Caroline Bouyer, winner

August 31 – September 12, 2021

Espace Beaurepaire
Paris | FRANCE

Caroline Bouyer, Winner of the Espace Beaurepaire 2021 Prize

The Floating Worlds

The new triptych of the Espace Beaurepaire-Thérèse Gutmann Prize is: The Empire of Senses – The Empire of Signs
The first theme proposed for this 4th edition is: “In a world in perpetual mutation, transformation and metamorphosis,
Poetizing the world of today”.
The jury met on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Unanimously and with great pleasure, it awarded the Espace Beaurepaire 2021 Prize to the artist Caroline Bouyer for her work “Les Mondes flottants”. The awarding of the Prize will take place during the inauguration of the exhibition in 2021.
The Nathalie Béreau Gallery is happy of this new reward for the work of Caroline Bouyer!




“To respond to the theme of “Poetizing today’s world”, starting from the premise that poetic speech escapes the imperative of producing meaning, ignores injunctions and communication, I have chosen to show a series of drawings where dreamlike landscapes are reinvented. These are “floating worlds” between reality and imagination, composed of a multitude of signs and fragments that I collect “while walking through life, a notebook in hand”.
These representations translate a common desire in our current societies, of a walk against the grain, the reverse of that of a civilized and urbanized environment. This series illustrates the outcome of a regular withdrawal and an abandonment to the powers of the imagination and wandering. It is a drawing that is lockdown and freely improvised, that abstracts us from worldly reality, it is a poetic search conferring an absence of purpose and performance.” Caroline Bouyer, excerpt.

The finalists are :
Clémence Arnold
Saskia Bertrand
Solenn Marrel
Elisabeth Raphaël

The 5 artists are exhibited at the Espace Beaurepaire for one week:
> the works made are exhibited and sold for the sole benefit of the 5 artists.
> As for the previous editions, the Espace Beaurepaire will also endow the finalist for an amount of 1500 euros.
> The venue, the opening and all the communication of the exhibition will be taken care of by the Espace Beaurepaire (invitation, press kit, social networks).

Thérèse Gutmann and Nathalie would like to thank all the artists who participated in the call for projects, congratulate the 5 selected artists and warmly thank the jury who, as in each edition, were enthusiastic, critical and invested.

The 2021 jury present :

– Marie-Laure Desjardins, founder of ArtsHebdoMédias and co-director of ASTASA
– Carole Tournay, founder of ArT Primera, a communication through art and cultural management agency
– Philippe Benillouche, radiologist and collector
– Wilfrid Esteve, director of the Hans Lucas photo agency and gallery
– Jean Gabriel Lopez, artist, expert in art conservation, teacher
– Gérald Vidamment, Compétence Photo, editor-in-chief, director of the HiP Francophone Photography Book Awards
– the committee :
Thérèse Gutmann, President of the Espace Beaurepaire Prize
Nathalie Béreau, nomadic gallery owner, Paris-Chinon

Contact for the Espace Beaurepaire-Thérèse Gutmann Prize: Nathalie Béreau, Gallery owner, in charge of the organization and the communication

Pratical information

Visiting exhibition

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 1pm-7pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

the place

Espace Beaurepaire 28 rue Beaurepaire 75010 Paris