Ceramic artist spotlight: Desa Philippi’s biomorphic wall sculptures

VEDO Corporate Art Service is delighted to present some captivating new sculptural work by ceramic artist Desa Philippi.

Desa’s wall sculptures are beautiful fluid porcelain shapes with a strong graphic element.

(c) Red porcelain wall sculpture by artist Desa Philippi

She has developed a range of abstract, biomorphic shapes, which are layered in open and closed forms and can be combined in different dimensions. They are therefore uniquely adaptable to different spaces.

(c) Vertical midnight blue porcelain wall sculpture by artist Desa Philippi

She uses bold primary colours that heightens the graphic element and gives a strong contemporary art feel, as well as being very joyous artworks.

(c) Yellow porcelain wall sculprure & alphabet ceramic vessels by artist Desa Philippi 

We think of graffiti art when we look at these wonderful shapes, as well as comic strips and the great American pop artists of the 1960s, such as Roy Lichenstein.

In her own words Desa’s says she is

..“influenced by modernist sculpture and the urban environment within which the work is produced, I spent a lot of time looking at and photographing the reflections of buildings, graffiti walls, cranes and other urban structures on the nearby Regents Canal, observing changes of the water’s surface when disturbed by wind, moving canal boats, water birds, or floating debris. This direct observation helped me to rethink the continuous forms of my porcelain vessels in terms of open and animated surfaces.”

Desa is currently showing some of her stunning flat matt grey ceramic vessels at Gallery DIFFERENT in London in an exhibition called ‘The Art and Politics of Eating’. To read about this exhibition click here.

(c) Alphabet Vessels by artist Desa Philippi

Desa works from her studio in Camden in London. Her background as an art historian is eminently clear from the strong sense of design and aesthetics that permeates her work as an artist.

Her ceramics are effortlessly chic and would look great in any contemporary designed living space, bringing in a sophisticated design element.

To see more please do not hesitate to contact us at Jessica@vedocorporateart.com

The Art and Politics of Eating – an art exhibition & event that celebrates food

VEDO Corporate Art Service is proud to support Gallery DIFFERENT’S forthcoming exhibition: ‘The Art and Politics of Eating’.

(c) Artist Zev Robinson

Zev Robinson, a Canadian and British artist and film-maker is showcasing his large beautiful dream-like pastel paintings at the Gallery, 14 Percy Street, London W1 this week.

Zev an experienced artist has coordinated this exhibition of his pastels with the release of his film ‘The Art of Politics of Eating’ – Pied à Terre documentary, shown this evening at the Gallery.

His film examines the restaurant’s passionate interest in supporting the sustainable food system and how their relationship with their forty suppliers makes an important contribution to the small independent British food sector.

There will also be a moderated discussion about quality food producers and the role of quality restaurants in sustaining those producers and the rural environment.

From the Corporate Art perspective, Pied à Terre restaurant is well known and highly regarded as an amazing champion of the arts.

Apart from hanging artworks by emerging and established artists in this elegant and very fashionable restaurant and allowing an important showcasing venue for artists to be enjoyed by their clientele, they are true patrons of the arts and this echoes through a film like this, made by a visual artist who has turned the spotlight on their core passion, supporting sustainable food systems and making sure the best of British food is served in their restaurant.

Zev’s work is elegant, accessible and blends the boundaries between art and food and the point at which these two creative endeavours meet.

(c) Artist Zev Robinson

The pastel medium creates a haze to the subject-matter that feels dream-like and surreal and with his closely studied blue camphor jugs and succulent Queen olives in terracotta dishes you are instantly transported to the Mediterranean.

To see the film, the screening is tonight 6th June 2017, please book tickets through the Gallery.

To read a further review about Zev’s work please see the Artlyst article here.

VEDO Ceramicists at Gallery Different

VEDO Corporate Art looks for the best independent artists for the commercial sectors, such as interior design and hotel design.

Also showing this week at Gallery DIFFERENT, 14 Percy Street, W1, VEDO is very proud to announce that two exceptional ceramicists are showing their works too.

