Bringing an international program to the burgeoning Parisian art scene with LA artists


Interview with Praz-Delavallade

The gallery and its programming

Praz-Delavallade is enjoying a long standing relationship with both American and European artists whose work span different mediums. The gallery was founded 1995 in Paris with an inaugural exhibition including Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, Richard Petitbon, Jim Shaw and Benjamin Weisman.

In 1997, Praz-Delavallade was behind the creation of an art scene joint project in the eastern part of Paris (13th district ) along with Air de Paris, Almine Rech, Art: Concept, Jennifer Flay, Emmanuel Perrotin. Having a strong tie to artists in Los Angeles, the gallery was known for bringing an international program to the burgeoning art scene with LA artists such as Sam Durant, Jim Isermann, John Miller, Jim Shaw, Analia Saban and Marnie Weber among others.

In 2010, the Paris gallery moved to its current space 5 rue des Haudriettes in the Marais, continuing their long standing support of LA based artists by exhibiting a new generation Matthew Brandt, Nathan Mabry, Joe Reihsen, Ry Rocklen, Amanda Ross-Ho, Chris Hood along with European talents such as Guy Yanai, Levi Van Veluw, Soufiane Ababri, Philippe Decrauzat, Pierre Ardouvin, Thomas Fougeirol, Maude Maris, Pauline Bazignan. In the fall of 2016, Praz-Delavallade opened a new outpost on the symbolic spine of Los Angeles 6150 Wilshire Blvd, renowned as the Miracle Mile right across LACMA: the County Museum of Art in an effort to create a bridge between both art scenes.

© Lucas Chombart
© Lucas Chombart

Your participation in the fair

For many years our gallery has been present at international fairs with also incursions on more local events in Europe or in the United States allowing us to present new and mid-career artists. Luxembourg Art Week, in the course of its previous editions, has been able to attract the participation of galleries offering high quality artistic proposals more open and accessible to a panel of contemporary art lovers. This diversity was a determining factor in our decision to participate in this event.Ideally located in the middle of Europe in proximity to collectors from countries bordering the Grand Duché, this mid-November event is essential to allow us to show artists whose reputation, although already established, is a springboard to new collectors.

Artists shown at the fair

Philippe Decrauzat Born in 1974, Lausanne, CH he lives and works between Lausanne, CH and Paris, FR.
Philippe Decrauzat mines the field of abstraction with the ambition of pushing perception beyond the bounds of an image to effect a spatial presence.

Maude Maris
Born in 1980 in France, she lives and works in Paris.
Maude describes her subjects as an architecture of emotion. She uses found fragments to reflect on the relationship between things, exploring stability and precariousness in an attempt to understand the seemingly random or chaotic. While her paintings are two-dimensional, they are clearly influenced by sculpture in both their production and their formal visual properties.

Levi Van Veluw
Born in the Dutch town of Hoevelaken in 1985, he lives and works in Amsterdam.
Levi makes use of recognizable formal elements. Austere, static forms made up of successions of rhythmical repetitions seem reminiscent of relics, used to magnify a non-existing higher purpose. Charcoal-drawn spaces present sketch-like parts of a fictional religion.