Yes we all know about the big museums, but what other places in Paris allow us to see beautiful, inspiring and original works?
I personally often pop into this gallery, created by gallery owner Alexandre Ulliac and artist Jean-Marc Quittard a few years ago. Their mission? To find new talent and launch new artists, accompanying them throughout their debuts in the Parisian artistic arena.
The place is industrial, vast and light and gives onto an amazing courtyard (once a faucet factory) and is in a totally up and coming area of Paris, near the Quai de Seine in the 19th arrondissement.
Jean-Marc paints there regularly and you can pop in most afternoons and see Alexandre who will gladly chat to you about art and design.
The collection of artists from the Atelier stem from dark and intimate shots by photographer Gregory Loth, to superb vast nearly pop-art portraits by Nathalie Lauer passing through styles of painting and photography that are unique and fresh.
At the moment, Isabelle Meglinky’s slate sculptures are exhibited, reminding us of urban landscapes and endless, symetrical labyrinths.
Go pay them a visit, a wonderful place to view art at accessible prices for all.
Then go have a coffee or a glass of chilled wine along the canal or one one of the peniche restaurants to dwell on the creations you have just visited.
Atelier 40, Métro Stalingrad,40 avenue de Flandre, 75019 Paris
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