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Paolo Cassara

Cassarà was one of the first in Italy to work with polychrome terracotta, a technique considered obsolete until its "rediscovery" in recent years. His polychrome terracotta creations are the fruit of first-hand analysis of the world of youth. They offer an innovative image of sculpture, set in direct contact with everyday life. The artist draws inspiration from the streets, with ironic, subtly melancholy works that speak of the search for an identity in the face of a system dominated by conformity and fleeting fashions. Paolo Cassarà was born in Monreale, Sicily, on 26 June, 1968. 

His artistic career began in Milan, where he has lived and worked since 1987. He gave his first personal exhibitions in Turin, Milan and Boston (USA). He has also taken part in numerous collective exhibitions held at museums and public institutes: in 1994 "Icastica" [Representative art] at the municipal modern art gallery, Bologna; in 1996 "Collezionismo a Torino" [Collecting in Turin] at Castello di Rivoli museum of contemporary art; in 2000 "Sui Generis" at PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan; in 2003 "Italian Factory - La Nuova Scena Artistica Italiana" [the new Italian art scene], one of the fringe events at the 50th Venice Biennale, at the European Parliament buildings in Strasbourg, and at the Palazzo della Promotrice delle Belle Arti in Turin. In 2004 Cassarà was invited to participate in the event "Subway 3004" at Superstudio Più in Milan, in collaboration with the City of Milan, and in 2007 he took part in the collective exhibitions "Street Art, Sweet Art" at PAC in Milan and "Arte e Omosessualità" [art and homosexuality] at Palazzo della Ragione in Milan and Palazzina Reale in Florence. Also in 2007 he took part in the exhibition "La Nuova Figurazione italiana - To be continued..." [the new Italian figuration] at Fabbrica Borroni, Bollate (Milan) and the retrospective in homage to gallery owner Guido Carbone "Questo mondo è fantastico" [this world is fantastic], at Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin. In 2008 he was invited to the exhibition "Rumors" at Ex Arsenale Borgo Dora in Turin, which ran concurrently with the Artissima fair, and he also took part in the "Artisti per Arianna" [artists for Arianna] auction with Christie's.


CEM, aka Jérôme Ispanakci, is an artist-designer-assembler.‍ CEM is his name and it's also Creative Engineering Management, a creator of the unusual through Eco-Logic. His work resides in the orchestration of objects through conceptual hijacking, objects that he makes a point of never modifying, drilling or welding. ‍The outcome is a creative resolution combining technique and aesthetics, a creation through fusion of existing elements. ‍He has created subjects for major names in industrial production and has received numerous awards; his work has been presented at the Musée d'art contemporain de Nice (MAMAC).

Giacomo De Pass

Italian of Venetian origin, Giacomo de Pass was born in Marrakech in 1938. After a series of highly successful early exhibitions, he moved to France in 1958 to confront the Paris School.‍ Giacomo de Pass quickly gained recognition for his work, and the city of Paris made its first acquisitions of his paintings. Giacomo de Pass then divided his time between his studios in Paris and New York, where his work underwent a veritable metamorphosis, emerging from the tragic shadows that characterized his expressionist work of the 60s, to canvases flooded with light and color. ‍

Giacomo de Pass has been the subject of several retrospective exhibitions around the world, and has been shown in numerous international venues and fairs including the Lincoln Cultural Center in New York, the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the National Museums of Malta, the Palais Bourbon in Paris (National Assembly), FIAC Paris, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Museo de la Casa si Dante in Florence, the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, the Louis ll Stadium in Monaco and the World Bank in Washington. He now lives and works in Peymenade in the Alpes Maritimes.

Yann Letestu

The nostalgia of the traveler, torn between the farewells of the departures and the calls of a new journey, is the subject of Yann Letestu’s slightly melancholic paintings. Nothing symbolizes more that feeling than a ship weighing anchor. That fleeting moment is reflected in the delicate grey-blue shades found in his paintings.

Yann Letestu lets wander freely the individual fantasies and travelling aspirations of each and every one. The vague outlines of his horizons reflect the incalculable incertitude found in the quest for our destination, as elements disappear in the mist.

That is precisely where the intrigue of his marvelous pictorial language resides: in the contradiction lying between departure and residency, between discovery and recurrence. Certainly it is not by chance that his workshop is to be found in the old harbor of Marseilles, as if he was always ready to leave for faraway horizons.

John Martini

 John Martini is an American artist born in 1948. He lives and works in Key West, Florida, and in Veuxhaulles sur Aube, in Burgundy. In the U.S. his workplace is the former movie theater of the black Bahamian village from the time of racial segregation; in France it is an old forge which was still active in the 60s.
His works carry a multitude of American and European influences, and seem like the participants of a magical and mysterious ritual, an invocation of shape and color throughsteel and flame. It is at night, like in a voodoo or a sabbath, that John Martini gives birth to its creatures.

Mme  S.

Mme S. is a painter who lives and creates in Marseille. She is a graduate of the Arts Appliqués in Paris and the Beaux-Arts in Marseille.‍"When you look at Mme S.'s sleepy figures, alternately drowsy and languid, you're left with a doubt. Are they freed from their dreams, or are they invaded by them? Invasion is what Mme S.'s works are all about."‍ With poetry and sensuality, Mme S. lays her sleeping women down in ink and pencil on paper, which she burns or pins, speaking in her nocturnal invasions of feelings and inner landscapes.

Pascal Pontoire

Pascal Pontoire is a painter based in Antibes, who has long worked in the world of animated films: for over twenty years he has created chromatic atmospheres and sets for cartoons and comic strips; his work has been exhibited in Paris at the Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet and at the Musée des arts asiatiques de Nice. But it is now on canvas that Pascal Pontoire can fully express his artistic sensibility, inspired in particular by the post-impressionists and luminists, and for the past 6 years he has been offering us images of the Côte d'Azur transfigured by his talent...

Nicola Rosini Di Santini

Born in 1959 in Santeramo in colle, Italy, Nicola Rosini Di Santi grew up and studied in Paris. After graduating from the Ecole Boulle (Paris), he worked in various art studios and at the Fonderie d'art Rosini. In 1985, Nicola had his first solo exhibition at Galerie Carpentier, rue du Bac, Paris.

Several exhibitions followed in Paris, including Salon d'Automne, Salon de Mai and Figuration Critique at the Grand Palais, of which he became a member. Since then, the artist has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions on several continents. In 2001, Nicola's first exhibition in New York City marked the start of a collaboration with a renowned international gallery, which exhibited his work in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Geneva, Miami... He is represented in several private collections around the world and was selected in 2014 for his work "pneumatic paintings" at the official inauguration of the Michelin Foundation "l'Homme en Mouvement".

The artist works uncompromisingly on balance, rhythm, body movement and the intimate dialogue between his works. He excels at blurring codes. His sources of inspiration include Rothko, Michelangelo, Hiquily, Bugatti, Marcel Duchamp and Miles Davis. A discreet artist imbued with humanity, Nicola lives and works in the Pays de Fayence, a region he holds dear. Nicola Rosini Di Santi remains, more than ever, an artist attuned to the heartbeat of the world.