Valery settles in Paris in 2019 after 15 years living in china working in the art and design fields.
OXYGEN + GRAVITY are the 2 main elements to create. OXYGEN gives birth and GRAVITY shapes his creations.
The Gwaii has a short lifespan. It takes birth by capturing the oxygen around itself, puffs up instantly and then expands
briefly to ultimately petrify in a few seconds. The creative ritual is repeated untill the Gwaii reaches its full maturity, then ends with its embalming in a concrete shell. (#ContemporaryVanity)
3 KEY WORDS that INSPIRE his CREATION:
Emerged from a liquid matrix, the Gwaii catches its first breath at birth. Feeding himself with oxygen, it carefully grows developing its own nature/personalities.
BODY TRANSFORMATION (#LoveYourBody)
Expanding through life stages, the Gwaii finds its uniqueness through a series of transformation. Gravity gives its beauty and its curves. Expériences, scars and wounds mark its skin. Cherished flaws and teenage memories slowly shape it creating strange transplants.
When it comes to maturity, the Gwaii is momified following ancient Egyptian rituals, wrapped for ever in layers of
coloured concrete. At the end of the process, the Gwaii is ready to find its eternal life somewhere in the outer world.