French ceramic artist Isabelle Poupinel will be showcasing three of her stunning works, all quite different and show the unique range of styles in her repertoire.

From her stunning North African inspired earthen dish, with a beautiful turquoise glaze, perfect as a central piece for a kitchen table or dining al fresco and serving delicious nibbles, such as pistachio nuts, to her beautiful woven looking ceramic basket – an object that is both minimalist and in our view seems to echo great tribal art, namely Tutsi or Hutu woven baskets.

(c) Artist Isabelle Poupinel

Lastly Isabelle is showing a chic pinched white porcelain vase with a gold tie that would look elegant in any luxurious room and reminds us of the great finesse you find in gorgeous homes in the South of France.

German born Desa Philippi, who works from her studio in Camden in London, will be showing her impressive and elegant pots. Her vessels look fabulous in a group and make an effortless and chic artistic display.

These works are artistic too and are for display rather than use. Desa produces clean lines and her works have an extremely pleasing symmetry, often combined with interesting decoration such as her sophisticated on-glaze patterns that use steel or tungsten to create fine lines. In Desa’s work there are gorgeous industrial matt grey or sensitive cream tones or a flat pure white that demands attention and echoes Bauhaus and great design.

(c) Artist Desa Philippi

Desa, like Isabelle, has a diverse repertoire but is consistently elegant in her style and approach and works by either of these artists would look fabulous in any home.

For more details about these three artists please contact VEDO.

The exhibition is on until Wednesday 14th June 2017, Gallery Different 14 Percy Street, London W1.

BP Portrait’s Best Announced

The BP Portrait prize has built itself a reputation for honouring some of the very best contemporary portrait artists around. Every year, we are shown works employing a wide variety of styles, mediums and materials. The exhibition is almost like an assorted chocolate box.

The names of this year’s finalists have now been released. These are individuals who have been, according to The National Portrait Gallery’s (NPG) website, “selected from 2,580 entries by artists from 87 countries”.

Shortlisted portraitists Thomas Ehretsmann, Benjamin Sullivan and Antony Williams have each chosen female subject matters, yet the effects and styles of works are completely different.

Ehretsmann’s work, ‘Double Portrait’ includes an image of his wife, Caroline, as they are out walking through the park on an evening stroll. The side-on view lends the work an intimate aspect, as though the sitter has not seen the artist. On their website, the NPG confirms “The title, Double Portrait, suggest the passage from one state of being to another as Caroline was eight months pregnant at the time.”

Sullivan and Williams also capture images of women and in positions which do not directly engage with the artist or viewer. ‘Emma’, the contribution by artist Antony Williams, shows a three quarter view of a nude woman covering her breasts. She gazes out beyond the canvas giving the impression of pensive reflection. Benjamin Sullivan’s ‘Breech!’ shows the painter’s wife and child in a naturalistic, living room setting. Sullivan chooses an unusual, elevated angel which gives this work an extra, intriguing dimension.

Last year the crown went to a portrait artist who was by no means unfamiliar with the competition. Clara Drummond took first prize for her enigmatic portrayal of fellow artist and friend, Kirsty Buchanan. Drummond entered the competition in 2013 and then again in 2014, however it was to be another few years before she was able to claim this prestigious title in 2016.

The exhibition itself will run from 22nd June 2017 to 24th September 2017.

At VEDO we help our clients commission contemporary artists and work with several extremely talented British and international portrait artists. Our artists work in the medium of painting, sculpture and photography. For more details please contact us.

Photographic Award Honours Haunting Landscape Photographer

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr Exhibition brings together a spectacular array of photographic masterpieces from rarely seen African wildlife, to areas of untouched natural beauty to poignant political scenes, and infinitely more.

This annual exhibition, now in it’s tenth year, has come to be a regular must see in any keen photographer or enthusiast’s exhibition calendar.

