Solène, a virtual art gallery curated by art dealer and interior designer Solène Boyer, has launched with its first collection.
Founded on the philosophy of living well with art, Solène uses a software tool to enable buyers to visualize any piece of art in their own space before purchasing. Anyone can upload a picture, drag and drop a piece of art into position, and see how the art would look.
The gallery is also launching a foundation dedicated to arts education. From each piece of art sold and project undertaken, Solène, the collaborative galleries and artists will invest 5% into interactive educational programs specifically designed with children in mind.
“Solène’s curated platform is a place of exchange based on sharing and the relationship between the artist and collectors,” Stéphanie Dendura, photographer and founder of DS Agency in Paris, said. “She offers to the artists an international dimension which is very important to the development of their career.”
Each piece of the collection is handpicked by founder Solène Boyer and consists of both established and emerging artists.
“I am a dedicated art lover that believes in the emotional connection with art,” Boyer said. “Because of the pandemic, it is difficult to engage, and I hope this hybrid gallery will help art lovers with this issue. I want to ensure that, despite the barriers, the messages that inspired these artists to create works are not lost. This is also the goal of the Foundation — making art more accessible via interactive, multimedia videos aimed at children.”