Jennifer Balcos in her newly opened gallery in Palm Beach. [Photo by Jennifer Balcos]
Atlanta’s Jennifer Balcos Gallery has opened its doors in Palm Beach, offering the latest works of contemporary artists.
Dedicated to presenting innovative contemporary art across various media, the gallery, under the guidance of owner Jennifer Balcos, prioritizes connections with artists, collectors, curators and critics.
The South Florida premiere of French painter and sculptor Aude Herlédan this month marks the gallery’s introduction to Palm Beach at 292 S. County Road. Herlédan harmonizes a contemporary aesthetic with forms reminiscent of the groundbreaking styles of the early 20th century.
This Jennifer Balcos exhibition, featuring drawings, sculptures and canvas works, highlights Herlédan’s creativity and quality.
Herlédan spent her childhood in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, then lived in Paris. A move to London led to a pivotal encounter with Samuel-Francis Clapp, an American art collector, and inspired her to study applied arts. She graduated from L’école Estienne in Paris in graphic arts in 1989 and that year won the Parsons School competition in New York.
After her education, Herlédan lived in Recife and Manaus, Brazil, and participated in artistic missions for the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya, where she co-founded a photographic laboratory with American photographer David Blumenkrantz and produced photographic reports on East Africa in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Culture.
She returned to Paris in 1992 and studied at the Beaux Arts and Louvre schools while working in advertising.
She draws inspiration for her painting and sculpture from diverse artistic forms, including literature, dance, cinema, music and photography.
She lives in Paris and Sologne, where she maintains her studio. She co-founded the 1831 Art Gallery in Paris with her husband, supported by their three children.
Some of Herlédan’s pieces can be seen and purchased on the Jennifer Balcos website.