Random discovery of a beautiful contemporary art gallery in the city center of Nice at 10 rue Assalit. A warm welcome, generous, which made us want to try to make you want to come and visit. A preview in images and video interview…
Nice one of the capitals of contemporary art
Unlikely, far from the art galleries of Saint Paul de Vence on the lookout for the rich tourist passing through, the gallery exists in this popular district, near the Thiers train station and the Notre Dame district, in the city center of Nice, since 2004 founded by Bertrand Baraudou and today accompanied by Nicolas Vaquier. Nice has a real "contemporary art" culture, for example with the internationally renowned Nice artists such as Yves Klein, Arman, Venet, Ben to name a few. The city offers visitors and local art lovers a beautiful museum of contemporary art with monumental architecture, the Mamac a few steps from Garibaldi square and the green garden corridor. Villa Arson also extends the picture with a school, an exhibition space and a place for artistic life. It is located north of the city on the hills with a beautiful view of the city skyline and the sea in the distance.
"Espace A VENDRE" A contemporary art gallery in a popular neighborhood which we recommend you visit
"Espace A VENDRE" completes this artistic offer in Nice in a pleasant and friendly place. The gallery carefully chooses young talents in the making but also artists whose ribs are skyrocketing at the box office of the art market. The works available for sale will allow artistic favorites at almost all prices for lovers of modern art but also of potentially fruitful investment ... During our impromptu visit, Nicolas, one of the two gallery owners presented the places to us simply, and with the concern to make discover the work of the exposed artists. A few locals, rarely seen in exhibitions, also took advantage of the visit. A first large room overlooking the street currently exhibits several artists for a regularly renewed temporary exhibition ("Maintenant le Dessin"). A second, smaller room extends the ephemeral exhibition area with a small boutique and souvenir section. A large area hall, formerly occupied by the district's electrical transformer, called "Le Chateau", is devoted to the main exhibition in progress. You will be able to enjoy until the end of July 2020 the incredible work of "Carambolage au marché d'Anvers" by Quentin Spohn, a former student of Villa Arson.
« Carambolage au marché d'Anvers » by Quentin Spohn
It is a fresco 35 meters long and about 3 meters high drawn with black stone. Many themes and illustrations hide and weave through this drawing, which we imagine the number of hours incredible enough for its realization. True spooky journey worthy of the great paintings of Chagall whose museum is a few hundred meters away. This fresco deserves to take its time (possibly come back) as the rich and numerous details surprise, amaze and in a way transport you ... elsewhere.
The “Espace A VENDRE” gallery for an interactive and immersive 360 ° virtual tour
Click on the purple links to move in the virtual visit or on the globe to view a map of 360 ° views and access them.
Presentation of the gallery and current exhibitions by Nicolas Vaquier
We came back a few days later for some video captures that will give you a first glimpse of the places and the current exhibition.
For a better rendering : choose the maximum definition by clicking on the small gear serrated .
List of artists exhibited during our visit to the gallery « Espace à vendre » :
Maxime Duveau, Jean-Baptiste Ganne, Thierry Lagalla, Filip Markiewicz, Eva Medin, Pascal Pinaud, Philippe Ramette, Emmanuel Régent, Karine Rougier, Lionel Sabatté, Quentin Spohn, Stéphane Steiner, Eglé Vismante, We Are The Painters & guest.