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Meeting with Amélie du Chalard, gallery owner.

Balzac Paris went to meetAmélie du Chalard, founder of the contemporary art gallery Amélie House of Art. His career, his projects, Women who inspire her And his favorite pieces Balzac Paris: discover his interview in our newspaper.

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Meeting with Amélie du Chalard, gallery owner

Balzac Paris went to meetAmélie du Chalard, founder of the contemporary art gallery Amélie House of Art. His career, his projects, Women who inspire her And his favorite pieces Balzac Paris: discover his interview in our newspaper.

“My name is Amélie du Chalard, I am 33 years old and I am a gallery owner. »»

Hello Amélie! For those who don't know you, who are you?

Amélie du Chalard

My name is Amélie du Chalard, I am 33 years old and I set up a 5 years ago one Contemporary art gallery, Amélie House of Art. The format is quite innovative: we exhibit works and works of art in Exceptional places thoughts like apartments, warm and alive, in which we can discover Works in situation.

Do you exhibit sculptor artists in your gallery?

Amélie du Chalard

Absolutely : My mom already ! I have a sculptor mother, that's why I always had a pronounced taste for art, it is sort of a family heritage. Otherwise, we must have about fifteen sculptors, for example Pilar Angeloglou, who works abstract architectures with Mediterranean accents, or Anouck Albertini, but also Many ceramic artists ! Today, the border between ceramics and sculpture has really refined.

Are there women who particularly marked you in your journey?

Amélie du Chalard

Of course, I think of artists like Joann Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler, Two American painters whose abstract expressionist works speak to me a lot. There are also artists almost known to be activists in their approach, as Niki de Saint Phalle Where Louise Bourgeois.

Otherwise, My mother and grandmother are also intimately linked to my journey. My grandmother was not an artist strictly speaking, but she was Small object collector, she loved hunting, she spent her life in flea markets and in antique dealers. My mother, sculptor, He also played a role in my journey. Regardless of the artistic sensitivity she transmitted to me, she had developed at home A real taste for entrepreneurship! She always encouraged me to work, to be independent and entrepreneur.

If you could live 24 hours in the shoes of another woman, who would you choose?

Amélie du Chalard

I think I would choose a large art deale of the 20th century like Peggy Guggenheim. At the time there were very few collective women, she was very avant-garde. And then she had a fairly volcanic energy that I like very much!

Is there a work as a woman artist who particularly marked you in your journey?

Amélie du Chalard

Child, by their dimension and their strong symbolism: the Giant spiders of Louise Bourgeois ! Otherwise, the Yayoi Kusama pumpkins. There is a sublime that I saw during a trip to Japan on Naoshima Island, just at the entrance to the port.

Do you have a message to convey young women who would like, like you, to set up their own business?

Amélie du Chalard

I grew up in a nursery school where above the painting was written: "Qovop", acronym of " When we want we can " ! Somewhere, it guided me since I was a child. I had the chance to grow in a framework with a lot of freedom, where I told myself that everything was possible. So I would say: when you have a passion, a project, a desire that takes the guts, You have to listen to yourself without asking too many questions, and go! 

"When you have a passion, you have to listen to yourself without asking too much questions and go!" »»

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