15 rue Guénégaud – 75006 Paris
+33 (0)9 87 03 00 65
From Wednesday to Saturday, from 2pm to 7pm
The Gallery aims to give photography and drawing the recognition they need in contemporary art, and represents mainly French artists. While both media are starting points, they may sometimes be part of a journey, as these artists’ works reverberate in painting, video, sculpture, installations or performance art.
Every artist has a perspective to share, either on our civilization or on the world around us, for they are visionaries, seers of the soul. Above all, they are of higher consciousness and through their art, succeed in sharing their vision with us.
Even though intense suffering, rage and boredom may bubble beneath the surface, they manage to extract the very essence of a balm whose delicate, nostalgic scent lingers, etched forever in memory.
Background: As a fresh graduate in 2003, Ségolène Brossette seized the opportunity to showcase her passion and flair for curating exhibitions by organising a solo show in a bookstore that specialises in old books — in photography. It was this passion and her instinctive feel for photography that sparked off her career. Ségolène’s discerning eye, which was drawn to this medium from the very beginning, gradually turned its attention to drawing, and continues to be honed along the way in her interactions with experts and specialists.
As for her knowledge of the international arts scene, Ségolène broadened it through her collaboration with art galleries and by producing arts events such as Les Ateliers de Rennes – Contemporary Art Biennale and contemporary art fairs such as Cutlog and the FIAC.
In 2015, while scouting for an exhibition venue, Ségolène Brossette came across La Manufacture, a coworking space on rue Myrha in Paris’ 18th arrondissement. There, she met manager Chloé Pham Van Hoa, with whom she set up Parcours Dix-Huit, an association of about ten public and private cultural institutions within the 18th arrondissement. This initiative seeks to create ties across the various neighbourhoods of this arrondissement, from Goutte d’Or to Montmartre.
As of May 2019, after having moved several times, the gallery finally found its home at 15 rue Guénégaud in the 6th arrondissement, across the street from the Paris Mint. A home built from the privileged relationship that Ségolène has forged with the artists whose work she champions, and which relies on the confidence gained through a mutual desire to work together over a long term.