Dijon, city of art and history, is the birthplace and home of many artists. Whether they are painters, architects or sculptors, artists from Dijon make the city famous and contribute to the development of its artistic and cultural heritage. We invite you to discover or rediscover some of Dijon's artists in this focus in two-parts.
Didier Marcel, a contemporary artist born and practicing in Dijon, is one of the most important names of contemporary art in Dijon. He draws his inspiration from his immediate environment, representing the details of our reality and demonstrating that the idea of nature that we have is ultimately a cultural interpretation. Taking forms from architecture and habitat, as well as natural elements, he attributes to them a new reality, autarkic, outside of any function for which they might have been designed. His works have been exhibited in the most important national artistic and cultural institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris and in several Frac in France.
Yan Pei Ming
Yan Pei Ming
Born in Shanghai, Yan Pei Ming decided to settle in Dijon after his studies at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Art of the city. Since then, he has become an artist of national and international renown in contemporary art. His works present an introspective approach and project the artist's vision of the world around him but also of the feelings that animate him. It is these emotions and convictions transmitted through his works that will make the success of Yan Pei Ming. His work has been exhibited at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, at the Petit Palais, in several galleries, museums and foundations in France and in Europe.
Bertrand Lavier is a contemporary artist born in Châtillon-sur-Seine and living between Paris and Aignay-le-Duc, near Dijon. Since the early 1970s, Bertrand Lavier has questioned the relationship between art and everyday life as well as the nature of the work of art. His works often take up objects that he modifies, confronts and redefines in order to question their status: work of art or object? He is interested in the ambivalence of the realities presented by the works of art and the objects of everyday life. This constant search for redefinition of the codes of presentation and representation of works of art will make the success of the artist at the national and international level. Bertrand Lavier is represented by the Kammel Mennour gallery. His works have been exhibited in numerous institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d'Orsay and the Bourse de Commerce Pinault Collection.