The 2017 show opened its doors to the public on Friday 28 April 2017 and has proven to be among the best exhibitions yet, with a huge variety of works contributed by individuals from across the globe. This year, as attested on the official World Photographic Organisation (WPO) website, categories included “a variety of genres from Architecture, Daily life, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sports, Street Photography, Wildlife and many more …” With such an array, there really is something to catch the eye of every viewer.

It was Belgian freelance photographer, Frederick Buyckx, who was crowned winner of the competition, reports the British Journal of Photography (BJP). His emblematic and haunting collection of images of wintery settings, often deeply clad in snow, was selected by a panel of preeminent judges from a pool of over “227,00 entries by photographers from 183 countries”.

Buyckx takes as his subject very secluded landscapes, mostly untouched by human activity. According to the BJP, the “remote areas of the Balkans, Scandinavia and Central Asia, where people often live in isolation and in close contact with nature” make up the core focus of Buyckx’s winning wintery series, entitled ‘Whiteout’. There is something remarkably haunting about these works and for any lover of landscape photography, they are a real must see.

In their article on the competition and its various awards, finalists and photographs, the BJP highlight the pertinence of this year’s exhibition and how, after 10 years, it continues to be an important landmark for the medium.

Part of this is the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize, a huge honour for any practitioner. This year it awarded to British photographer Martin Parr. Parr, the BJP confirms “was recognised for his unique visual language and for pushing the boundaries of the medium”. In accepting the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize, the BJP confirm, Parr “joins a roster of previous winners that includes Mary Ellen Mark, William Eggleston, Eve Arnold, Bruce Davidson, Marc Riboud, William Klein, and Elliott Erwitt.”

On Parr’s professional website are a list of the numerous important accolades which he has received throughout his long career. Included is the recent 2016 Royal Academy Award, which he received on account of his prolific and vital “Contribution to the Arts”. Parr received the award following a nomination by prominent contemporary British artist, Grayson Perry, his website indicates.

The exhibition is staged at London’s Somerset House and closed on 7th May 2017.

Hull Serves as Setting for Significant New Photography Project

2017 is the year Hull will be celebrated as the United Kingdom’s City of Culture. There are numerous ways artists and supporters are marking the occasion, however some appear to be pushing the boundaries more than others.

Spencer Tunick is one of those extraordinary artists whose contribution to this celebration of art and culture has featured prominently across the media.

Tunick is an American born photographer who creates complex socio-political images often depicting the naked human form. The works he has created for display in Hull this year extend on this theme and will appear in Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery under the exhibition title, ‘SKIN’. The works were commissioned by the Art Gallery specifically for this prestigious event and are on display in the flagship exhibition.

To call them eye-catching would not do them justice. His works are captivating.Tunick has worked with 3,200 people, each nude, and photographed them in iconic local settings. The piece entitled ‘Sea of Hull’ shows the nude individuals painted in a palette of blues. When viewed together as a group, the nudes transform into a body water, wrapped around magnificent architectural monuments and settings.

In an article dated 21st April 2017, the BBC recalled comments made by Spencer Tunick from 2016 as he discussed the works: “The Sea of Hull installation was one of the most fantastic projects I’ve ever done, and it was inspiring to be able to intertwine the City’s maritime heritage against an urban backdrop throughout the whole piece.”

The works are, therefore, a fascinating mix of a thoroughly modern installation with strong symbolic ties to the City’s important history.

Producing works of this kind, however, is not without it’s complications. On Spencer Tunick’s own professional website the photographer indicates the issues associated with creating this type of artwork, particularly within America. “In order to make his work without the threat of arrest” the website confirms, “the artist took his work abroad. He has not undertaken a group installation on the streets of New York in over fifteen years,” as a result of a series of police led arrests. In light of these difficulties, we might view this new body of work, shot in and around the public areas of Hull city centre, with an additional admiration and respect.

Shown alongside Tunick’s works in the exhibition that runs from 22nd April until 13th August 2017, are other works that concentrate on the nude form, works by Lucian Freud and sculptor Ron Mueck. There will also be on display a preparatory study for Edouard Manet’s controversial Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe.

