Galerie Eric Dupont
Created 30 years ago by Éric Dupont, the gallery emerged in the early 1990’s in Paris, presenting young artists mostly preoccupied by formal research in pictorial expression, such as Damien Cabanes, Didier Mencoboni, Siobhan Liddell, Carlos Kusnir, Hyun Soo Choi, Eric Poitevin and Paul Pagk. The gallery’s dynamic evolution continues in the early 2000s with new artists coming using various art media: Pascal Convert, Gil & Moti, Yazid Oulab and Taysir Batniji, who question topics such as memory and time, power of images, persistence of conflicts… In the 2010s, new French and international photographers joined the gallery:Nicholas Nixon and Lee Friedlander, Michel Campeau, Mathieu Pernot and Claude Iverné.
Always keen to seize a new eye, the gallery welcomed young women artists, such as Olympe Racana-Weiler, Mari Minato, Tahmineh Monzavi and Katarzyna Wiesiolek.
The Eric Dupont gallery broadens its aesthetics and presents artists from the African continent, driven by a desire to talk about their heritage, their culture and to get to grips with a part of Art History. This is the case of a new generation of artists: the Beninese painter Roméo Mivekannin and the Congolese artist Willys Kezi. The gallery also accompanies artists whose heritage is linked to the French colonial history and assert a work denouncing the discriminatory consequences they suffer, such as the photographer Wiame Haddad and the visual artist Yazid Oulab.
Since its creation, the gallery has evolved holding on to its first artists while welcoming new generations. It supports various and new art forms, defending artists who share human values and an interest in a formalist aesthetics.
Eric Dupont and Naomi Rubin
Tel. +33 1 44 54 04 14
Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm
Gil & Moti
Bunny Claude Massassa