Spotlight on Innovation and Creativity

As a passionate collector of Modern and Contemporary Art and Design, in addition to our well-established auction business, I also place increasing efforts to make TAJAN a destination place for discovery and defense of art. At TAJAN ARTSTUDIO, we host innovative cultural events and bring together all those who create, defend and love art: artists, collectors, curators and gallerists.

As early as 2004, we initiated and hosted regularly at Tajan the program “The Artist and his Supporters”. This program brought together during unique events many of those creating, defending and promoting innovative art and design: artists, designers, curators, collectors, gallerists and journalists. This early program has now evolved and greatly developed leading to the creation of a separate entity and brand, Tajan ArtStudio. Through artist focused and thematic exhibitions presented several times a year, Tajan ArtStudio has now become a creative trendsetter. It is now a rich source to discover in Paris local and international new, emerging talent and rediscover overlooked or forgotten artistic movements and individual artists.

Second semester 2017 - Schedule

MATHIEU CHERKIT - Daily Wonders - Exhibition October 13-22, 2017

From 13th to 22th October, Tajan ArtStudio presents the figurative painter Mathieu Cherkit. He'll show his familiar places, his wonder daily life...


Mathieu Cherkit at home.
Mathieu Cherkit is a resolutely figurative painter who enjoys standing his easel (or whatever serves the same purpose) directly before the subject he wants to paint. He is “in nature” and thus takes on the exercise of painting by one of its fundamentals:  central perspective, the technique which was codified beginning in the Renaissance. The choice of placement and of point of view is the important act which decides the structure of the future painting. What will appear on the canvas will be the reduction of that which the artist, in this location, retains from reality. Liberated from the concern of composition, he can concentrate on the specific and personal manner in which he will elaborate the work.  He can at any moment verify that the volume, light, and colours are in harmony, but also that the sentiments which the subject evoke in him are sufficiently well expressed. Yet, he knows exceedingly well the nooks and cranny of the family home in which he has lived since his youth. This millstone pavilion from the 1880’s, with its veranda, its staircase, its rooms where the past has left so many marks, its garden et its trees over a hundred years old, with their overwhelming and protective foliage, constitute the artist’s astonishing pictorial universe. With every step in this hive of activity, Mathieu Cherkit catches a glipse of a multitude of potential paintings all nourished by the honey of such a boundless feeling of tenderness
. Jean Brolly 

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LIGHT HUNTERS - Exhibition September 22-29, 2017

We are proud to begin our fall season, 2017 by returning to Cluj, the now mythical city in Romania which during the past ten years has become a well known and highly respected source for generating contemporary talent. After being a pioneer in helping discover and promote “Cluj” and what it represents, we are delighted to feature now two exceptional young artists, Robert Fekete and Sergiu Toma who are focusing on the magic and ephemeral power of light.


Robert Fekete is concerned with what he calls a “fake romanticism”. He draws his inspiration from art history, and from artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Edvard Munch or Michelangelo Pistoletto. His work focuses on people and nature, on people and certain situations, on the distance between desire and possibility. More recently, he became interested in the idea of projection, light and visionary. His paintings show subjects constantly caught in the act of being spectators, rather than being active participants.


The presumably “casual” scenes of Sergiu Toma seem interlocked with partially remembered dreams, where the beholder’s viewpoint becomes an integral part of the painting. An atmosphere of nostalgia and mystery is inherent in Sergiu’s images; familiar objects carry symbolic meanings and non-human forms are often used as objects of displacement, to bring up issues that cannot be expressed forthrightly.

ArtistsRobert Fekete - Sergiu Toma

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First semester, 2017 - Schedule

KARL HORST HÖDICKE, Ich Bin Ein Berliner - February, 2017

Tajan ArtStudio presents an exhibition entitled "Ich bin in Berliner".

Considered a precursor of neo-expressionism, Karl-Horst Hödicke is the “father” of the New Fauves, an artistic movement that participates in the revival of German art in the 1980s. 
The history of the German capital was revealed throughout his work. Karl-Horst Hödicke is extremely attached to this city: "For me, the one who travels the world in search of a particular place, will inevitably land in Berlin. I think you can always see in the city what I have tried to show in my paintings ".


Karl Horst Hödicke

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Second semester, 2016 - Schedule

OVER THE GOLDEN GATE, 1960-1990 - Exhibition October 20-28, 2016

Tajan ArtStudio presents artists from different cultures, often giving them international exposure, even before they are fully appreciated in their own countries. In October, in parallel with FIAC, we have decided to host an important exhibition entitled “Over the Golden Gate, 1960-1990” wich will honor major artists active during this period in San Francisco and the Bay area.




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ART & DESIGN SANS FRONTIERES - Exhibition September 8-20, 2016

"Tajan ArtStudio has set as its mission the presentation of a wide variety of art  and artists with the goal of capturing the depth and intensity of an experience, rather than focusing solely on commercial success..." Jean-Jacques Wattel




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