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Whatever We Dream….

15 Feb 2023 - 28 Feb 2023


February 15-28, 2023

PARIGI – 15 Rue Saint Bernard

John Bacon, Fred Couprie, Carla Kleekamp, Lieve Ophalvens, Kerstin Kager, Riitta Nelimarkka, Taskin Butt, Malin Fosberg, Megan Harmer, Jean Marc LaRoque, Rine Philbin, Alexandra Kordas, Birgit Schweimler, Ian Kingsford-Smith, Fulvio Tornese, Alissa Thor, Serenella Sossi, Moufida Bouamari….

Press Release

After the success of the FOCUS PARIS #1 series of exhibitions that were held by Monteoliveto Gallery at the end of 2021 at our Monteoliveto Gallery Ephémère in the heart of Paris, near the Opéra Bastille, we are back for a new Parisian artistic month !
The full month of February 2023, Monteoliveto Gallery will retake place at the 15 rue Saint-Bernard in Paris to present two new exciting exhibitions !
Welcome to FOCUS PARIS #2 !
During all the month we will have different art events dedicated to art and the discovery of the artworks done by our artists ! Two openings, special events, meet the artist’s events and much more that will create a full artistic program to attract all kinds of art lovers !
After the first event, TransitionS, we invite you to an exhibition dedicated to the theme of the oniric realm, where you will be able to see…Whatever we dream…
This event will talk of imagination, dream and good thoughts, all the possible help to start well the new year. The idea is to propose works by artists which express their personal feelings and inner emotions. It will be a journey in our subconscious and the connexion that it have with our perception and… creation of art.
The exhibition will also be part of the general trend chosen by Monteoliveto Gallery to define its events in this year and in the next, the ecological, cultural and artistic Transition that we desperately need, any day a little bit more !
We wait for you from the 15th to the 28th of February 2023 at the Monteoliveto Gallery Ephémère in Paris to present you the new works of our artists that will make you discover their…and maybe your dreams !

Vernissage Thursday 16th of February 2023  from 6:30 to 9:30 pm Monteoliveto Gallery Ephémère – 15 rue Saint-Bernard, 75011, Paris


For more information, please contact the gallery: +39 351 5499625 /+39 339 4871980 or:



Riitta Nelimarkka

Professor, DA Riitta Nelimarkka’s multifacetedness makes her one of the most exciting Finnish visual artists. Her art is characterized by a fearless use of colour and form, as well as virtuoso drawing skills.  Nelimarkka has received the honorary title professor from the president of Finland 2008 and In 2016 she was awarded by the State of France with the distinction of Officier des Arts et Lettres and in 2021 with a prize for a big woolen relief at Florence art biennale.   She has written 20 books: art, children and poetry, made films, f.i. the first feature animation of Finland, Seven Brothers 7 which was chosen one of the best european animations 1980. 2016 she made the visualization for Debussy’s 5 Preludes for the Radio Symphony Orchestra and a huge “rug”  Omnipotentia to the university AALTO EE, during years had numerous major solo exhibitions at venues including: Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki; Kunsthalle Helsinki; Wäinö Aaltonen museum, Turku, Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm; Museo de la Nacion, Lima, the Russian Academy of Arts’ Tsereteli Art Gallery, Moscow; EXPO 2000 in Hannover; Prince Albert´s art project, Monaco, FIDM Museum, Los Angeles.

Series PRELUDES 2016–2023   

Inventing a butterfly Photomontages on aluminium  91/30 x 140 x 2,5 cm, 2020 unique

Un papillon reveilleur dans Le jardin de Monet 90 x 140 x 2,5 cm, 2023 unique  

PRELUDES is a series of dreamlike flashes, a succession of mysterious visions from the prairies of the unconscious. The images are mixed-media photomontages – their rough, drawing-like Cupids, Eroses and trolls look as if they have been surprized in the middle of some oddly unexplained act… These two pictures are inspired by mysterious nocturnal moths, the feral figures of children and adults from the artist’s immediate circle, the coarse acoustics of watercolours, and Claude Debussy´s music, whose glittering erotic surge with its fervently romantic tension never fails to carry us along with it.

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