Private Choice 2020

October in Paris always rhymes with art fairs, much to our pleasure! And while we are patiently waiting for the new edition of Asia Now next weekend, we had the chance to attend the private opening of Private Choice, the most magical art fair « at human size »!

Mirror by Solène Eloy

The beautiful « Flaque » mirror by Solène Eloy, covered with gold leaves

Every year, Private Choice means the assurance of a warm and human art presented directly in an exquisite Haussmann-style apartment. This 9th edition, on the topic of the Inner Journey, once again exhibits a precise and demanding selection made by Nadia Candet, the founder of this now unmissable event. Every object there has been chosen with the most refined taste to be exhibited with extreme care, yet in a warm environment.

This year, we particularly enjoyed discovering Solène Leroy‘s « puddle » mirrors, covered with gold leaves and inspired by the myth of Sisyphus (see above), as well as Katia Jacquet‘s beautiful and minimalistic ceramics.

Katia Jacquet's ceramics

Katia Jacquet’s ceramics

We also finally got the chance to discover Yann Delacour‘s ‘skin’ variation sculptures, the creation of which he had been presenting on his Instagram account since the lockdown. The black ceramic automatically brings to mind human shapes that have neither beginning nor end, raising feelings of abstraction and of warmth as well as questioning our contemporary bodies.

Yann Delacour sculpture ceramic

Yann Delacour’s « Variation VI »

All in all, we were delighted to discover this new selection by Nadia Candet, althgouh this edition was reduced to one floor contrary to last year. But still, the quality remains, as well as the pleasure to see the development of some artists that have already been there the previous years, and the sparkling surprise of the new talents that Nadia Candet presents every year!

Gilles Pourtier's engravings inspired by Bernd and Hilla Becher

Gilles Pourtier’s colourful engravings inspired by Bernd and Hilla Becher’s « Framework Houses »

Saraï Delfendahl's amusing ceramic figures dancing on the wall

Saraï Delfendahl’s amusing ceramic figures dancing on the wall

Sebastian Herkner's lamp, Daniel Firman's human sculpture & Julien Lagueste's nested coffee tables

Sebastian Herkner’s intriguing bubble lamp with Daniel Firman’s freaky and hyperrealist « Justine ». In front, Julien Lagueste’s beautiful nested coffee tables

 


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