A. Smith

Artistic discovery in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville: Louise Dubus Gallery opens its doors

27-02-2024 in Heritage

A new cultural haven has opened in the picturesque village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. The Louise Dubus Gallery celebrates contemporary art. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned collector, take the time to come and browse this brand new artistic space.

Indulge in an artistic après-Ski at Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Nestled at the foot of the slopes of the renowned Les 3 Vallées ski area, the Louise Dubus Gallery has established itself as one of the cultural hotspots of the village. This space, seamlessly blended into the authentic charm of the Savoyard village, is just a stone's throw away from the majestic Saint-Martin-de-Belleville church, the Maison du Tourisme, and the many restaurants of the resort. As understated as it is elegant, this venue dedicated to contemporary art in all its forms was created through the initiative of Louise Dubus, a passionate art collector.

After an active and dynamic day on Les 3 Vallées ski slopes, the Louise Dubus Gallery is the perfect end to a long day on the pistes. Come and share your appreciation of contemporary art in this beautiful setting. The carefully arranged space presents an eclectic selection of works, from vibrant paintings to delicate ceramics, along with photographs, sculptures, and fine lithographs.

With excellence at the heart of its approach, the gallery aims to become a common meeting place for artists and art collectors. The idea? To encourage artistic experimentation and support creative talents. Before a relaxing moment in one of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville's bars or restaurants, step into the Louise Dubus Gallery. Treat yourself to a cultural moment to complete your mountain stay. Open Monday to Friday from 2pm to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 1pm, the gallery also offers private tours for a more intimate experience.

Contemporary explorations at the Louise Dubus Gallery

Within the Louise Dubus Gallery in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, we celebrate creativity, innovation, and minimalism. Artists such as Todd & Fitch and Martine Thoelen invite visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of contemporary art.

Upon entering the gallery, your gaze will likely be captured by one of the luminous works of Todd & Fitch. The French duo, composed of Nicolas Todd and Damien Fitch, has secured a prominent place by subtly manipulating light. Since their collaboration began in 2000, these artists have explored a wide range of subjects and materials. Their unique approach transforms light into sculptural material.. Let yourself be carried away by the captivating visuals on display in the gallery including perfect illusion and play with colour... Their ability to alter visual perception places Todd & Fitch among the most innovative figures in contemporary art, making their works a must-see for art enthusiasts.

Alongside the minimalist compositions of Todd & Fitch, discover the powerful but discrete ceramics of Martine Thoelen. This Belgian artist, through her delicate porcelains, dives into the complexity of human emotions. Her creations are imbued with strength and sensitivity. Her artistic journey is a perpetual quest inspired by poetry, feelings, and the riches of the natural environment. Her studio in Switzerland perfectly reflects her philosophy: bathed in light and Japanese inspiration, where calm and nature prevail.

This winter, art collector Louise Dubus presents Martine Thoelen's ceramics and the abstract canvases of Isabelle Durand in the same space. Isabelle Durand’s creations, minimalist in style, use colour boldly to capture the essence of an emotion. Sometimes, hues and drips blend on a raw canvas to create a striking dialogue. These creations are rich in texture and intensity, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in a world where colour plays a huge role.

Finally, movement and balance interact with the undulating sculptures of Scott Cupp. These three-dimensional creations, where shapes and volumes meet in precise equilibrium, offer a new perspective. Each work of art,, firmly anchored on its base, bridges constancy and lightness, permanence and movement. This encapsulates the identity of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville a village of traditions, with authentic charm, that nonetheless offers modern and discreet luxury to those who take the time to discover it.

Tailored support for collectors

Behind the project of the Louise Dubus Gallery lies a commitment to provide personalised support, both for artists and seasoned collectors. Louise Dubus and her team aim to facilitate dialogue between emerging or renowned artists, their works, and all those looking to decorate their chalet or add a stylish artistic touch to their interior.

Each collector benefits from complete and tailored support, whether it involves advice on acquiring a first piece or enriching an existing collection. The focus is on creating an intimate and welcoming environment conducive to an immersive experience around contemporary art in all its nuances.

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