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I began oil painting when I was 15 , my father gave me his old paint box he hadn't touched since around ten years. My first learning was to manage opening tubes stuck by years.
Then, I was fascinated by Impressionists, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, then by Surrealists, Picasso and De Staël...
I began sculpture at the Secondary school (option fine art) with an iron sculpture with bow soldering iron .
I moved on with sculptures made by wire and plastered bands. I had recorded a contemporary dance ballet, made numerous drawings and finished by sculptures with bands.
Then, I followed a training course of sculpture about cellular concrete in 1989 ( 21 years old).
At that time, I went working to Paris, I studied other arts Graphs : wash drawing, caricatures, acrylic, oil painting, collage, I frequented some studios, followed drawing courses on models. I illustrated an associative publication, wrote some
satyric texts for of a local union newspaper, illustrated a
friend's poem collection (published in author's account).
I was again alive in 2000 when I left the sprawling city for a 120 souls village.
In this village, lived a sculptor (Valéry Van
Since this time, I think having found the best medium for me, and I do not make more than sculpture on wood (with, however, an interruption between 2005 and 2008, time to build...)
Since 2008, I'm sculpting, I would like to sculp wood as the « croqueur sketchs » on paper : nervous, imperfect drawings but full of imagination. I don't doubt arriving by other mean that work.
In Nancy, I also discovered the school of Nancy : its architecture, its stained glasses, its sculptors...
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