For its 20th edition, the Art Biennale of ARPADI will be open to confirmed or young artists from the Gex area, the neighboring Savoie and Leman Lake area in Switzerland.

This art meeting space hosted on Esplanade du lac in Divonne-les-Bains will showcase 33 exhibiting artists (painters, sculptors, ceramists, photographs…). These artists will display and sell their latest creations and will interact with the visitors. The ARPADI Biennale, which has become a traditional venue in the local cultural landscape, is intending to impress the audience this year as a major artist will be at the center of the exhibition, an incredible and talented painter coming straight from the Catalan area.  

The ​landscape painter Denis Ribas, who is a regular international exhibitor in Europe, the USA, and particularly in China, is the keystone artist of this 2017 20th edition. Image writer and outdoor painter, Denis Ribas likes to describe himself that way "When I create my paintings, I see new books to be discovered. And I want the readers to be absorbed by the stories of my paintings." From Catalan origins in Perpignan, an internationally renowned artist, Denis Ribas exhibits and sells his exceptional paintings across the world. His Website : ​

Denis Ribas is often described as a figurative expressionist painter, much positively compared to Vincent Van Gogh. Denis Ribas exclusively paints outdoor, on site and in the wilderness, he travels the world to express his expressionist art based on generous colors and materials, contrasted by a rigorous observation of flora elements and lights.  

To contemplate a "Ribas" provoques rare emotions. To own a "Ribas", is an investment in emotions, a quest for your own self carried out by your imagination, a projection of your intimate History seized in space and time, a moment of continually renewed dream-like escape.

On the RIVES ET DERIVES theme, the 2017 edition of the Biennale de Divonne-les-Bains wil take place from March the 23rd to the 26th. Free admission every day from 11AM till 7PM. The program :

- Thursday March 23 : Opening of the exhibition at 2PM, vernissage at 6:30PM.

- Friday March 24 : Exhibition, meet the artists.

- Saturday March 25 : Exhibition, meet the artists and Denis Ribas talks to the visitors at 3PM. Prix du Jury award at 5PM.

- Sunday March 26 : Exhibition from 11AM to 7PM.

The Biennale 2017 ARPADI invites all painting lovers, arts afficionados and smart art investors to pay us a visit for an unforgettable exhibition.

ARPADI – Biennale d'Art Divonne-les-Bains

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