Nicolas Desbons was born in Paris in 1969. From high school he turned towards artistic studies. In 1989 he entered prep at the A.T.E.P. Then in 1990, he moved to the USA and entered the California College of Arts and Craft in San Francisco. He obtained a BA in Industrial Design from CCAC in 1994 and at the same time discovered the work of steel.
He returned to France in 1995 and began his apprenticeship in locksmithing and ironwork in Montreuil with Fred Vigy. After a year he set up the E.U.R.L “Desbons Design” in Montreuil which in 1999 became “La Boîte de Fer” in association with Mr. Vigy.
Turnaround in 2001 and change of studio and status for that of artist. Since then, exhibitions and shows follow one another, in France, Belgium, Holland.
"The words of the sculptor are sometimes entangled with sawdust and shavings, rough of their condition they seek each other in the magma of impressions. I have long explored the feminine at first with a little fear and then now more at ease. .
I am looking for the masculine, not easy, less known, less flexible and this is the beginnings of a new direction which is managing in this tumultuous era where the places, the roles, the stories are jostled, mixed, teased, annoyed. .
It's a funny time when men are looking for their place, both with technology and with women, in the chaotic turmoil of this ever-faster era. "- Nicolas Desbons