LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Boulogne sur mer
DATE OF BIRTH
Born in 1953 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, my childhood bathed on the shores of the Channel which certainly influenced my artistic creation many years later.
From 1970 to 1977 I studied mechanics at Boulogne sur Mer high school and physical sciences at the faculty in Lille.
In 1979, following a meeting, I decided to become a self-taught painter.
In 1981, my first works are hung in a gallery in Lille.
Since then many exhibitions follow one another, I meet several famous artists like Hervé Télémaque, Kijno, Olivier Debré ...
In 1990, I made his first sculptures with the material that I have always favored: paper.
Since then I have constantly questioned forms with a constant: the use of paper.
My many installations are seen in singular places: the Cloister of Penitents in Rouen, the Abbey of Jumièges, the Priory of Manthes, the Abbey of Nottonville, the Saint-Julien Chapel in Petit-Quevilly, the Hôtel de Région in Rouen and in galleries in Nantes, Lyon, Grenoble, Paris, Brussels. Currently I am represented at the Art 4 Gallery in Caen and at the Autre Production Gallery in Le Havre. In 2017 one of his sculptures was selected for the International Paper Triennial at the Charmey Museum in Switzerland. Now it is part of the collection "Art Paper" of the museum. In 2019, I am invited to the International Linen Biennial of Portneuf in Quebec, which allows me to produce a sculpture installation of paper and linen
To conclude all my sculptures have to do with his childhood memories and especially the marine environment and with the mythology of nature that surrounds his studio.
My work is an intuitive walk through the history of Nature (forms, traces, footprints)
My work feeds on the Primitive to apprehend today and the day after tomorrow.
WHO I AM
I am painter and sculptor and I work with paper
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