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In the past, galleries were not concerned with competing with museums. They placed themselves upstream. Prescriptors, adventurous, agile and fragile, they welcomed amateurs in the intimacy of their premises as modest as they were inhabited.

The eyes of the collectors made their way there without anything preventing the meeting from taking place. One would grasp the frames with one’s hand, one would wander through the drawing boxes in search of the shock of the revelation. From then on, an unpretentious closeness could be established and encourage all the sensitive familiarities. Today, the storage space of the galleries are rarely accessible, or at least their arrangement remains intimidating. This is why we wanted to take advantage of the Bridge to try to recreate, from time to time, the conditions which, in the past, founded the relationship of the amateur.

Artists : Nicolaï Almazov Vorobiov, Didier Amblard, artiste anonyme, Thérèse Bonnelalbay, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Jorge Alberto Cadi, Hilda Dupont-Theurel, Howard Finster, Pietro Ghizzardi, Hassan, Malcolm Mc Kesson, Dwight Mackintosh, David Marshall, Roberto O’Farril Multan, José Johann Seinen, Carlo Stella, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Pascal Tassini and August Walla and many others.

nicolaï almazov vorobiov, *untitled (series of women)*, circa 1990. watercolour on paper, 11.5 x 7.87 in (29.2 x 20 cm) - © christian berst — art brut
pascal tassini, *untitled*, 2010. assemblage of textile stripes, 49.61 x 17.72 x 19.69 in (126 x 45 x 50 cm) - © christian berst — art brut
pietro ghizzardi, *untitled*, 1960. natural pigments, soot and collage on salvaged cardboard, 30.83 x 19.69 in (78.3 x 50 cm) - © christian berst — art brut
anonymous,* untitled*, 1945. coloured pencil on paper, 11.81 x 8.66 in (30 x 22 cm) - © christian berst — art brut
roberto o’farril multan, *untitled*, circa 2013. pencil and coloured pencil on paper, 13.78 x 19.69 in (35 x 50 cm) - © christian berst — art brut
jorge alberto cadi, *untitled*, 2019. mixed media on wooden ironing board frame, 44.09 x 24.8 x 19.69 in (112 x 63 x 50 cm) - © christian berst — art brut
carlo stella, *untitled*, circa 2010. Crayon de couleur sur papier dessin collé sur papier, 9.92 x 5.71 in (25.2 x 14.5 cm) - © christian berst — art brut
Didier Amblard, *untitled*, 2013. ballpoint pen on paper, 25.59 x 19.69 in (65 x 50 cm) - © christian berst — art brut
Jesuys Crystiano
Jesuys Crystiano - © © Thilo Scheuermann, christian berst — art brut

Jesuys Crystiano seems to have spent his adult life wandering the streets of Ilheus (Bahia) until 2010, when a German hotelier - who had noticed his wall drawings - took him in and provided him with material to put his surrealist worlds on paper, thus saving him from being hospitalized in a psychiatric institution. During his last 5 years of life, Jesuys was able to produce hundreds of drawings, populated with vultures, soccer players, overturned chairs and tables, characters with interlocking faces, drawn with colored pencil and charcoal, often enhanced with collages and annotations.

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