Selection of contemporary works presented at the Dauphine Market :

Picture 1: stand 90, Chebisiem Atelier:
Brasília, Sihem Chebbi, 2020, Mixed media on canvas, 123 cm x 163 cm (48.4 in x 64.1 in)

Picture 2 & 3: stands 93 et 94, Manuele Vonthron Atelier:
Untitled 01, Manuele Vonthron, 2020, pigments and Caparol on paper, 100 cm x 69 cm (39.3 in x 27.1 in)

Untitled 02, Manuele Vonthron, 2020, pigments and Caparol on paper, 100 cm x 69 cm (39.3 in x 27.1 in)

Picture 4 : stand 95, Ricardo Fernandes gallery:
Untitled, from the series Ainda Não, André Mendes, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 100 cm x 120 cm (39.3 in x 47.2 in)

Picture 5 & 6 : stand 57, Maryam Ahi gallery:
Circle to Circle, Sara Abri, 2015 – 2020, Orange fiberglass, Edition 2/2, 22 cm x 55 cm (8.6 in x 21.6 in), photo illustration

Circle to Circle, Sara Abri, 2015 – 2020, Orange fiberglass, Edition 2/2, 22 cm x 55 cm (8.6 in x 21.6 in)


Vitamine A: Out there... in the Street

Since the intimacy of our homes makes us feel that we are in a safe place and safe from the risks that are out there … in the street, we can immediately see the resumption of art as an essential element for healthy living in residential interiors.

Well thought out, exclusive pieces that will surround us with personal history, giving us the feeling of being safely welcomed, within our contemporary cocoon, bringing history back to the center of our lives, ensuring a balanced coexistence and promoting the exercise of intellectual reflection.

Therefore, at the beginning of this 21st Century, art pieces are once again part of our universe of desire, being antique or contemporary, promoting harmony between us, our living spaces and art. They make us recognize that art and design should be chosen not only as an aesthetic element, but as objects that will register our history, bringing us back the feeling of security that we all pursue and that we currently find only inside our own homes.

Artists, designers, architects, dealers, collectors, critics, exhibit curators, museums, institutions and art lovers, all agree that in addition to portraying the customs and identities of a period, art surrounds us with objects of our daily living, making with which we can develop lines of intellectual thinking and that meet our personal interpretations, providing us with an exercise in mental balance that is indispensable today, when we seek a sense of logic in everything we do.

This is therefore the time to understand the potential collector inside each one of us and the importance of researching, finding, acquiring and preserving pieces of art from different eras and styles, different materials, in a healthy process of dialogue and understanding of our living space. The relevance of quality at the expense of quantity, of gradual construction at the expense of mass production, the freedom to be able to acquire in a unique way, thinking of the life process of each human being, different of the accelerated fad that plagues us today.

Paying attention to a more rational and qualitative way of choosing art objects, their creative process and their historical importance, valuing the past, present and future to understand the process that brings us up to the present day, will therefore be the key to keeping our residential spaces safer psychologically and being able to face this pandemic clearly, taking art back to the center of our lives.


Ricardo Fernandes, 2019
The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC), New York, EUA
Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art (AICA), Paris, France
Association for Art History (AAH), London, UK