VEDO will keep eyes on Hull’s arts and cultural festivities as it continues to enjoy and celebrate its tenure as the United Kingdom’s City of Culture 2017.

Why don’t you take in the view?

We are very proud to announce that 6 Artists working with VEDO Corporate Art Service are showing stunning new artworks in the exhibition ‘Taking in the View’ at Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London W1, on until the 8th April 2017.

Come and see the fascinating array of artworks inspired by the landscape genre from artists Nigel Bird, Mick Dean, Jacques Godard, Christopher Hauser, Pandora Mond and Richard Wincer.

There are 14 different Artists showing works in this wonderful landscape exhibition and what you will see is a wonderfully diverse approach to the landscape genre.

From nostalgic views of London’s lost urban dockside rendered in Oil by artist Mick Dean,

(c) Artist Mick Dean

to stunning shots of Antarctica’s majestic mountains and icebergs by Munich based photographer Christopher Hauser,

(c) Photographer Christopher Hauser

to dramatic textured seascapes in oil by Pandora Mond,

(c) Artist Pandora Mond

to delicate drawings of natural formations in ink by Nigel Bird,

(c) Artist Nigel Bird

to serene water inspired abstracts by Richard Wincer

(c) Artist Richard Wincer

and apocalyptic crashing waves by French photographer Jacques Godard.

(c) Photographer Jacques Godard

Each year we showcase artworks by artists who are working with us at exhibitions and events to bring to the commercial sector talented emerging artists and artworks with artistic merit and integrity.

All of the artists working with VEDO in this show work independently and their work is eminently suitable for the Corporate, Property and Design sectors.

What we look for from the artists we select for promotion and for projects and is applicable to the Artists in the current show is as follows:

• All of the artists are very experienced and are accomplished
• have mastered their technique and have a distinctive style;
• have a good exhibition history and their talent is noted by prizes, gallerists and peer-review;
• are commercially successful and stand up in an art fair or art gallery environment;
• sell commercially desirable work, so resale is an option and the artworks have commercial integrity;
• are gaining increasing international recognition;
• have a growing number of collectors buying their works;
• can work on a large scale if needed;
• produce high quality bespoke commission work;
• have a very good quality finish to their work.

About VEDO:
At VEDO we provide artworks that match the brand and vision of the company looking to acquire the art to ensure that projects hit the highest note.

Whether you are a Company looking to decorate your office or whether you are a property company looking to sell luxury properties, or an architect or interior designer looking for artworks to compliment your designs, we work hard to ensure the artworks we source or the bespoke commissions we arrange accord with the aesthetic brief and compliments the overall design and intrinsic brand message the Company wishes to convey.

We work with artists and support artists and understand fully the demands of producing saleable artwork and good quality bespoke commission work in a highly competitive market-place.

Our art consultancy service (value of over £5,000) is free for any purchases made above £20,000. For more details about our services see here: http://www.vedocorporateart.com/our-services/

We have a very wide resource pool over 100 different artists, work with leading galleries and our highly experienced art consultants are specialists in different art fields and therefore we are able to source and provide exceptional works across a wide spectrum of the arts and also culturally specific art.

Special Events we are hosting:

If you work for a Corporate and are looking to build an art collection or dress your offices or a Property developer and are looking to use beautiful art to dress your properties to boost sales then please do register for our Corporate Art evening event 6pm-8pm on 22nd March at Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London W1. Please register here.

If you are an architect or interior designer and would like to join us at our Open House Day from 10.00am until 4pm on 22nd March 2017 in which we will look at how art can be used to raise your business profile and also how we can source art and artists that are relevant to your projects and house style. Please register your place here.

The exhibition is on until 8th April 2017, anyone who wishes to have a private tour or to discuss the purchasing of works or bespoke commissioning of works please do not hesitate to contact us.

For more details contact us at Jessica@vedocorporateart.com.

Photographer Showcasing – Jacques Godard’s work in ‘Taking in the View’ Exhibition

(c) Artist Jacques Godard

Jacques Godard is a prolific photographer whose works include a variety of subjects, including natural still lives, nudes and studies of bull fighting. He has exhibited at many galleries and institutions globally.

