About Saguaro Gallery
 

 

The Saguaro Gallery takes its name from the famous Sonora desert cactus. The monumental cactus is known to shelter the wildlife of this deserted region. Likewise, the Saguaro Gallery wishes to shelter artists and help them thrive by giving their artwork visibility.

We are an online art gallery founded by two brothers, Raphaël and Guilhem Colombani in 2017, soon joined by Nicolas Alyès from Dope Gallery. With offices based in Bristol (UK), Paris and Toulouse (France) we are looking for promising artists from all over the world. Our aim is to create artistic connections between continents and generations, showcasing both famous names and emerging talents.

If you are a collector, art dealer or artist, we can offer our help and expertise. Please let us know if you wish to sell or buy artworks, especially contemporary and urban art or know more about our art broker activity.

 

Raphaël Colombani   Founder & Collections manager  Graduate of the Ecole du Louvre     Raphaël is currently living between Paris and Toulouse in France. After studying photography and working in different press agencies he dedicated himself to Art history and received an Art History degree from the Ecole du Louvre in Paris.  Raphaël has been working for almost a decade in the French art market as a collections manager for different galleries and art experts. He decided to open the online Saguaro gallery to promote emergent artists from all over the world.   

Raphaël Colombani

Founder & Collections manager

Graduate of the Ecole du Louvre

 

Raphaël is currently living between Paris and Toulouse in France. After studying photography and working in different press agencies he dedicated himself to Art history and received an Art History degree from the Ecole du Louvre in Paris.

Raphaël has been working for almost a decade in the French art market as a collections manager for different galleries and art experts. He decided to open the online Saguaro gallery to promote emergent artists from all over the world.

 

Guilhem Colombani   Co-founder & Executive manager  Graduate of the Sorbonne University      Holder of a Master's degree in Modern languages and business studies (English and Spanish), Guilhem Colombani is a passionate connoisseur of contemporary and ancient arts of the Caribbean and Mesoamerican areas, but also from his young age, of graffiti and street art as folk art forms.    Fascinated by the syncretic phenomena (the « transculturation » defined by Fernando Ortiz) typical of these geographical areas but also by all forms of folk or pop art, Guilhem Colombani takes part in the scouting and promoting of promising artists from around the world for the Saguaro Gallery.                  

Guilhem Colombani

Co-founder & Executive manager

Graduate of the Sorbonne University

 

Holder of a Master's degree in Modern languages and business studies (English and Spanish), Guilhem Colombani is a passionate connoisseur of contemporary and ancient arts of the Caribbean and Mesoamerican areas, but also from his young age, of graffiti and street art as folk art forms.

Fascinated by the syncretic phenomena (the « transculturation » defined by Fernando Ortiz) typical of these geographical areas but also by all forms of folk or pop art, Guilhem Colombani takes part in the scouting and promoting of promising artists from around the world for the Saguaro Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

Nicolas Alyès   Art Advisor  Graduate of the Ecole du Louvre     Nicolas is a French citizen living and working in Shanghai, China. He spent his childhood between French Polynesia and Brittany. He received a Law degree from the University of Toulouse and an Art History degree from The Ecole du Louvre in Paris.  Nicolas began his career as an art dealer in his early twenties and worked for several galleries and auction houses in France (especially in Drouot art district). He later moved his operation to London and then expanded to China.      

Nicolas Alyès

Art Advisor

Graduate of the Ecole du Louvre

 

Nicolas is a French citizen living and working in Shanghai, China. He spent his childhood between French Polynesia and Brittany. He received a Law degree from the University of Toulouse and an Art History degree from The Ecole du Louvre in Paris.

Nicolas began his career as an art dealer in his early twenties and worked for several galleries and auction houses in France (especially in Drouot art district). He later moved his operation to London and then expanded to China.