H Gallery, has decided to continue her series "À voir absolument" and to gather eight recent favorites, eight painters with exceptional talents that you must discover. Coming from French, Cameroonian or Chinese origins but all living in France, their views on the world offer complex and multiple reflections, but their works have one thing in common: an astonishing look at the private sphere, undoubtedly resulting from the forced return to oneself, induced by the successive confinements and the reaction to the pandemic.
Emmanuel Aziseh (1992, Cameroon) , Louise Janet (1999, France), Lucile Piketty (1990, France), Axel Roy (1989, France), Chloé Silbano (1986, France), Léa Toutain (2000, France), Louis Verret (1988, France), Alexandre Zhu (1993, France)
After eight years in New York (Peter Freeman, Inc.; ParkersBox) and 6 years at the Pinacothèque de Paris (Paris–Singapore), Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin opened H Gallery in Paris in 2016, with her friends and future partners, Benjamin Hélion and Benjamin Lanot. An art historian with a degree from the École du Louvre and the Sorbonne and an independent curator, Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin bases her artistic line on the discovery and enhancement of French or international talents who have never, or rarely, been shown in France.
The careers of established artists rub shoulders with those of emerging artists: Matt Blackwell received the Guggenheim Fellowship, Noa Charuvi, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and Bilal Hamdad who is the 2020 laureate of the Colas Foundation. The artists of H Gallery use mediums as varied as paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, installations, videos or performances. Across the different continents, H Gallery clears, explores and seeks to bring new blood, unexplored treasures at the crossroads of cultures that nourish both the diversity and the contemporaneity of the artistic line of the gallery. Works by artists from the gallery have recently entered the collections of institutions such as the CNAP or the Abattoirs - Musée FRAC Occitanie Toulouse.
The gallery is also resolutely committed to the defense and promotion of women artists: it represents 50% of them. Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin has also collaborated with artists Clara Feder and Liu Bolin on projects around the notion of female solidarity in the art world.
The gallery participates in many prestigious fairs such as Paris Photo, Art Paris Art Fair, Photo London, UrbanArt Fair or Ddessin, where it won the First Prize at the fair in 2017 and 2018. The gallery's activities have been commented on by " Le Monde" or "Le Journal des Arts" than by "Le Quotidien de l'Art", "Connaissance des Arts", "Beaux-Arts Magazine" or "The Washington Post". She has been part of Paris Galerie Map (PGMAP) since 2019 and of the Professional Committee of Art Galleries since 2017 (CPGA).
Ardif • Becquemin & Sagot • Matt Blackwell • Noa Charuvi • Bilal Hamdad • Alexandra Hedison • Fay Ku • Claire Lesteven • Monkeybird • Reuben Negrón • André Raffray • Axel Roy • Maryline Terrier • Paul Vergier