Antonin Anzil brings forth from the paper, renowned so white, so calm, volumes, abstract sinuous shapes, sometimes even geometric. By highlighting all the material qualities of paper, his favorite material, he invites us to reconsider each in his own way, and according to his own imagination to discover cottony, aerial or even cartographic landscapes.
A decisive interest in engraving
Born in 1988 in Blois, Antonin Anzil lives and works in Paris. Graduated from the European School of Image of Poitiers in 2010, and the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris in 2012, he then worked in the Creation studio of Maison Francis Kurkdjian until 2017.
A lover of paper, Antonin Anzil has surrounded himself with a fine figure in the field, François Verdier. This engraver introduced him to a technique, tools and papers that Antoninus still uses today for the creation of his bas-reliefs.
A goldsmith's work on paper
Finesse and delicacy characterize his artistic work. The paper medium seems incompatible with the idea we have of engraving or sculpture; and yet. Meticulously, the artist creates relief, forms and patterns appear, multiplies the points, creates a universe of paper. On the bright white surface of the paper, interior landscapes develop, invented maps, secret patterns.
A palpable art that oscillates between figuration and abstraction
Antonin Anzil's works are both poetic and tangible, and one would almost like to caress these delicate laces with your fingertips. It's up to everyone to build their own personal images, to look for their landmarks between the lines.
Some seem marked by the decorative arts, and close to textiles, recalling patterns of hangings or tapestries. Still others take us back to calm landscapes, aerial views of territories ... You just have to let yourself go and dream of this trip.
Antonin Anzil also works to order. Do not hesitate to contact the KAZoART team for more information.
To read: The Success Story of Antonin Anzil on the KAZoART blog