Turn your home or office into a standout sensation
“After a visit to Thierry B Fine Art, you could well be forgiven for thinking you have discovered the modern era of French Romanticism is alive and flourishing in South Yarra. Thierry himself is the driven French artist fuelled by his endless imagination and his need to create.”
— Barbara Carmichael, Art Writer
Thierry B. Fine Art is located in the heart of boutique Malvern Rd, South Yarra in Melbourne, Australia. Specialising in large, contemporary painting, Thierry B. understands how to create spaces which invite, engage and wow.
And now, he brings his paintings to you as limited edition prints.
Fine art limited edition prints created to last
We have chosen to partner with Digital Art Directory to bring you this exclusive collection of limited edition fine art reproductions. They are the printer for Australia's renowned artists like Howard Arkley, Russell Drysdale, John Olsen, Lin Onus, Jeffrey Smart, Tim Storrier, Brett Whiteley and Thierry B.
Our archival fine art reproductions are captured from the original artwork, colour-matched and proofed with the artist. They are printed using Japanese pigment inks on 100% cotton fibre mould made on 300gsm watercolour paper, which is pH neutral, acid and lignin free. This bright white paper contains calcium carbonate as a buffer for atmospheric acids.
Wilhelm Imaging Research has conducted print permanence testing, at 75°F and 60% pH, measured at 450 lux, in "standard" indoor display for 12 hours per day, on this paper stock. They have confirmed the minimum print life to be at least 120-130 years before any noticeable fading occurs, under these conditions.
Each one is embossed with Thierry B’s personal logo, Digital Art Directory’s embossment and our guarantee of quality and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
I have a passion for joyous and or harmonious art.
My personal enthusiasm brims over into my exploration of joy and harmony. While outwardly abstract, my art engages in a dialogue with reality as a metaphor for things beyond merely visual. Inspired by meditation, my paintings explore states of mind and being which are accessible to us all, but usually crowded out by the frenzy of contemporary existence
- Thierry B
How migration birthed an artist:
replacing emptiness with joy
Starting with nothing
Thierry B is an internationally acclaimed Australian abstract expressionist artist known for his fabulous French charm. But when he arrived from France in 1990, he could never have dreamt of what lay ahead.
Thierry was hand-selected by Mietta O’Donnell, the doyen of the Melbourne restaurant scene, to be the maître d’ at Mietta’s. At the time, the iconic restaurant was a salon for food, arts and entertainment.
Thierry’s warm spirit made every diner feel like a film star.
But while he generously served others, he struggled to adapt to his new life.
Longing for luxury
Thierry’s first rented apartment was in East Melbourne. The rooms were tiny and the walls were bare. To the young Frenchman, the blankness was an affront and a provocation.
The empty apartment made Thierry long for the beauty of his hometown, Lyon, where he had worked at a Michelin star restaurant with legendary chef Pierre Orsi.
Thierry began to create art to bring a touch of luxury to his surroundings, even before he’d bought a bed. He began with collages and then abstract expressionist paintings.
These creative impulses came as a surprise and a revelation, Thierry explains:
“I didn't know I had that creativity inside me, but I started doing my own thing to put on the wall, while I was sleeping on the floor. I didn't care, I had nothing, and I needed something of beauty around me.”
Following the urge
With no formal training, Thierry learned his craft through experimenting and asking questions at his local art supplies shop. He quickly became a member of the Melbourne artists’ community.
He remembers, "I started selling at little markets, the wind would blow everything away, and I'd cry and think ‘Shit! I’m never doing this again.’ But then I'd have that urge and I'd do it again and again."
A few years later, Thierry prepared for his first exhibition. Working now at France Soir, he was delighted to discover the long-time customers, who he had served with elegance and charm, were now his friends and fans.
One of Thierry's regulars offered gallery space for Thierry’s first show. Three hundred people came to see the work. His career as an artist had begun.
Opening the mind to possibility
As Thierry’s paintings grew a steady stream of buyers, he worried he might run out of ideas. It was this fear that led Thierry to start meditating. Meditation gave him a method for opening his mind, he says, “It was a way for me to explore the world beyond what we can see.”
He starts each painting with a black canvas, which represents nothingness. His work examines a world beyond what meets the eyes. When his paint touches the black canvas, he brings joy, harmony and possibility to life.
His paintings explore states of mind, available to us all, which are often crowded out by the frenzy of modern life. Each lyrical landscape is a dialogue with reality.
Thierry B has grown to become an internationally respected abstract expressionist, with buyers spread across four continents.
The outsider becomes an institution
After thirty years of painting, Thierry’s work continues to explore art as a window into possibility.
In art and in person, Thierry transmits positive energy that lifts those it touches. His passion for his work turns first-time buyers into lifelong collectors. He’s an art dealer for his own work and for other artists, as well as having a talent for high-end décor.
Thierry's warmth and joie de vivre ensure his reputation as an Australian icon for today and the future.
He’s delighted to offer this new collection, so you can add a touch of luxury to your surroundings, “with pleasure, darling.”