Discover my art and artistic statement in a 2 minutes video.
. . . Daring to break the marble, daring this final sacrilege.
. . . Daring to break the codes and set my exhibition in a crescendo of emotion.
. . . Daring to have the photos on the floor and the sculptures on the walls.
. . . Daring to dream that the ending could be even more intense than the beginning;
My artistic statement has always been looking towards sustainable development, and I would even say circular economy, as I only work with reused blocks of marble granite or alabaster. Giving a new life to these blocks, destined to be dumped, is one of the key elements of my work. I often carve my sculptures out of old tombstones. Other times, they are simply 'scrapped' stones. Of course, this requires technique skills and know-how, as these stones have suffered from impacts and thermal shocks (frost, heatwave...), unlike blocks that come straight from a quarry. But today, can we still accept that "recycled" is 'less' than "new" (less good, less beautiful, less luxurious, less chic...)? I claim the beauty of these stones. I claim that they are even more beautiful that they'll have a 2nd life!
But it's also a way of linking past and present, of linking spaces and people, as our lives are not long quiet rivers. We could even say that we will all have "several lives in our lifetime". As we evolve, but also and perhaps above all because what is seen, what is generally accepted is not always what is, or at least is not 'all' that is.
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