Bel Air Fine Art

Chloe Guillon   ()

Martial Ricart   ()

Sam Van Coillie   ()

Francois Chabanian   (Director)

About

Bel-Air Fine Art Miami is the first gallery of it’s group in the United States. After a few months as a pop-up store in Miami Beach during the winter of 2016/2017, the group has successfully opened a gallery in the heart of Miami Design District. They represent talented artists such as Banksy, Damien Hirst, David Kracov, Auguste, Alec Monopoly, and Mr. Brainwash.

Established in 2004 within the heart of Geneva and inaugurated in 2010, Bel-Air Fine Art has an international presence through it’s galleries in London, Paris, Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Venice, Forte dei Marmi, Crans-Montana, Verbier, Gstaad, Knokke and Miami. They also organize art exhibitions throughout Europe, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

Bookends, 2015 - Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes Bookends, 2015

I have a Little Crush - cube number 8, 2018 - Sandra Shashou

Sandra Shashou I have a Little Crush - cube number 8, 2018

Exhibiting Artists

  • Cédric Bouteiller  (+)

    Biography : Cédric Bouteiller was born in 1970, in Rognac, France. He lives and works in the South of France. Bouteiller studied plastic arts and philosophy at the University of Aix-en-Provence, before starting to travel around in New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai. In 2009, when he exhibited in the Galerie DX in Bordeaux, he gets closer to the Street Art. From this form of Art, Cédric Bouteiller takes symbols, graffiti, stencils and posters. His artworks are composed by printed images, collages, drawings and tags on brush aluminium covered with a translucent resin. His artistic expression is a combination of different techniques, a mixture of modern photographic perspective, contemporary painting, graffiti, digital art and collage. The inspiration of Cédric Bouteiller comes from Anthony Tàpies and Pierre Alechinsky. When he moved to Arles, he also focuses on Picasso art and Cocteau literature. Cédric Bouteiller gathers different images and memories about his travels, which embellished his artworks. The artist shows a visionary urban view of the cities that he visited. Bouteiller is an alchemist, too. A mystic alchemy transcending his human condition, a mystic alchemy raising his conscience; the artist speculates on the oxidization of the substance, the stiffening of the plasticizer, the evaporation of the painting.

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  • Patrick Hughes  (+)

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Other Represented Artists

  • Philippe BERRY  (+)

    Biography : Philippe Berry was born in 1956, in Paris. He is a sculpture, drawer and painter. He begins working as graphic designer and then as model maker, later he becomes an artistic director in many advertising agencies. In 1974 he started studying at ESAG, the drawing school in Penninghen. In 1980 he creates cinema posters and theatre sceneries. Berry begins painting in 1984 and then he consecrate his creative expression to the sculpture. His plastic research is focused about the materials and the physical forces like the equilibrium. The artist plays with his ironic sensibility about the contrast between the heaviness and the lightness. The Philippe Berry work achieves a great success and he realizes institutional commission, like the fountain sculpture for the France embassy in Zimbabwe, or the monumental sculpture for the Pathé multiplex in Marseille.

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  • Carlos BOIX  (+)

    Biography : Born in La Havana in 1949, Carlos Boix lives in Geneva since 2013, after living in Stockholm, Algiers, Tunis, Paris and Madrid. At the age of 18, he won the first prize at the Salon du Dessin in Havana. When he was not smoking "culebras" in the pineapple fields, he attended the workshops of René Portocarrero (1912-1986) and Mariano Rodriguez (1912-1990). In ’74, he participated with them in the realization of a collective fresco under Fidel Castro’s request. He was then working at Caiman Barbu (El Caiman Barbudo). The Swedish Boix has dragged its pots of colors and Italian costumes to four continents, ebbing a trail of personal exhibitions in the most recommendable galleries and accumulating a list of collectors fascinated by his serial graphics, his fanciful palette and his imagination, without taboo. Stockholm, Algiers, Paris, Carthage, Geneva were the successive sets of his odyssey. Alain Jouffroy, José Pierre, Eduardo Manet, Fernando Arrabal, Olle Granath and Régis Debray wrote about his painting. Vivacious and hardworking, epicurean and stakhanovist, Boix is ​​the paradoxical fruit of vital energy and sacred fire. His works can be found in public and private collections in many European countries, the USA, Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela. From 1984 to 2015, more than thirty exhibitions were devoted to him in Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Poland, Cuba, Tunisia and several prizes were devoted to him for his painting.

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  • Stephen CAWSTON  (+)

    Biography : Stephen Cawston is a British artist who is known for his Contemporary Pop Art. He painted from his own gallery in exclusive Walton Street Knightsbridge, a few minutes from Harrods. Here he built a very impressive and exclusive worldwide following. 7 years ago Stephen had a seed of an idea, it has taken all these years to source materials, work out the engineering, find Skeletons all to create this extraordinary unique collection ‘The Value of Life in Gold’ Part 1 Working with all due respect to the Humans and other species involved, Stephen reanimates the skeletons. Unlike in museums, where skeletons are held together with wires and frames, Stephens have none. Unlike in museums where the skeletons are lifeless, Stephens are brought back to life, you cannot help but to interact with his sculptors. Once reanimated Stephen covers his sculptures in 24 Carat Pure Gold. To create this amazingly beautiful collection Stephen took the huge decision to close his gallery and move to a completely remote area of England to totally immerse himself in this creation. Moving from Knightsbridge to the remotes part of the Lake District. This collection is now released exclusively to the world here at Belairfineart.

