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Sculptures of Gilles Candelier: the spirit of his creative work
Progressively and for a long time, his work of sculpture has been oriented towards a search for evocations such as: lightness, often unstable balance, appearance of fragility, sometimes of partial translucence. Paradox sought by a metal that surprises us: copper.
In almost all his works appears a character: woman, man, child, sometimes an animal. Desire without doubt to always keep a presence of "the living being". Often a "pure geometry" is associated with it: sphere, straight line, rectangle, square... as a kind of complementary presence that is immutable, perfect and stable.
The attitudes are carefully studied to translate and make legible the rhythms, the gestures, the efforts in the manner of a mime which analyzes them and makes them expressive.
In the service of these orientations, the copper metals reveal their great capacity of transformation: from welding to hammering, to cuts with shears, to patinas, to coloring with the flame and to the laying of gold leaves.
1959 - 1963 School of Applied Arts in Paris
1960's Workshops of Mr. Roger PLIN, Jacques ZWOBADA, ETIENNE-MARTIN and Pierre BRUN
2016 Chikabee Gallery - De Haan - Belgium
2014 Crearte Gallery - Ars en Ré
2008 Noordeinde Gallery - The Hague - Netherlands
2006 Mona Lisa Gallery - Paris 7e
2002 Pavillon Gainville - Aulnay-sous-Bois 93
2001 Soufflot Gallery - Sorbonne - Paris
1997 Institut Supérieur de Pédagogie - Saint-Germain des Prés - Paris
1989 Castle of the Forest - Livry-Gargan 93
1983 Gallery Régine Lussan - Paris 6e
1982 Esch-sur-Alzette Art Gallery - Luxembourg
2019 Maison et Objet Exhibition - Parc des expositions - Villepinte
2019 Institut National des Métiers d'Art - Paris
2017 Art 3F - Antwerp
2015 Art shopping - Carrousel du Louvre - Paris
2015 Art Up - Lille
2014 Salon St Art - Strasbourg
2012 Salon des Créateurs et Ateliers d'Art - Hangar 14 - Bordeaux
2010 Gallery 22 - Cabrières d'Avignon
2006 Salon des Antiquaires et Créateurs - Palais du Trocadéro - Paris
2019 First prize in the Ile de France Art Competition for the sculpture "Tissage du Temps