Galerie Tournemire defends a very specific artistic line: Figurative Painting. The two directors, Lara Tournemire and Juan Manuel Jurado, of Franco-Spanish origin, almost exclusively represent Spanish and French artists. The painters represented are inscribed in current figurative trends inspired by the movements of Narrative Figuration, Critical Figuration and New Figuration. The gallery carefully selects upcoming artists, with bold aesthetic propositions and recognized careers. The vast majority of the gallery’s artists received awards, and their works are part of private collections.
Galerie Tournemire opened its doors as “Galería Tournemire” in May 2018 in Madrid, in the traditional neighborhood of Contemporary Art galleries of Chueca-Justicia. Located in a 110 m2 space in the Plaza de las Salesas, the following artists have been exhibited: Antonio Asensi, Nicolas Cluzel, Javier Artica, Cristina Toledo, Carmen González Castro, Alejandro Bombín and Christophe Faso. They have also organized a total of six shows: four individual, one collective and one carte blanche. The Gallery owners have offered public conferences with Antonio Asensi, Javier Artica and Cristina Toledo. In just one year of existence, the Gallery has become known to both the general public and artists and collectors thanks to its prestigious location and its directive line radically different from most Madrid galleries.
In September 2019, Galería Tournemire decided to become “Galerie Tournemire” and move to France to open a new space in the Paris región . It is planned to be open early in 2021. The Gallery will continue to support French and Spanish artists and will open to new European figurative artists. In the meantime, the Gallery continue to represent the work of Antonio Asensi, Javier Artica, Cristina Toledo, Carmen González Castro, Alejandro Bombín, Christophe Faso, Eva Rodríguez Góngora, Juana Gónzalez, María Carbonell and Josep Tornero.