VEDO Corporate Art Service is proud to be showing a stunning work entitled ‘Genesis’ in the forthcoming landscape exhibition ‘Taking in the View’ that runs at the gallery from 10th March until 8th April 2017.

Quite often, Godard creates pieces in large format which helps make these photographic works very engaging. Some of our favourite of Godard’s works are part of the enigmatic series entitled Genesis.

In this series, Godard uses a specific photographic process known as pixoplasty to generate the very recognisable look this body of works possesses. These pieces are highly creative with a real painterly quality, muted palette and natural subject matter.

Describing the process, Godard asserts that “The original photographic image serves as a matrix for a study of its evocations. The scanned image is unstructured: its original constituents, pixels, provide me a material as malleable as clay.”

In his Genesis series, Godard captures images of the natural world from La Plaine des Maures, in Var-France, from which he generates both coloured and black and white prints. Both sets focus on the themes of the creation of nature and apocalypse. These themes are really emphasised by Godard’s painterly effect.

For Godard, the coloured works are more akin to creation of new worlds and the black and white more relevant to the theme of apocalypse. Equally, both groups within this series are quite serene and show a world that seems to be separate from any human intervention or interference.

Godard works in other methods and has both historically and more recently experimented with the process of gum bichromate. The effects are quite different from the delicacy he achieves using the pixoplasty method, but they are equally as engaging.

He reports, “During 1982, through the works of Edward Steichen, I discovered the existence of the printing process with “gum bichromate”. I felt that it can give me the opportunity to obtain the images I was looking for.”

Godard employed this technique to capture images of the natural world, exotic plant life and sand dunes. His works depicting the dunes are totally captivating and show an almost alien environment. The layers of sand and details of small plants show an environment that is at once recognisable but also quite distinct. The subject matter and close frame compositions work very well with the image’s use of black and white.

Godard’s works are highly collectible and are found in museum collections. His works have featured in several noted exhibitions across France and most recently in Nice.

Godard was recently invited to participate in a prestigious exhibition celebrating the 70 years of the Mediterranean Union for Modern Art, founded in 1946 under the presidency of Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard, in a large group exhibition in Menton (France) at the Palais de L’europe.

He is currently showing work in “Vision Future”, an exhibition organized by UMAM (Mediterranean Union for Modern Art) and city of Menton. Held in the centre of Nice in a large renowned specialised ophthalmological complex, Godard is showing works with 3 other artists, who have been selected through a competition organised by the City of Menton. It is running until 31 March 2017 in Nice.

Godard’s photographs are very unique in style, are elegant and evocative. Often focusing on the land or natural subjects, they would fit in a variety of settings, from luxury properties to Corporate office spaces.

If you would like to see artworks by this artist, please contact VEDO or attend Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street where pieces from both the Genesis series and others using the gum bichromate technique can be viewed.

Photographer Showcasing: Christopher Hauser’s work in ‘Taking in the View’ Exhibition

(c) ‘Life Lines’ by Artist Christopher Hauser

Christopher Hauser is a Munich based photographer whose international profile and reputation and body of photographic work has developed at an excitingly fast pace.

Christopher Hauser defines himself as a ‘contemporary and architecture photographer’. He is perhaps best known for his large sweeping panoramic cityscapes taken from vertiginous heights and his elegant abstract shots of some of the World’s most famous skyscrapers.

There is something intrinsically contemporary about his elegant, cool streamlined cityscapes. It’s this quality which has meant a number of prominent European businesses have selected Christopher as the artistic ambassador to their firms, displaying his captivating works in their boardrooms, hallways and communal areas.

Since his impressive Skylines exhibition at London’s Lloyds Register in 2014, a star exhibition attraction during the London Festival of Architecture, Christopher’s work has gained many new collectors in Germany, London and internationally.

