In this current exhibition in Paris, I am juxtaposing my tree paintings with my architecture paintings. One architecture painting relating to Palm Springs in summer and the other relating to Mies Van Der Rohe's Farnsworth House in both autumn and winter.
In my capacity as a gallery owner as well as a lawyer practicing in the world of the
arts, I have been active in the international art market for more than 27 years. The
Galerie Andres Thalmann, which I founded in Zurich in 2009, has built a reputation
for itself representing a number of established artists of both Swiss and international
pedigrees. Now it gives me great pleasure to announce the opening of our second
gallery in Paris, the veritable metropolis of the arts. In July 2023, Galerie Andres
Thalmann will open its doors at 70, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in the heart of
Paris’ historic fashion and arts district.
In this second location, Galerie Andres Thalmann will carry on with its Swiss
orientation, focusing on the works of artists known nationally and internationally.
However, the Paris exhibition programme will also be expanded in new artistic
directions, allowing the two galleries in Zurich and Paris to offer different and varied
To open Galerie Andres Thalmann in Paris, I am extremely pleased to present the
second solo exhibition by Eamon O‘Kane, entitled The Nature of Things. Eamon is an
artist whom the gallery has exhibited successfully at Art Paris for several years now,
helping him to build up a wide circle of collectors in France.
Among other subjects, many of Eamon’s works focus on houses designed by famous
architects, revealing an emotional character that emerges from their settings within
an atmospheric – sometimes fanciful – landscape. Both the theoretical and practical
aspects of his creative process are just as exciting and fascinating as the resulting
works themselves. Especially for the opening exhibition in Paris, Eamon created a
work showing the Grand Palais Éphémère, a building that, despite its temporary
character, has become an icon of the Parisian cityscape as well as of the art world.
My special thanks go to Eamon O‘Kane for collaborating with us on this momentous
occasion, and for his long friendship. I would also like to thank Isabelle Koper for her
wonderful and inspiring support in setting up the new gallery as well as the exhibition!
We are proud to become a part of this vibrant art metropolis, and we hope that on
your next visit to this famed „ville lumière,“ you will allow yourself the opportunity to
be enchanted by Eamon O‘Kane‘s fascinating works.
Carina Andres Thalmann