Sculpture created in 1989 by Gérard Bouvier representing a wading bird.
Composed of silver-plated cutlery salvaged and soldered to brass or bronze, the soldering is deliberately highlighted.
An avant-garde work of recovery, simplicity, perfection, realism...
Signed and dated on the terrace, in perfect condition.
A work of Italian inspiration, in the spirit of Gabriella Crespi, Binazzi...
- Artist / Designer:Gerard Bouvier (Caen 1942 - )
- Period:20th Century / Mid Century / 1989
- Country of Origin:France
- Dimensions (H x W x D):44 x 20 x 14 cm
- Weight:1 Kg
- Style:Art Brutaliste / Recycling Art
- Materials:Bronze / Brass / Silvered metal
- Belgium Delivery:Free
- International Delivery:On request
Born in Caen in 1942, sculptor and painter Gérard Bouvier remembers always having drawn and painted.
At the age of 24, he exhibited his work in Cannes and Vence. In Paris, where he later migrated, he became part of an artistic milieu, and developed a passion for theatre and cinema, directing several plays and making 3 short films.
He moved to Italy in 1969, where he mainly expressed himself through metal sculpture.
It was in the United States, in 1970, that his desire to create smaller sculptures in bronze, resin, tin cans and their lids crystallised, initiating his taste for recycling.
Recycling, giving new life and nobility to mainly metal waste (silver or silver-plated cutlery and table accessories such as spoons, knives, forks, etc.) was a crucial choice for the artist. ) will be a crucial choice for the artist, no doubt already well aware of our society of over-consumption.
His great inventiveness, his distinctive sense of humour and his acute sense of observation all came together to create his unique style. His sculptures, known as "reliefs", seem to resemble an ethnic group, an imaginary ethnic group where ultra-modernity and primitive arts meet. This work has earned him the reputation of being an inventive "jack of all trades". He has lived and worked in the Dordogne since 1973, and painting is also an integral part of his art...
Many of his sculptures, scattered across 5 continents, are now part of private collections... a remarkable, avant-garde artist!