Founded in 1986, the gallery has been directed since 1996 by Claire Gastaud.
The Claire Gastaud gallery exploits an important space, located at the foot of the cathedral of Clermont-Ferrand, facing the Frac Auvergne, composed of 4 exhibition rooms and an impressive vaulted cellar. During the summer period, since 2010, she organizes an annual residency and a personal exhibition dedicated to an artist at the Château de la Trémolière in Anglards de Salers (Cantal). In May 2021, the gallery opened a second space in Paris at 37 rue Chapon, in the Marais district, a stone's throw from the Centre Pompidou.
Galerie Claire Gastaud has built a strong and plural artistic line that creates alliances between generations, between mediums and between territories. His choices favor artistic practices that challenge and question the current world.
Always in search of new forms, it involves generations. She takes the risk of emergence, inscribed young artists (Coraline de Chiara, Léo Dorfner, Jean-Charles Eustache, MC Mitout, Nicène Kossentini) in a history alongside internationally recognized historical artists (Nils-Udo, Erro, Georges Rousse, Tania Mouraud, Vladimir Skoda).
Léo Dorfner (focus)
Léo Dorfner, The air that I breathe, 2021, Aquarelle sur papier, 150 x 110 cm
Léo Dorfner, la peau moite, le coeur battant, 2019, Aquarelle sur papier, 160 x 120 cm
Léo Dorfner, O brave New World, 2017, Aquarelle sur papier, 180 x 130 cm
Léo Dorfner, The Eagle of the Azores, 2021, Aquarelle sur papier, 120 x 90 cm
Léo Dorfner, Prophecie, 2017, Aquarelle sur papier, 180 x 135 cm