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200 square meters, dedicated to passion.

It is to bring outside the work begun within, to share it, that Richard Vinatier created the ORIGINES Gallery in Arles, crossroads of civilizations, city of Art, Culture and History which, rich of a prestigious past, calls today for a future that is just as prestigious, and open to the whole world.

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Richard Vinatier

It is said that "at first she was shapeless and empty." This earth, on which we come to life, is the matter of everything. For the philosopher, it is a tangible reality, anything that can be the object of experiments. For Richard Vinatier, if there is one that has always fascinated him, it is that of the Creative Gesture, of the hand of Man who shapes matter to give it substance, to make it a reflection of the living, in short: to make it a work of art.

This way created, the object bears witness to its creator, links it to its sources, dialogues with us and, so to speak, with the world.


Entrepreneur, river ship owner ... Richard Vinatier has never ceased to travel through the greatest museums in the world, to collect rare pieces, to love them passionately.

From the curves of tribal art to the arabesques of Art Nouveau, all of these works most often attest to our origins. Because they summon us to the Universal, they place us, in fact, in a relationship that connects us, in a filiation.

He wanted his gallery to match the pieces he presents there: a unique place in the heart of the ancient city where the simple fact of pushing the door invites us to travel, to a journey in suspended time during which each piece, each work, whispers in our ears their fragment of history, their little story of eternity.