LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
My work strives to document the world around me. Foremost I am interested in examining the interrelationship of wealth, power and democracy. To do this, I pull my information from: books, articles and data. Which brings me to wonder about the creation of a spatial expression through sculpture.
My research revolves around geopolitics. I look at how vice seems to be presented and perceived as virtue with greed for the heart of our global economy. And the resulting repercussions that always reach the mass first. With some tools, our leaders can keep a strict and insidious control over their elector, such as propaganda and especially sociology. One of the first sociologists; Gustave Le Bon inspired Mussolini, Hitler and Lenin with his studies on crowd psychology. He explains that the logical individual is erased by the emotional mass, which reacts to images, contradictions and especially to hatred.
Before creating a political sculpture, I take from all possible sources until saturation. Once I have some inspiring information, I start visualizing the project. I wonder about each element present: their reason for being, their color, their shape and their weight. All to make sure that the work is consistent, but also visually captivating. I do not let my first ideas take over, I let the work breathe and evolve over time.
I like creating engaging pieces that lead to reflection. Moreover, I am inspired by the career of Jacques Louis David and his works as a guide, and thus, to conceive a work that represents the mass, via the current popular revolutions, across the globe. There is a wind of global change to live and to create.
WHO I AM
I am a passionate sculpture artist with a research that encompass geopolitical issues.
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