In 2006 in Brussels, a space whose leitmotif remains the long-term promotion of emerging artists, Belgian or foreign, was inaugurated by two lovers of contemporary art with the exhibition of the painter, now well known, JonOne. Through a sustained exhibition programme, the ambition is to reveal quality and originality. In June 2014, a second exhibition space was opened in Brussels to offer new visibility to the artists represented in a famous popular district: the Place du Jeu de Balle. Followed by young or experienced collectors, Art22 Gallery has given birth to new collections of contemporary art. Several of its artists are present in the public collections of museums and are also referenced in international public auctions.
For 2019, ART22 Gallery presents Eric de Ville's latest photographic creation, "Le Graffeur de la Tour Eiffel - Hommage à Marc Riboud" as well as a new version of his famous Tower of Babel, much appreciated by visitors of the artfair. The artist continues his research for reinterpretation through a demanding contemporary photographic eye. Peter Lippmann is alsovexhibited with two new works, different from the Noble Rot (the bunches of grapes) that was presented for two years at the artfair. At their side, they exhibit a large "Accident de Chasse" by Pascal Bernier surrounded by some works by Ghyslain Bertholon (a French artist whose artworks also address through taxidermy the major current themes about the animal condition in our society). With an already institutional background, this artist is currently exhibiting at the CAC in Meymac. Finally, the gallery introduce the photographic work of the young photographer Charlotte Mano. Presented annually at the Rencontres photographiques d'Arles and at fairs dedicated to contemporary photography in Zagreb and Athens, the photographer mainly works on personal themes with purely photographic techniques. Her work has already been purchased by the BNF and she was a finalist for the BMW Award last year. Currently on display at the prestigious Château d'Eau in Toulouse, a coveted exhibition space for contemporary photographers, Charlotte Mano is developing her first gallery exhibitions with the ART22 Gallery.
Eric de Ville