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  • Cecile PLAISANCE  (+)

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  • Patrick Rubinstein  (+)

    Biography : Through his art, Rubinstein pays tribute to pop culture, portraying the biggest names from Marilyn Monroe to Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson. He does so in his own way, by associating two different images with each other through a unique optical game. Rubinstein draws a universe of his own, filled with colors and devoid of negative thoughts. Patrick Rubinstein has been passionate about kinetic art since adolescence. He loved art, argentic photos, and kinetics. So, instead of choosing one, he decided to combine all three in an art specific to him. With time, he moved from a rather traditional technique to more sophisticated creations made possible by new technologies. Today, he has become a listed signature of contemporary figurative op art. patrick rubinstein was born in paris in 1960, the year the beatles got together in england, when brigitte bardot and jackie kennedys america were all the rage in france. this was true for the rubinsteins as well, but as part of a much larger picture. the family had a voracious appetite for everything happening around the world, savoring each instant and living life to the fullest. art offered an outlet, while day-to-day life was immersed in tenderness. this was the context of patricks upbringing, framed by his mothers passion for film and his fathers successful knack for experimenting with a range of pursuits. at the age of five, patrick was introduced to gouache, and at eight to super 8 film. optical illusions held an important place in the familys creative output. head towards the tree and stop when youre standing behind it. once the childs movements were captured on film, a cut would be made with another actor taking his place, and the shooting would begin again. patricks father was constantly dreaming up little vignettes. the whole family played along, expanding the story, making suggestions, in a whirl of creativity. soon, the family began breathing life into still images. if you fold a photo neatly, along parallel

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  • Philippe Shangti

    Biography : Philippe Shangti was born and raised in Toulouse, France. From an early age, he showed great interest in aesthetics and fashion and quickly developed a passion for art and photography.?After starting off as a model, the shy young man soon took his place behind the camera and began to capture the elements of the environment that surrounded him through his remarkable eye and a perception all of his own.?In 2006 a great adventure began, decisive for this ambitious artist, when he left his home town for Saint-Tropez, the shrine of beauty and extravagance. One meeting with was enough to put him on the right path. Philippe Shangti conceived and took the leadership of a new restaurant and lounge, le Quai, which is ideally located in Saint-Tropez, the most legendary port in the world.?Allowing his instinct and creative energy to guide him, the venue soon became the essential meeting place for nights in Saint-Tropez, frequented by the elite and the international jet set.?Philippe observed all the various facets to those nights. His fresh and immersed eye awoke and inspired the photographer. He draws on this universe and its exuberance in creating colourful and offbeat works, with a hint of provocation. Since 2008, the work « No Cocaine Here » and its immediate success gave the artist the opportunity to engage with the controversial world of drugs and sex.?Philippe Shangti then exhibited his art in 2009 and sold his first work to Eva Longoria and Tony Parker, who were charmed by his showmanship and crazy vision.?The colours cling, and details – thoughtful and meticulous – call to mind. The potency of the photographer is revealed by the messages that run through his work.?From 2011 to 2013, for his series « Art vs. Drugs », « Plastic Doll », or again « Botox Suicide », he highlights the taboos of our society in a colourful, psychedelic and fun way – committed and deliciously crazy.

  • Sandra Shashou  (+)

    Biography : Sandra Shashou is a UK-based, Brazilian multimedia artist who has a diverse practice of sculpture, photography and painting. Shashou studied at City & Guilds of London Art School with BA(Hons) in Painting. Shashou’s practice has taken a turn into sculpture with a series of positive works that reflect on major transformation through the fragility of love, which references bravery, courage and rebuilding after devastation. In recent years, her work has been exhibited internationally, including Art Miami, Art Southampton NY, Armoury Antiques NY, Art15 Olympia London, Sothebys, Christies and Phillips. Shashou has been commissions for several site specific large sculptures in the US and UK. Sandra Shashou lives and works from her studio in Primrose Hill, London.

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  • Nick Veasey  (+)

    Biography : BIOGRAPHY Nick Veasey, born 1962, is a British artist that uses radiation emitting x-ray technology to create beguilingly beautiful and detailed artworks. Described by London’s Victoria & Albert museum as “forensic investigations as an art form” his work is a classic example of the fusion of science and art. Career highlights include a dedicated permanent gallery in the Amore Pacific Museum Korea, a major retrospective exhibition at Fotografiska Stockholm, the world’s largest photography museum with over 100,000 visitors during the 12 weeks (the visitors including the British and Swedish royal families), other retrospective exhibitions in Korea and Taiwan, various photographic awards and his work being acquired by important international museums, eminent institutions and private collectors.

    Detailed Description : ARTIST STATEMENT What we look like, what our clothes look like, houses, cars… I like to counter this obsession with superficial appearance by using x-rays to strip back the layers and show what it is like under the surface. Often the integral beauty adds intrigue to the familiar. We all make assumptions based on the external visual aspects of what surrounds us and we are attracted to people and forms that are aesthetically pleasing. I like to challenge this automatic way that we react to just physical appearance by highlighting the, often surprising, inner beauty. This society of ours, consumed as it is by image, is also becoming increasingly controlled by security and surveillance. Take a flight, or go into a high profile courtroom and your belongings will be x-rayed. The post arriving in corporations and government departments has often been x-rayed. Security cameras track our every move. Mobile phone receptions place us at any given time. Information is key to the fight against whatever we are meant to be fighting against. To create art with equipment and technology designed to help big brother delve deeper, to use some of that fancy complicated gadgetry that helps remove the freedom and individuality in our lives, to use that apparatus to create beauty brings a smile to my face. To mix my metaphors, we all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, that beauty is more than skin deep. By revealing the inside, the quintessential element of my art speculates upon what the manufactured and natural world really consists of.

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