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Artists (by alphabetical order)
Pierre Bessuges’ origins lie in the South of France. He has spent half of his life abroad and worked over 30 years in development aid, international cooperation and humanitarian action.
While Pierre is now independently pursuing his humanitarian engagement and attachment to cultural and humanist values, he has become in the very recent years an emerging self-made artist. His ambition is to pursue his own artwork and to develop and advise on initiatives linking art and humanism through cooperation projects, supporting local communities and artists.
With a somewhat rocketing art production and success, he is fulfilling his aspiration to express himself and communicate his vision through his practice and exploration of contemporary art techniques. His work can be abstract or lightly suggestive at times, graphic and colourful. Spontaneously, he uses different raw materials and supports such as metal, canvas, wood and clay and transforms, alters or re-uses them, to create bespoke pieces of art in the form of paintings, objects, furniture and sculptures.
Over the past 6 years, Pierre has participated in several solo or collective art exhibitions in Switzerland, France, Corsica, Belgium, Morocco, and Iraq.
More information about Pierre Bessuges’ exhibition history, background, artistic and humanitarian work can be found on his website.
Meet PauLine Maisonneuve - a human rights officer at the United Nations, (single) mother, feminist, French, and who also happens to be a passionate photographer – and so much more! She has spent years living, working, and traveling across the globe, including to conflict zones, and is now based in New York with her little girl.
She believes wholeheartedly in the statement that "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights" (Art. 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). Sadly, this powerful statement faces up to the harsh reality of the world. Pauline has witnessed it firsthand and from an early age – in her personal and professional experiences. Deeply affected and dismayed by the unfair, unequal, and too often violent experiences that human being face, at home and around the world, she finds solace in photography, where even amidst its chaos the world's beauty, softness, and quietness, become visible.
Through her photography, Pauline seeks to inspire empathy and understanding in others, bringing calmness, serenity, a delicate melancholy and a poetic pause to the brutality of the world. She captures the world as it is though, without affectation or dramatization, in all its diversity, similarity, absurdity, cruelty, beauty, and humanity, sometimes all at once. Her camera is her third eye. Through her lens, the mosaic of the world comes to life.
Although Pauline is now based in the United States battling with metastatic breast cancer, she continues documenting life, people, moments, details and feelings through her photographs. She seeks to embrace the strengths and vulnerabilities of the world, one snapshot at a time.
Claire Panetier is an emerging young artist who is enthusiastic, creative, and dynamic. She has worked for nearly 10 years in humanitarian emergencies on the African continent. Since childhood, the artistic universe has always played an important role in her life, allowing her to express her emotions and recharge. As a self-taught artist, she has developed her own painting technique guided by her intuition and emotions.
Her works are the expression of a cosmopolitan life journey strongly influenced by African culture. Black curves and lines structure an intangible, elusive, and intimate message inspired by personal experience. Their thicknesses and surfaces reflect intensity, while the colors convey emotional imprints. These colors, solar and explosive, burst with nuance and warmth. Through this geometry, one can catch glimpses of eyes and mouths, symbols of her introspection and connection to the world. Her art exudes communicative and liberating energy that invites everyone into their inner imagination.
More info about Claire here.