The Soft art of Being: selected artists for Paris Art Salon January 27 – 29, 2023

We are excited to announce the artists who shall be participating in the upcoming art fair in Paris in January. A group show of talented female artists; the selection was based on a variety of criteria. The curatorial concept The Soft Art of Being was ultimately influenced by the selection.

We welcome our artists – if you are in Paris do pop by at the Porte de Versailles where the show takes place!

For information of the artworks at the fair, visit online ARTSY by clicking the links of each artist.


Anastassia SKOPP (Austria)

Anastasiia USENKO (Ukraine)

Sylvie JANSSEN (Belgium)


Naked! What’s nu(de) in contemporary art

January 17th – February 2nd 2019

Curatorial concept

The 2019 winter FRESH! group show with the theme “Naked! What’s nu(de) in contemporary art” had invited guest artists who explored the concept of the nude in contemporary art.

The figure, specifically the nude, is arguably the most widely used subject matter in the history of art. From the Venus of Willendorf and Ancient Greece to Picasso and Giacometti, the nude figure has been used formally and conceptually to represent not only the model, but the emotions and ideals of their times and places. In this global world, what does it mean to use the nude in our modern age, particularly with the advent of new materials and technologies, both in the creation and spread of the artwork. How has the tradition carried over, and how has it changed to reflect our society?

Historically the nude was viewed in a more “heroic” fashion; from Antiquity to the Renaissance, while there were female nudes, the male nude dominated. There begins a shift in the 1600s and by the turn of the 19th century the landscape of nudes are almost entirely women, a lineage that we are still following today. What is it about the shift in modernity that has shifted the idea of the nude from “heroism” to “vulnerability” or simply more blatant “objectification”.

Viewing these artworks allows us a lens with which to see how each culture interprets beauty differently. From the Reubeneque figures to the airbrushed and photo shopped images we see today, how can the way we deal with the figure show us what our modern conceptions of beauty tell us about ourselves? How do the physical characteristics of the human body define a societies’ values? What are the values that society deems important enough to put into art?

Modern Masters: a look at hyper-realism

About the exhibition

To be held at ARTEPONTE New York gallery premises in Chelsea.

This exhibition showcases classically trained artists who explore contemporary themes and topics but work using traditional methods and techniques.
Exploring the genre of the old master painters, the show presents modern topics and subjects that are relevant today. A remix using traditional techniques with an unexpected and fresh contemporary twist.

Artists List

Gary Aagaard

Erik Clark

Cesar Conde

Michelle Leavitt-Djonlic

Robert Markey

Jan Nelson

Hatidza Mulic

Richard Ostroff

Christopher Parrott

Marek Slavik

Important dates

Exhibition Dates June 15th – July 15th, 2017

Opening Reception Thursday, June 15th, 6pm – 8pm.


Link to exhibition catalogue here

Link to the Press Release here

Past shows in our New York Gallery space

Arte Ponte hosted a variety of group shows with emerging and mid-career artists in our Chelsea gallery space, at 529W20th street.

Ah…. Those were the days… :).

Now we are a Nomad gallery, collaborating with galleries in Europe with plans for Asia and the US. To kick start however our 2023 season, check out the art-fair section! We are in France, Belgium Luxembourg, Switzerland and Monaco!!