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Sophie Bocher
Sophie Bocher

Sophie Bocher

Confirmed artist
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France

KAZoART artist since 2017

26 works sold

31 works

The claywork at the heart of Sophie Bocher's sculptures is a reminder of the essential connection between humankind and the earth. Her aim is to return to a sort of primitivism in which emotion is expressed in its most pure and authentic form.

A meeting of sculptural form and raw emotion

Sophie Bocher has sculpted for twenty years. Whilst studying painting, drawing and sculpture in Paris’ Fine Art Ateliers for over three years, Bocher learnt, experimented with and defined her own style. Since 2014, her work has been centred on experimenting with materials such as bronze, plaster, cement and sandstone, and exploring their unique properties. She uses sandstone chamotte and concrete for their raw appearance and to give an impression of minerality and bareness.

As an artist, Bocher is influenced by the work of great sculptors like Brancusi and Henry Moore, and Moore’s words ring just as true for her own pieces: "The great, continual, everlasting problem is to combine sculptural form with human sensitivity and meaning, i.e. to try to keep primitive power with humanist content."

Constant balance that shines a spotlight on form

Sophie Bocher's plaster and bronze pieces are smooth and soft, creating a sensation of gentleness, calm and serenity. When there is colour, it serves to highlight the material effects obtained and shine a spotlight on form.

Amongst the different textures, a balance between abstraction and figuration is achieved, bringing the concept of humanity to its essential and universal form. In the more abstract works, balance is often created through the various re-compositions of pieces which are in constant motion, often offering the possibility of modulating different elements of the sculpture.

Read an article on Bocher’s work from art historian and journalist Thierry Savatier published on the LeMonde.fr culture blog: http://savatier.blog.lemonde.fr/2017/05/24/les-sculptures-epurees-de-sophie-bocher/

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Sculptor for 20 years, Sophie Bocher trained in painting, drawing and sculpture at the Ateliers des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris for 3 years. She then chose to focus on sculpture and attended private workshops: ceramics and enamelling workshop at Brigitte Méniger’s (75017) for 10 years, Guillaume Werle’s workshop more occasionally to learn plaster and casting techniques. In parallel, she followed a university training on artistic theories and practices at La Sorbonne Paris IV (L3 Arts Plastiques).

Today she works daily in her studio which she shares with other artists on Malakoff. His work in sculpture is accompanied by plastic research in photographs.

- 3-26 May 2018: Exhibition at the André Malraux Centre in Le Pecq, 3 bis quai Voltaire

-15 March - 28 April 2018: Solo exhibition "Matières Essentielles", 9 rue du Pont Louis Philippe, 75004 Paris

- November 2017 : -Hybrids! Commissaires’ area - Salon de Colombes

- October 2017: Paris Artists Espace Beaurepaire

- 8-18 September 2017: solo exhibition "Matières à...." at the Pablo Neruda media library in Malakoff

- July 1-14, 2017: selection of 5 bronzes for the International Biennale of Contemporary Sculpture in Burgundy

- 17-21 May 2017: Solo exhibition "Imbrications" at the Malakoff MdA

- 18 -19 March 2017: Public Prize sculpture section at the "A la croisée des Arts" exhibition in Poissy

- 16-23 February 2017: Galerie La Ralentie (Paris 11è), installation "D’Après Man Ray" for the exhibition "Eros". Special mention from the jury.

- December 8-12, 2016: Salon National des Beaux-Arts du Carrousel du Louvre. (Silver medal of the invited Jury for Le Refuge)

- October 7-8-9, 2016 : Paris Artists (sculptures), Hôtel de Cheaulnes, Place des Vosges.

- July-August 2016: Collective exhibition Polistopia, (Mémoire de l’Avenir Gallery, rue Ramponneau, Paris)

- 20-22 May 2016: Grand Salon d’Art Affordable, La Bellevilloise (75020)

- 21 May-5 June 2016: Salon des Beaux Arts, Garches

- June 2015: "And Next" exhibition at the "La Ville a des Arts" Gallery (75018)

- June 1014: "Exartcise" exhibition at Voûte 123 (Viaduc des Arts de Bastille)

-septembre 2018 : Oeuvre Hybride acquise par Le Lutetia Paris pour son nouvel aménagement - Mars 2017 : PRIX DU PUBLIC salon "A la croisée des Arts" de Poissy.

