Sculptures

20th Century Sculptures

The gallery presents XXth century and contemporary bronze sculptures.

Abstract modern sculpture is represented by artists such as Ipoustéguy, Rozanès, Mercier, Voisin, Arbus, Delcambre, Letourneur, Poncet, Goutin, Traverse …

This eclectic collection featured with patience and professionalism, is on permanent display in the gallery.

Jean-Francois Gambino

Jean-François GAMBINO was born in Paris in 1966. He worked more than ten years at the famous Cartier jewelry, rue de la Paix in Paris.

In 1997 he learned and discovered in the sculptor Adam Chantal the special technique of clay and natural pigments made ​​patinas. Having mastered the basics of modeling, he changed his career in 2003, becoming an animal sculptor.

His bestiary is comprised primarily of African animals. The spontaneity of his realizations reflect the strength, vital energy and intuition’s power that each animal must generate to survive.

Nicola Rosini

Born in 1959 in Santeramo, Italy, Nicola Rosini grew up and studied in Paris. After graduation from École Boulle in Paris, he worked in various art workshops and the Rosini Art Foundry.

In 1985, the first solo exhibition of Nicola was held at the Carpentier Gallery, Rue du Bac in Paris.

The artist was presented in several exhibitions in Paris afterward, such as the Autumn Salon, the May Salon and Critical Configuration at the Grand Pa-lais, which he has become a member.

Since then the artist has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions in different continents.

In 2001, his works were exhibited in New York for the first time and started his collaboration with a renowned international gallery which has exhibited Nicola’s artworks in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Geneva, and Miami.

Nicola’s artworks have been acquired in different private collections worldwide. In 2014, his work «Man in Movement». has been selected for the official inauguration of Michelin Corporate Foundation

The artist’s creation never compromised to the equilibrium, the rhythm, the movement of the body and the intimate dialogue with his works. He excels at blurring the codes.

His sources of inspirations: Rothko, Michelangelo, Hiquily, Bugatti, Marcel Duchamp and Miles Davis. As a discreet artist who imprints humanity, Nicola lives and works in Fayence where he has a particular affection for.

Nicola Rosini is more than ever; an artist listens to the rhythm of the world.

Michel Lucotte

« My ambition is to exist in all periods, to reach an area where works of art would concern everybody and would be timeless. »

This is the artistical and esthetical motto of Michel Lucotte, who was born in 1931, and whose sculptures are presented in our exhibition. Taking on an original path, he studied in the National Beaux Arts School of Dijon, before being a professor there. Multidisciplinary, he handles sculpture as well as painting and writing. The encounter with each form of art and the power that it may give him, enable his creativity to be expanded to other fields of possibilities and to aspire to new styles.

Being a man of action, of mouvement, as he describes himself, he tries to reach this specific universality that he desires.

Understanding his work by it’s touch is a quality that has a great importance and that we can feel, as he approaches the truth, extracting it, inscribing it in an universal language. His scupltures are made of circular shapes that are deploying in the meticulous work of polishing. Clean, simple and bright, by the high-quality of marble and the elaborate onyx, many of his sculptures represent women bodies. They have slender outlines, worthy of Venuses and Madonnas. By it’s contained sensuality, the accuracy, the precision of the contours, a specific strenght of the material appears. His work makes the stone leads to it’s destiny, it’s purpose.

We might think, and rightfully so, comparing his work to a gesture, to a movement embodied by the stone.

Lucotte’s works of art leave us the aftertaste of a sweet daydream, and we are immersed in a mear religious devotion. And that is what allows us to reach this desire of universality.


Michel Lucotte was professor at the national Beaux-Arts school of Dijon from 1958 to 1961 like as well as the council Beaux-Arts school of Beaune from 1951 to 1991. Then, he was member of the European company of the culture in Venice, in Italy. From 1951 to 2005, several exhibitions are devoted to him, such as for example with the Gallery May in Paris in 1951, Cannes in 1955, the museum of the fine arts of Neuchâtel in Switzerland during the year 1966 and more recently in hospital G.F Leclerc of Dijon in 2005. Several of his works find place in public collections (European center sciences and taste of Dijon, Museum of Fine Arts of Dijon and Grenoble).

