This has been a really busy weekend art-wise. Many of you have probably visited the exhibition in Valbonne. Two of us decided to go all the way to Villefranche to see the exhibition Franchement Art. For starters, I'd like to say that it was well worth the trip. The exhibition takes place in the old citadelle which has a really nice atmosphere. There is a mix of artists and galleries showing their works in all different materials and all different styles.When entering the citadelle the first piece of art that catches your eye is an impressive red sculpture by André Jaume (http://www.jaume-art.com). A bit further along one passes through a sculpture courtyard. There you can see several really impressive sculptures. The one above by Quirin Mayer (see: http://www.mayer-quirin.com) stood out.
Further along several other sculptures catch your eye. There is a whole collection of sculptures made from tires. And then there are the striking abstract sculptures by Christophe Boyer ( http://www.christopheboyer.com/) that you can see above.
Further along there is a section dedicated to artwork you can have indoors. Some of the artists showed some fascinating techniques (which they of course would not fully disclose). We talked to Tatjana Hilker (http://www.tatjhilker.net) who told us that she had been collecting sand from different places all over the world for the last 17 years. She has some fantastic abstract pictures made from sand on display.
And then there is our favourite Hangar aquarellista - Marina Kulik.
Marina has a small selection of her portraits on display (I'm sure you will recognize some of the people) and some of her abstract work.
And above you can see an atypical piece of art. The style reminds a bit of other work she has done - but what's new is that this has been done in acrylics. That's not a medium she usually uses. Congratulations on the good work.
There are lots of other artists worth mentioning - but if you are interested you should hurry along before it is too late.