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Jean-Paul Boyer
Jean-Paul Boyer

Jean-Paul Boyer

Confirmed artist
France

28 works

Jean-Paul Boyer is a self-taught sculptor who trained during internships with sculptors and took courses at La Grande Chaumière. As far back as he can remember, he says he has always cut, modified, arranged differently the materials that were accessible to him: wood, clay, plaster and later metal and stone.

It is only as a young adult that he really becomes aware of this capacity and necessity of creation that will not leave him despite the necessity to work on something else. However, in spite of his years of achievements, the space he creates by removing or adding material is no longer enough for him. He then seeks how to "work" the air, the emptiness that surrounds the material of the sculpture. To be quick, the solution appears to him brutally, as an obviousness with the idea of almost all the sculptures to come...

His new sculptures are not fixed once and for all. Modular by the spectator, they are partitions of space that he offers to the spectator, to the collector. Anyone is free to express his sensitivity, his emotion, his vision of space, sometimes even his opposition. But even if someone totally destructured the sculpture, making it "illegible" at first sight, if the announced project is to destructure, it will still remain a "sculpture", a creative gesture, whatever its aesthetic value.

Reorganizing the elements of the sculpture means of course modifying the whole piece, and therefore the way we look at it. It is first of all to modify its expression, by putting a little bit of oneself into it. Whatever the new aspect given, one always has the possibility of finding the original work, at any time and quickly. Changing the image of the sculpture is also a gesture that engages and therefore makes the person who does it responsible: it shows something of himself that he transmits to the next spectator, who in turn accepts or modifies it. The spectator is no longer simply "watching". He has become an actor. Jean-Paul Boyer wrote the score and the spectator becomes his interpreter.

Of course the work must be accessible, left within reach of spectators who would like to change its appearance, to look for new avatars, to invent their own vision of the space occupied by the material in front of them. The playful side that can sometimes be given by manipulating the structure is not the goal. It is a consequence which, sometimes, is very interesting.

The number of combinations for a single work, if it is limited, is considerable. He often advises his collectors to take pictures of their works before moving on to new ones...

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Self-taught or almost self-taught

Autumn exhibition (member), Paris, from 1982 to 2012

Mac 2000, Paris

from 1991 to 2004 Knokke le Zoute in galleries and fairs

from 1998 to 2018 Brussels , in galleries and fairs

Zürich: international fair 2000 ,

Maria Bernhart gallery from 2002 to 2013 Istanbul international contemporary art fairs from 1996 to 2004 Shanghai : Art Shanghai 2005

Brussels: Personal exhibition at the invitation of the European Commission, Madou Tower. 2014 and dozens of others in France and Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, North America, Japan, Tunisia...).

The 28 works of artist Jean-Paul Boyer

Jean-Paul Boyer - 615. un sablier
Jean-Paul Boyer
Marble Sculpture
40 x 85 cm
$6,621
Jean-Paul Boyer - Sm 281.  shiva danse !
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
110 x 130 cm
$6,621
Jean-Paul Boyer - Sm 725. trois vues de la dame du pont de l'alma
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
32 x 111 cm
$7,462
Jean-Paul Boyer - Après avoir guidé le peuple, marianne rentre à la maison .sm 726 .
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
30 x 89 cm
$5,780
Jean-Paul Boyer - Sm 230  méduse
Jean-Paul Boyer
Bronze Sculpture
60 x 120 cm
$21,019
Jean-Paul Boyer - Sm 714. le coq dans tous ses états
Jean-Paul Boyer
Metal Sculpture
39 x 55 cm
$1,366
Jean-Paul Boyer - Sm 706. plane et sphère  XI
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
80 x 93 cm
$5,360
Jean-Paul Boyer - Faire beaucoup avec presque rien. sm 779
Jean-Paul Boyer
Metal Sculpture
38 x 51 cm
$998
Jean-Paul Boyer - Idole  I . sm 333
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
37 x 103 cm
$3,783
Jean-Paul Boyer - La mariée au bouquet - sm 567
Jean-Paul Boyer
Resin Sculpture
50 x 163 cm
$7,619
Jean-Paul Boyer - Une femme poisson . sm 558
Jean-Paul Boyer
Resin Sculpture
19 x 62 cm
$3,783
Jean-Paul Boyer - 662.  equerres noires
Jean-Paul Boyer
Resin Sculpture
67 x 130 cm
$3,678
Jean-Paul Boyer - Dix petites lames jaunes. sm 784
Jean-Paul Boyer
Metal Sculpture
30 x 30 cm
$1,576
Jean-Paul Boyer - Idole'  V  . sm 337
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
90 x 71 cm
$5,150
Jean-Paul Boyer - 25 nuances de gris et autres couleurs . sm 122
Jean-Paul Boyer
Mixed media
18 x 44 cm
$1,576
Jean-Paul Boyer - Présence d'un cylindre vide . sm 70
Jean-Paul Boyer
Resin Sculpture
7 x 68 cm
$3,048
Jean-Paul Boyer - Au festival de cannes .  sm 649
Jean-Paul Boyer
Marble Sculpture
12 x 64 cm
$6,201
Jean-Paul Boyer - Petit ovoïde allongé et doré - sm 694
Jean-Paul Boyer
Metal Sculpture
9 x 31 cm
$2,417
Jean-Paul Boyer - L ' oiseau  xiii.  sm 440
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
93 x 27 cm
$2,417
Jean-Paul Boyer - Idole  XI .sm 539
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
38 x 67 cm
$4,519
Jean-Paul Boyer - La famille suricate aux aguets . sm 754 .
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
15 x 54 cm
$1,997
Jean-Paul Boyer - Petit pique . sm 746
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
35 x 96 cm
$4,519
Jean-Paul Boyer - Double volume . sm 703
Jean-Paul Boyer
Metal Sculpture
76 x 54 cm
$4,099
Jean-Paul Boyer - Le célèbre poisson doré des mers du sud. sm 768
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
63 x 45 cm
$5,150
Jean-Paul Boyer - Un ange pathétique .sm 525
Jean-Paul Boyer
Wood Sculpture
16 x 50 cm
$3,258
Jean-Paul Boyer - Une jeune fille en bleu . sm588
Jean-Paul Boyer
Resin Sculpture
30 x 45 cm
$2,207
Jean-Paul Boyer - 737. triple volutes d'acier
Jean-Paul Boyer
Metal Sculpture
97 x 54 cm
$4,834
Jean-Paul Boyer - Sm704. un triangle isocèle ?
Jean-Paul Boyer
Resin Sculpture
50 x 55 cm
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