Stephane Gautier

Stephane  Gautier
A designer and graphic artist, both by training and trade, St├ęphane Gautier designs interiors that have a strong personality; original concepts that are born of his ideas and intuitions; he is like an orchestral conductor, coordinating the various trades until completion. From this practice, which has earned him recognition in the design world, he draws on a unique talent for deciphering symbols and images in his art, and for transforming them into a universal alphabet that everyone can perceive, in a direct and immediate link to the work.
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Stephane  Gautier Happy Bears Angel

Happy Bears Angel
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Stephane  Gautier Happy Bears Angel
Happy Bears Angel
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Stephane  Gautier Toys collection Sunny
Toys collection Sunny
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Stephane  Gautier
Happy Bear - ... Bear
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Stephane  Gautier
Happy Bear - Jean-Michel
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Stephane  Gautier
Happy Bear - Wonderland
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Stephane  Gautier

Stephane Gautier

Stephane Gautier Biography

Stéphane Gautier created his first picture at the age of 13, deciding to stick and paint his toys on a canvas. This first provocative gesture and artistic genesis, which, rediscovered years later, arouses emotion and recognition in all those who see the emotional objects that marked their past.

After this founding impulse, Stéphane Gautier would never abandon his interest in childhood, the moment in which he believes one's primary needs are expressed universally

There is no point in searching further for the reason behind the attachment that everyone brings to these works: they touch instinctively.

And yet, if Stéphane's rooms arouse immediate empathy by their symbolic nature and the way in which they appeal to memory, this attraction also brings with it a more ambitious programme.

Make no mistake, if this visual artist charms us, it is to make us think more profoundly and feel the power of the image: a misappropriation of contexts such as "Happy Bears", a troubling gap between form and substance when a group of small plastic soldiers comes together in a heart shape on the canvas.…

His creations are undoubtedly jubilant and display his expertise as much as his enthusiasm, moving from one medium to another, using all the possibilities of ready-made art to turn them into pictures, sculptures, surrealist or valuable objects... Everything, or almost everything, is shown here.

Understanding only comes as a second phase, however: the art of Stéphane Gautier is permanently shifting. By moving an object from one context to another, re-injecting the stereotypical symbols of childhood into an adult setting, he turns away from all traditional codes of art (pictures, paintings, sculptures, drawings) only to reappropriate them. And it is by way of this ironic distance that this intuitive creator invites us to a deeper consideration of the means of representation, of the effectiveness of advertising and propaganda, and finally of the sacralisation and misappropriation of childhood nostalgia.

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Jun. 2016"Happiness", Virginie Barrou Planquart Gallery, Paris France

Dec./Jan. 2016Sichel Home Centre Orchimont, Luxembourg

2015Atelier Fantasia Gallery "Thinks We Love", Taipei, Taiwan

Jun. 2015"Playin'Art", Virginie Barrou Planquart Gallery, Paris, France

Oct. 2015Pop Austin International Art Show, Fair Market, Texas, USA

Nov. 2015"Curiosity Art", Virginie Barrou Planquart Gallery, Paris, France

Jun. 2014"Thinks We Love", Virginie Barrou Planquart Gallery, Paris, France

Oct. 2014 / Jan. 2015Alliance Française Creative workshop : "Toys Collection", Taipei Taiwan

Dec. 2014Huashan 1914 Creative Park, "100 Taïwan", Taipei Taiwan

Oct. 2011/Jan. 2012 - Ever Harvest Art Gallery, "Multiplicibus, or the treaty of the instinctive acumulation", Taipei Taiwan



Feb. 2016 - Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Tour & Taxi, Brussels, Belgium

Mar. 2016 - Affordable Art Fair London, Battersea Park Evolution, London, UK

Mar./Apr. 2016Virginie Barrou Planquart Gallery, Paris, France

Apr. 2016 - Affordable Art Fair New York Metropolitain Pavilion, NYC, USA

Jun. 2016Art Basel | Scope Basel Pavilion, Basel Switzerland

Jun. 2016 - Affordable Art Fair London, Hampstead Fair, London, UK

Jul. 2016Art Southampton, Southampton, USA

Dec./Jan. 2016Atelier 50, Paris, France

Feb. 2015 - Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Tour & Taxi, Brussels, Belgium 

March 2015 - Affordable Art Fair London, Battersea park evolution, London, UK

May 2015 - Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Convention & Exhibition Centre, HK, China

Jun. 2015Art Basel | Scope Basel Pavilion, Basel Switzerland 

Sep. 2015Affordable Art Fair New York, Metropolitain Pavilion, NYC, USA

Dec. 2015Art Basel | Scope Basel Pavilion, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Nov./Jan. 2015Le Bon Marché, Galerie imaginaire "Création de designers", Paris, France

Feb. 2014 - Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Tour & Taxi, Brussels, Belgium 

Mar. 2014 - Affordable Art Fair London, Battersea park evolution, London, UK

Apr. 2014 - Affordable Art Fair New York, Metropolitain Pavilion, NYC, USA

Jun. 2014 Art Basel | Scope Basel Pavilion, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart, Switzerland

Jul./Oct. 2014Galeries Lafayette, "Miam", Nice, France

Nov. 2014ST’ART, European Art Fair, Wacken Parc, Strasbourg, France

Sept./Nov. 2014 - Aroa Gallery, "Deuxième vie", Neuilly, France 

Feb. 2013 - Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Mar. 2013 - Affordable Art Fair London Battersea, London, UK

Apr./May 2013Aroa Gallery, "Little bears & Great paintings", Neuilly, France

Jun. 2013Virginie Barrou Planquart Gallery, "Unbearably Good", Paris, France 

Jun. 2013Art Basel | Scope Basel Pavilion, Basel Switzerland 

Sep./Nov. 2013Musée français de la carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

October 2013Affordable Art Fair New York, The Tunnel,  NYC, USA

Jan./Mar. 2012Aroa Gallery "Recycled Art", Neuilly, France

Mar. 2012 -Belartvita Gallery, "Cabinet de Curiosités", Paris, France 

Jun. 2012Virginie Barrou Planquart Gallery, "Lovely Pop", Paris, France

Aug./Sep. 2012Artelie Gallery, "Street & Pixel Art", Paris, France

Oct. 2012FIAC | Cutlog Pavilion, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart, Paris, France

Nov. 2012ST’ART, European Art Fair, Wacken Parc, Strasbourg, France 

Feb. 2011Zebra Square Gallery, GroupShowArt, Paris, France

Nov. 2011ST’ART, European Art Fair, Wacken Parc, Strasbourg, France



Jul. 2015"Art moderne et contemporain", Hôtel des ventes Drouot, Paris, France

Dec. 2015 - Salon Paul Ricard, Pierre Cornette de Saint-Cyr, Paris, France

Pierre Cornette de Saint-Cyr, Huntington Association France : 

Mar. 2014Salon Paul Ricard, Paris, France

Dec. 2014Salon Paul Ricard, Paris, France

Jan. 2013Envie d'Art Gallery, Paris, France


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