Open since 1986 with an exhibition by François Morellet, the Oniris gallery has become over time, one of the essential places of contemporary art in Brittany.
For more than three decades, the history of the Oniris Gallery has revealed the particular attention paid to the study of contemporary art in the field of abstraction – through painting, drawing and sculpture – with a basic philosophy: to regularly exhibit the recent works of a group of thirty artists. The gallery represents nationally and internationally recognized artists such as Vera Molnar, Norman Dilworth, Aurelie Nemours, Geneviève Asse, Christian Bonnefoi, Alain Clément, Philippe Cognée, Jean-Pierre Pincemin or Claude Viallat and others to re/discover.
Based in Rennes since day one, Oniris has built a solid reputation thanks to the successive presentations of its artists that the gallery regularly invites to solo exhibitions. Far from its base, the Oniris gallery has regularly participated in international contemporary art fairs for more than 25 years in Paris (Fiac, Drawing Now, Art Paris and Galeristes) and abroad (Germany, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and the United States).
After 35 years, the ambition of the Oniris gallery remains unchanged: that of a space for exhibition and defense of artists with a physical place open free of charge to all and a parallel online distribution. The gallery made the choice very early on to a strong openness to distribution and online sales solutions to address a wider audience without geographical limits in order to make the works accessible to as many people as possible.
For the past ten years, Florent Paumelle has been running the gallery with the aim of respecting the relationship between the work of established artists and that of a young generation of emerging artists who share a common conceptual language.
Main image : Philippe COGNEE Foule (pink) 2019 watercolor on paper 30x40cm_credit photo Galerie Oniris Rennes
Philippe Cognée (focus)