Eric Vanel started sculpting as a self-taught artist in 2008, modeling characters from pop art culture. But it is in 2013, in contact with several professional sculptors, that this art took a new dimension in his life. It has become a true passion, which has taken him on ever-changing paths and adventures.
His work is rooted in his fascination with the language of the human body, the face, the emotions that a pose can produce. Inspiration often begins with the raw emotion created by a photograph, an illustration. From this two-dimensional material, he seeks to build, to tell a story in three dimensions that uses this language, to create an attitude.
Balance is fundamental. But so is imbalance. As a contemporary figurative sculptor, he tries to keep his freedom by respecting the academic codes, but without being bound to them, shaping his own path in artistic creation.
Self-taught sculptor Summer workshop (Florence Academy of Art - 2020 - Sculpture teacher : Mitch Shea)
Various workshops with professional figurative sculptors (Eudald de Juana, Brian Booth Craig, Robert Bodem)
2021 - Salon des Artistes Français (virtual exhibition)
2021 - Senlis Art Fair (Senlis)
2021 - Salon d'Automne de l'Association Nationale des Artistes Français (Saint Mandé)
2021 - Art Shopping (Paris - Carrousel du Louvre)
2021 - Salon d'Automne (Paris - Champs Elysées)