Moreover, he published from 1990 to 1998 several works like Trees and seasons (1990) and the intaglio of Alexandrine (1993) which obtained the Burgundy price in 1994.

Polles

Pollès is a French sculptor born in 1945 in Paris.

His parents, both philosophers, have offered him a sensitive culture of art and creation.
He began studying medicine while attending drawing classes at the Academy Charpentier. Anatomy passionated him, he learned about the human body caracteristics. Still a medical student, he entered the Academy of Beaux-Arts and in 1966 created his first sculpture. He said then: “overnight, as soon as I knew the form, I felt that I would give up everything for her.” Not having enough space to sculpt in Paris, he moved to Carrara and never left the Italian city of marble.
The whole Pollès’s life is dedicated to the art and the art of Pollès is doomed to life. The artist runs all the foundry and patina work  him-self.

His creations included in the tradition of Greek sculpture, are a short-circuit between Brancusi and Maillol, between the mass of the first one and the tip of the other one.

Considered as the inventor of the “Organic Cubism”, he is immediatly identifiable while he is reinventing the interpretation of the fullness of flesh through a new and personal mythology.

Pollès and Boccara gallery work in collaboration since 2014. Boccara gallery’s second specialty is contemporary sculpture. Pollès being “one of the finest sculptors of our time” ( Maurice Rheims) the gallery Boccara had to represent him.

Museums:

1976
– Museo d’Arte Moderno Milano, Italie.
– Musée Rodin, Paris, France.

1986
– Musee Campredon
– L’Isle- sur-la-Sorgue, France.
– Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, United States.
– Cuban Arts Museum, Miami – Etats-Unis.

1988
– Musée du Grand Palais, Paris, France.
1989
– Palais Esterhazy, Vienne, Austria.

1991
– Musée de Menton, Palais Carnolès, Menton, France.

1994
– Musée Despiau-Mont-de-Marsan, France.
– Museum of Vero Beach, Vero Beach, United-States.
– Musée d’ Issoire, Issoire, France.
– Musée de plein air Golf de l’Amirauté : en permanence 4 sculptures, Deauville, France.

2014
– Musée Bernard Boesch, Le Pouliguen, France

Umberto

Umberto is a contemporary sculptor. He works the bronze to give life to various animals. His sculptures whose patina is so particularly smooth, dark and uniform, highlight every living being.

His talent is internationally recognized  and he has received numerous awards:

2013: Bronze Medal Society of French Artists. Grand Palais PARIS

2011: Prix d’Honneur ​of Beaux-Arts Society​​

2010: First Prize for sculpture in the city of Cannes

2009: “Congratulations from Jury” Salon de la Marine. Musée national de la Marine – Palais de Chaillot

2009: “Young Talents” Salon National d’Art de Rambouillet

2008: First Prize of Biennal of Sculpture Rambouillet

“Grand prix Mérinos d’Or”

Wang Keping

Boccara Gallery has a visionary sculpture collection with internationally recognized artists.

Wang Keping, born in 1949 in Beijing, has lived and worked in Paris since 1984. He was one of the founding members of the first non-conformist artist’s group in China, “The Stars” (Xing Xing), together with Huang Rui, Ma Desheng, Li Shuang, Ai Weiwei, setting the stage for avant-garde art in China in the 1980s. He is also recognized as one of China’s first contemporary sculptors.

Wang Keping’s sculptures are reminiscent of Chinese archaeological sculptures and primitive African figures that offer a unique sense of purity in the complex art world. Genuinely intrigued by the energy and sensual beauty of Wang Keping’s sculptures, Didier Marien has been a private collector of his works for years and he decided to exhibit Wang Keping, a sculptor who creates symbols of human and their sensuality, in Paris two years ago.

Wang Keping’s sculptures in our collection have been advocated by collectors in various art fairs such as PAD Paris and Antibes Art Fair. In 2016, Boccara Gallery has exhibited Wang Keping’s monumental sculpture “The Couple” at the Cap d’Antibes with other two internationally recognized artists.

His works are acquired by various international art institutions such as Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris; Musée Cernuschi, Paris; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taizhong.

Boccara Gallery presents a large collection of Wang Keping’s sculptures constantly.