Biography

Photos of my work, please see gallery page.

 stages 14 - 17

Little note to viewers…

Sculpture is, for me, the opportunity to explore the paradoxes of reality. Volume without volume, monumental work with no weight, the visual which escapes from our sight, disappearence, limits of visible…

In that sense, my work addresses questions of virtuality or rather the passage to virtuality as a sensitive and emotional experience.

The wire portraits that I present are also paradoxes. They are sculptures nevertheless, they hardly show neither mass, nor weight or surface. Then how would they be defined ?

We can see them as sketckes drawn in space… Somehow like Picasso with his lighting pen in Georges Clouzot’s movie.

I use wire like others use ink or graphite but I don’t have no material for support. I draw directly in 3 dimensions from a unique draft. The same line defines face and profile, the same one for all plans.

The heads I draw are empty. Their transparency causes the drawing lines to superimpose, provoking then, visual confusion.

I sometimes, inverse the volume laws logics. A portrait can be seen as in relief therefore in reality it is drawn reverse or negative. Just like molding.

I also disconnect the faces from the profiles of my pieces. The design recompose itself from a single and unique point of view, sometimes with an eye closed. Front, we see a face and from profile point of view, we see two other faces…

I therefore challenge our habits and our ways of volume perception. In that sense, my work is close to an artist as Markus Raetz.

Brigitte Brandeau

“Throughout my education; Sorbonne University (Fine Arts) and the Ateliers de Beaux Arts de Paris, I always addressed sculpture as both theory and practical, intimately linked.I continued as a professional sculptor. At the same time I spent many years working with the creation and animation of characters in 2D and 3D for cinema and television.I opened my own workshop and began teaching sculpture courses to adults…

I believe that it is essential to feed our imagination while developing our physical abilities….The visual memory, the sensations, the emotions are precious elements and indispensable for the creative process…
All that which surrounds us, both art and non-art, helps our imagination to bubble..
My courses have always held this double component of theory and practical, it is therefore natural that I offer courses with this configuration.