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Verneuil-sur-Seine (78), France
A French artist who has always been attracted to the earth, Véronique Dumont has only been sculpting very recently. Yet a dazzling emergence and a completely impressive technique in this autodidact formed by books and assiduous practice in her workshop located in the Paris region, where she is from.
The artist surprises indeed by the maturity of his work dominated by the theme of the bust associated, in an already substantial production, with a few studies of hands of great expressiveness. Busts of men often, of women too, of whom she delivers sensitive portraits but always imagined - Véronique does not work from a model -, this with no other ambition than to transmit an emotion, sometimes the memory of a being, the reminiscence of a moment.
With works in bronze or terracotta by Véronique, the gaze sets out to meet Man, approached in all his diversity. He discovers through them a living and unique universe, sometimes challenged by the strength of some powerful faces tanned by life, softened by the softness of skilfully outlined features; captured the next moment by the intensity of a kiss, or questioned by an attitude, the mystery of a gesture, the enigma of a message hidden behind closed eyes. Soothed, comforted, sometimes disturbed, but always touched with subtlety, smoothly, in the unspoken words of a sculptor who masters the range of feelings, declines it in his earthen originals with delicacy and sensitivity, thanks to an inspiration always renewed. Born of applied and repeated gestures, the portraits come to life in the hands of the artist, invested by a gentle humanity that she manages to give them with the efficiency of those who know how to hide behind the material for the let it come alive.
A success already effective for this "young sculptor" who is almost surprised by the humility and restraint that characterize her. Véronique Dumont: a promising future and great creations to follow; an innate talent proving to anyone who still doubts that the value, indeed, does not await the number of years. An efflorescence ...
(Text: Sophie Cloart)
Self-taught sculptor trained by the daily experience of the earth and guided by inspiration
April 8 - 10, 2022: NICE ART EXPO (International Contemporary Art Fair, Palais des Expositions, Nice Acropolis)
17 - 19 September 2021 : ART3F Luxembourg (International Contemporary Art Fair, Parc Expo, Luxembourg-Kirchberg)
April - June 2021 : " Sculpture, Painting and Ceramics at 36 Quai des Arts " (Group exhibition, Niort)
February 10 - 14, 2021: Salon des Artistes Français (Salon International d'Art Contemporain, Paris, Grand Palais) (Cancelled due to the COVID 19 epidemic)
20 - 22 November 2020: ART3F Brussels (Salon International d'Art Contemporain, Brussels Expo, Brussels) (Postponed due to COVID 19 outbreak)
23 - 25 October 2020: Art Shopping Paris (Salon International d'Art Contemporain, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris) (Postponed due to COVID 19 outbreak)
October 15 - 18, 2020: Salon d'Automne de Paris, 117th Edition (Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris) (Cancelled due to COVID 19 outbreak)
October 6 - 17, 2020 : " Empreintes et Portraits imaginés " (Exhibition with 3 voices with the artist Shu-E and Jean-Paul Piallat (Engravings), Villennes-sur-Seine (Yvelines))
24 - 29 September 2020 : " Véronique Dumont. Terres cuites & Bronzes" (Solo exhibition, Verneuil-sur-Seine - Yvelines)
April 11 - 13 2020 : Art Shopping Deauville (International Contemporary Art Fair, Deauville) (Postponed due to the COVID 19 epidemic)
February 29 - March 1, 2020: Salon des Arts d'Hardricourt (Yvelines) Winner of the Public Prize
23 - 24 November 2019 : 33rd Salon d'Automne of Chapet (Yvelines) Winner of the Public Prize
October 18 - 20, 2019 : Art Shopping Paris (International Contemporary Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris)
21 September 2019: Official presentation of the Marianne & Inauguration of the town hall of Hardricourt (Yvelines)
24 - 26 May 2019: Art Shopping Paris (International Contemporary Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris)
20 - 22 April 2019: Art Shopping Deauville (International Contemporary Art Fair, Deauville)
5 - 7 April 2019: À la Croisée des Arts (Solo exhibition under the patronage of the Lions Club, Poissy (Yvelines))
November 12 - 24, 2018 : " Véronique Dumont. Sculptures" (Solo exhibition, Galerie Monod - Paris 15)
November 17 - 18, 2018 : 32nd Salon d'Automne of Chapet (Yvelines) Winner of the Public Prize
19 - 21 october 2018 : Art Shopping Paris (International Contemporary Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris)
27 April - 1 May 2018 : GMAC de Vincennes (Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain, Château de Vincennes)
November 18 - 19, 2017 : 31st Salon d'Automne de Chapet (Yvelines) Winner of the Public Prize