- Février 2017 : MENTION SPÉCIALE DU JURY pour l'installation autour de l'oeuvre "D'Après Man Ray"

- Décembre 2016 : MÉDAILLE D’ARGENT, Section Sculpture, au Salon National des Beaux Arts du Carrousel du Louvre, pour mon oeuvre Le Refuge

-MEMBRE DE LA FONDATION TAYLOR pour les artistes peintres et sculpteurs (www.taylor.fr)

The 31 works of artist Sophie Bocher

Sophie Bocher - Douce rondeur
Sophie Bocher
Bronze Sculpture
14 x 26 cm
$3,267
Sophie Bocher - Petit bouddha
Sophie Bocher
Bronze Sculpture
10 x 9 cm
$2,042
Sophie Bocher - Totemik
Sophie Bocher
Plaster Sculpture
50 x 190 cm
$12,251
Sophie Bocher - La pudeur
Sophie Bocher
Concrete Sculpture
15 x 28 cm
$2,348
Sophie Bocher - La porteuse d'eau
Sophie Bocher
Plaster Sculpture
65 x 126 cm
$9,188
Sophie Bocher - Swing
Sophie Bocher
Ceramic Sculpture
27 x 37 cm
$2,552
Sophie Bocher - Amitabha
Sophie Bocher
Bronze Sculpture
13 x 15 cm
$4,594
Sophie Bocher - D'après man ray (installation)
Sophie Bocher
Mixed media
12 x 9 cm
$1,684
Sophie Bocher - Tango
Sophie Bocher
Plaster Sculpture
18 x 24 cm
$817
Sophie Bocher - La lecture
Sophie Bocher
Concrete Sculpture
28 x 17 cm
$1,327
Sophie Bocher - La pudeur
Sophie Bocher
Mixed media
15 x 28 cm
$1,838
Sophie Bocher - Agora
Sophie Bocher
Bronze Sculpture
56 x 40 cm
$8,167
Sophie Bocher - Vibrations
Sophie Bocher
Plaster Sculpture
56 x 40 cm
$4,778
Sophie Bocher - Birdy
Sophie Bocher
Ceramic Sculpture
40 x 18 cm
$2,552
Sophie Bocher - Douce rondeur
Sophie Bocher
Bronze Sculpture
14 x 26 cm
$3,267
Sophie Bocher - Siesta
Sophie Bocher
Plaster Sculpture
14 x 13 cm
$766
Sophie Bocher - La conversation
Sophie Bocher
Bronze Sculpture
15 x 11 cm
$4,594
Sophie Bocher - Siesta
Sophie Bocher
Plaster Sculpture
80 x 70 cm
$8,167
Sophie Bocher - Rondeurs
Sophie Bocher
Resin Sculpture
70 x 110 cm
$7,657
Sophie Bocher - Nage libre
Sophie Bocher
Concrete Sculpture
82 x 15 cm
$2,552
Sophie Bocher - Douce rondeur
Sophie Bocher
Bronze Sculpture
14 x 26 cm
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Sophie Bocher - La lecture
Sophie Bocher
Concrete Sculpture
28 x 16 cm
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Sophie Bocher - Le refuge
Sophie Bocher
Resin Sculpture
18 x 12 cm
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Sophie Bocher - Le refuge
Sophie Bocher
Plaster Sculpture
18 x 10 cm
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Sophie Bocher - Amour brut
Sophie Bocher
Resin Sculpture
11 x 53 cm
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Sophie Bocher - Bouddha
Sophie Bocher
Bronze Sculpture
10 x 9 cm
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Sophie Bocher - Douce rondeur
Sophie Bocher
Bronze Sculpture
14 x 26 cm
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Sophie Bocher - Moaï by pollock
Sophie Bocher
Ceramic Sculpture
40 x 33 cm
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Sophie Bocher - Ensemble
Sophie Bocher
Ceramic Sculpture
24 x 22 cm
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Sophie Bocher - Le refuge
Sophie Bocher
Mixed media
18 x 10 cm
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Sophie Bocher - Le penseur
Sophie Bocher
Plaster Sculpture
17 x 19 cm
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