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Yves Celaire
Yves Celaire

Yves Celaire

Confirmed artist
France

KAZoART artist since 2020

10 works

The Foundry

Bronze sculpture, fused metal and the creative process fascinated me while working as an architect near Aix en Provence, France. After designing buildings for many years, I now design jewelry, sculpture and useful objects in wax — all one-of-a-kind. I then cast each piece into bronze or silver following with a patina or an inlay of fine gemstones. 

It is this "process" of creation that prevails in my work, ultimately attaching myself as much to the journey as to the destination.  Indeed, the relationship to liquid metal during a bronze casting is powerful, violent and emotional and with a sense of connecting to an ancestral journey.  Several trainings with a Master Founder were necessary to allow me to perfect the sure and precise steps needed for bronze casting, from mastering the heating process to the alchemy of the patinas. Nevertheless, nothing is ever sure in the Foundry.

The Sculptor

I draw inspiration from my many distant observations and from an attraction to the indigenous arts, fetishes and artistic productions of traditional societies.  Through my sculptures you will find First Art inspired bronzes, revisited to create characters expressing joy, softness, strength or serenity, mixing bronze with semi precious stones. It is the organic lines, linked to forms that nature knows so well to generate, that guide the creation of my jewelry and objects.  I let my thoughts wander; who knows where they will lead me?

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Architect DPLG, Graduate of the Marseille Luminy School of Architecture.

Liberal activity from 1987 to 2014.

Training in Micro Jewelry Foundry and Art Foundry with Hervé LEGOFF, ABF, in Soorts Hossegor.

Permanently : Corazon contemporary gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico , USA

September 2020 : Gallery Espace 361- Aix en Provence

December 2019: VIVIENNE ART Gallery - PARIS 2éme

August 2019 : Galerie de la Prévoté- Aix en Provence

May 2019 : Gallery Espace 361 - Aix en Provence

May 2019: Sm'Art Contemporary Art Fair - Parc Jourdan - Aix en Provence

September 2018 : International Contemporary Art Fair Art3F - Halle Tony Garnier - Lyon

August 2018 : Galerie de la Prévoté- Aix en Provence

August 2018 : Mickaël FEVAL starred restaurant - Aix en Provence

May 2018 : Gallery Espace 361 - Aix en Provence

April 2018: Exhibition Domaine des Peyrieres Blanche - Lambesc

The 10 works of artist Yves Celaire

Yves Celaire - Eyota
Yves Celaire
Bronze Sculpture
10 x 31 cm
$2,421
Yves Celaire - Ursus verde
Yves Celaire
Bronze Sculpture
20 x 27 cm
$2,316
Yves Celaire - Shumani
Yves Celaire
Bronze Sculpture
12 x 14 cm
$2,421
Yves Celaire - Mikona
Yves Celaire
Bronze Sculpture
11 x 15 cm
$2,421
Yves Celaire - Sakari
Yves Celaire
Bronze Sculpture
10 x 33 cm
$2,421
Yves Celaire - FALCO
Yves Celaire
Bronze Sculpture
23 x 107 cm
$2,737
Yves Celaire - Grand Chef
Yves Celaire
Bronze Sculpture
14 x 38 cm
$1,895
Yves Celaire - Aponi
Yves Celaire
Bronze Sculpture
10 x 31 cm
$2,421
Yves Celaire - Harry
Yves Celaire
Bronze Sculpture
17 x 50 cm
Sold
Yves Celaire - Tête à tête
Yves Celaire
Bronze Sculpture
17 x 49 cm
Sold

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