Espace à vendre
Presentation of the gallery
Espace à vendre was created in 2004 in Nice under the impetus of Bertrand Baraudou, its founder, with the aim of supporting the emerging local, national and international art scene.
This curatorial project has taken up residence since 2013 in the heart of the city of Nice, close to the central station, and benefits from a 250 m2 exhibition space articulated around 4 spaces: a gallery, a showroom, an adjoining green courtyard and a renovated old electrical transformer of 120 m2.
Founding member of Botox(s) Alpes & Riviera Contemporary Art Network. Space for sale to a protean activity composed of exhibitions, performances, signings/readings, screenings and recently acoustic concerts.
For almost 20 years, with more than 130 exhibitions and some thirty participations in national and international contemporary art fairs, Espace à vendre and the Galerie Bertrand Baraudou in Paris (2008 - 2017) has presented more than 200 French and international artists.
Presentation of the artist in focus
With the help of a reservoir of images that he has created for himself over time, the artist never ceases to bring them into play in a whole production of works that multiplies the modus operandi of
manufacture. His experimental approach, which has taken him from black and white to colour, is fundamentally based on the question of the nature and status of the image.
If it is not always easy to decipher at first glance what Maxime Duveau's images represent, it is because they are part of all sorts of interlacing of referential motifs, which determine his work in the order of the biographical. Not in narrative mode but in an imbroglio of images where the collusion between memories of a road movie in California, views of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, where he spent most of his life, and shots of his exhibitions take place.