Promenons nous dans les bois pendant que le loup n’y est pas - Bleu
Medium: Mirror polished stainless steel with colored transparent coating
Size: 29.5 x 11.75 x 11.75”
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French-born sculptor Sylvestre Gauvrit graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara in 2006. Before he graduated, he participated in group exhibitions including Grand Prix d'Art Contemporain (Guadeloupe, French West Indies, 2000) and Contemporaneamente (San Giuliano, Pisa, 2002). In advance of opening his own studio, Gauvrit worked at and studied in several art studios in Pietrasanta in an effort to perfect his technique with marble.
Gauvrit describes his sculptures as the coming together of positive and negative forces. He sees sculpture as “an interaction of space – occupied and empty – balance[d] between what you see and what you don’t see.” Gauvrit compares his works to classical music in that they are “delicate to understand -- complex yet simple.” He attests to incorporating four elements into each of his impressive works: humor (the joy of creating), sensuality (sculpture meant to be touched), harmony (a natural balance), and paradox (the mind’s attempt to process and recognize the abstract form).
Sculptures by Gauvrit are comprised of either marble or marine-grade stainless steel; they range anywhere from 2-feet tall to upwards of 13-feet tall. He has collaborated with renowned artists like Loet Vanderveen (United States), Cynthia Sah (China) and Nicolas Bertoux (France), Massimo Galleni (Italy), and Sem Ghelardini/SEM Studio (Italy); he has received many prizes and awards including the Bursary Award (Royal British Society of Sculptors, 2008) and the Empoli Primavera d’Arte (Florence, 2004). Solo exhibitions in the past decade have been held in London, Italy, Paris, Munich and the Netherlands.
* Long-Sharp Gallery is honored to represent the works of Sylvestre Gauvrit in the United States.