"...My sculptures have accompanied my life. They help me prepare its important phases, sometimes in anticipating through their creation; or, being some of my mirrors in a waking dream.
I let my hands operate without any attempt to direct them. Only then I regard ¡ I am often intrigued by the result. Sometimes I am pleased with my sculptures, other times not. At times, I have to wait a few years to " discover " them and understand their meaning.
The use of colour is also an unplanned venture for me. I mix enamel and patina to obtain the effects from matter ranging from shine to matt. By successive touches and layers, I intuitively construct the colours on the forms, allowing surprises and discoveries to take place.
Finally, once they are completed, I look at my sculptures in order to fully immerse myself in them. They are a chapter lived or soon to be lived..."
Hélène Yousse creates her art with total allegiance, without concessions, out of a necessity.
A necessity that doesn’t admit any giving up.
Which besoin draws its energy from the throbbing of an open wound, driven by the urgency to say directly what has to be said.
What would be without this creation of art, the manipulation of matter?
Isolation, madness, death, life, hope,.., Head off to....It is the "Terres" Collection!
The duration defines the time; determined in a connection between tension of the observer who oscillates between ordinary and extraordinary, emotion or anger,
The souls, the bodies are present.
The sculptures are so present, while their figures question their absence.
Hélène lives among her characters.
She speaks with them. She touches them. She caresses them. They are alive.
An artist of the whole and full forms, the sculptor works first and foremost in clay, plaster then porcelain stoneware and finally porcelain, thus moving from the harshness of one material to the delicacy of another.
Each medium gives birth to a different expression expresses with the same material a period of letting go where organic forms mingle in a tumultuous flow.
Caroline Chopin shapes spontaneously, without preparatory work, it is her gestures, contact with the earth, the instinctive movement that brings her towards creation, then the forms overlap, volumes emerge and the harmonization of forms. leads to the birth of the work.
Both real and imaginary, imprints of finesse or robustness, revealing curves or edges, smooth or rough, slender or massive, Caroline Chopin's creations are the fruit of the reflection and questioning of an artist who seeks always reaching the depth of beings or things and who questions them.
(DIT.A.THOURET) BRUNO ANTONY #SCULPTURE
"... I am free to express myself, to think, to memorize, I have the feeling of existing only if I still have this capacity to invent, to renew myself ..."
Bruno Antony is an atypical artist born in 1962 in Rouen.
He practices both painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, photography, performance and music.
Today he shares his life between the Parc de la Terre Noire in Nyoiseau, Rochefort-sur-Loire and Beaucouzé where he has his pied-à-terre and workshops.
His artistic work is a personal writing, formed of symbols and intense colors, freely inspired by comics and Pop Art.
His creations are part of the movement of free figuration, however Bruno Antony does not hesitate in his recent works to move away from it by giving more space to gesture and spontaneity.
Sculptures by artist Sylvie Berry are not ordinary;
Cultivated, subtle, sometimes ironic, they suggest some universes where our minds can love and our bodies can understand and feel. Thus, no "thing" can exist that does not cause the resonance of another.
Sylvie Berry is an important, recognized artist.
Discreet, she works "time after time" to meet the demands of her extraordinary posture as an Artist and Sculptor.