Founded in 1985 by Jean-François Roudillon, the Galerie LOFT is located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and is a beautiful art gallery to discover at any time of the year.
Indeed, since its inauguration, this art space has always been committed to introduce talented contemporary artists from all over the World, and therefore highlighting their different specialities put in artworks but also featured in limited-edition miniatures.
Therefore, the gallery has been paying many efforts to develop its own concept to make Art more accessible than ever. With the launching of the Art For All collection, you could appreciate and acquire your own plastic art lithography. By Alexis Lery
If you have look back in time, you would undoubtedly admire the wide selection of generations of inventive artists being exhibited between the walls of this cosy Galerie LOFT. Therefore, the list is long but we could notably mention the Argentinian artist Fernando Canovas or the artists of Narrative Figuration: such as Erró (from 1985), Klasen or even Monory, Rancillac and Fromanger.
Adding to this, the Galerie LOFT has paid many efforts to showcase a magnificent variety of Chinese contemporary artists. Thus, the gallery has been organizing since 1999, a couple of monographic preview exhibitions, concentrated on a bunch of protagonists, such as: Liu Xiaodong (2001/2005), Liu Wei (2001/2002/2005), Wang Guangyi (2004), Sui Jianguo (2000), Yang Shaobin (2001), Wang Qingsong (2002) or Zhan Wang (2000).
Based on this statement, we couldn’t miss to admit that this gallery is also particularly active internationally, through the organization of several exhibitions and as well some random artworks loans in and around. This could be illustrated by specific partnerships with institutions and foundations (such as Oriente Fundation Macau, FAAP Brazil) and the participation in major events, again essentially devoted to contemporary Chinese art, such as the Biennials of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, among many other ones.
Indeed, the Galerie LOFT has been developing since a couple of years, a personal concept of art democratization. This was made possible by the miniaturization of authentic masterpieces which are visible here at the gallery, during the exhibition. Logically named “Art for All”, this avant-garde approach for an art gallery, is a real hand in hand collaboration with the artist or his heirs, in terms of supervision and of course approval of any reproduction. It seems that this desire to democratize Modern Art has already been claimed by several artists, including Keith Haring. His Pop Art was particularly criticized at the time by players in the regular art market, who criticized any form of art outreach, especially in an advertising way. However, in response to these unfaithful attacks, the artist simply replies that “Art is made for everybody”.