Christopher’s gallery exhibition profile in London has progressed steadily as he has been invited to show works in Gallery DIFFERENT’s group exhibitions over the last two years and his works headlined the launch exhibition for VEDO’s Corporate Art Service in 2015, which caught the eye of a very large international law firm who sought 15 photographic works for an installation in their newly refurbished offices in London.

Christopher has spent the last year travelling the world and spending a great deal of time in America developing a new body of work, in particular taking some new images of Shanghai and New York which we are all waiting with excitement to see. He has also won an impressive photographic award for his work. He won first place in the category of Professional Architecture, Interiors for the International Photography Awards 2016 for his Ice Hotel work see here.  

His stunning black and white abstract City shots of Singapore were shown in the exhibition Savoir Faire in October 2016. At VEDO we have a soft spot for Hauser’s abstract architectural pieces, he takes distinctive aspects or sections of modern buildings and hones in on them, really scrutinising their surfaces and form, to the extent that the surface pattern takes on an entirely new abstract form. For example see his abstract shots of Sydney’s Opera House or of the Eiffel Tower.

(c) Artist Christopher Hauser

We are thrilled to showcase a completely different side to Christopher’s work at the forthcoming landscape exhibition ‘Taking in the View’ at Gallery DIFFERENT from 10th March 2017 until 8th March 2017.

Christopher is showing three powerful images from his Antarctica series.

Christopher captures similarly the scale and magnificence of the landscape. His highly detailed large-format images of Antarctica’s mountains compel you to step into the photograph and feel the same emotions as the man behind the lens, feelings of total awe or feeling humbled by the majesty of the landscape.

The icy blues and greys that have become characteristic of his oeuvre are still present in these recent works. Ice sheets, snow-capped mountains and isolated fluffy clouds amid bright blue skies are taken as his subject-matter. The works are timeless but also intensely modern and possess a universality which would appeal to a huge range of buyers, collectors and supporters.

Christopher is a joy to work with as an artist and we really cannot wait to see what he produces next as this rising star’s work continues to take an exciting trajectory. If you are interested in any of Christopher Hauser’s pieces or wish to get in contact with the artist, please contact VEDO directly and we will gladly assist. To see Hauser’s pieces in our forthcoming exhibition please join us at Gallery DIFFERENT for what promises to be another highly acclaimed show.

At VEDO Corporate Art Service, we work with many talented emerging artists, photographers and sculptors and each year we showcase different artists that we work with in 3 or 4 exhibitions. We provide an art buying service and bespoke commissioning service for the Corporate art sector and for the property and design sectors. For more details about our services click here. 

Artist Showcasing – Video-blog on Natalie Ryde and her work in the “Paper and Bronze Exhibition”

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(c) Artist Natalie Ryde

Natalie Ryde is an exciting artist who specialises in abstract line drawings and screen printing. Her works are often very detailed, colourful and captivating.

She describes her abstract line drawings as appearing as floating woven forms and she attributes this aesthetic to her family background in both textiles and technical drawing.

Ryde’s explains that her practice deals with ideas surrounding “the human tendency to follow patterns, inherent and learnt behaviour, conscious and automatic decision making” and her source material comes from mathematical diagrams, observation of disrupted surfaces or patterns and emergent organic forms.

The intricate mesh drawings in monochrome and colour have a feeling of movement and vitality in their undulating surfaces. Working predominantly on paper, Ryde uses ink, pen and pencil in her drawings as well as producing short-run and variable silkscreen print editions.

VEDO have enjoyed showing Ryde’s artworks at our recent 2016 shows, Savoir Faire in October 2016 and ‘Paper and Bronze’ December – January 2017 at Gallery Different. We have created a video to explore her most recently exhibited pieces.

Watch her video here

Trefoil is a large piece with a bold blue ring of colour. Within this block of colour, Ryde has painstakingly hand drawn networks of pen lines. The method is very precise and creates a hugely intricate web effect. Trefoil exemplifies the methodology and vision of this artist.

In VEDO’s video, Ryde discusses her inspiration for these organic pieces.

One truly eye catching work is called “Pokey Holes”, a vibrant work that comprises of a yellow form with the same characteristic networks of line drawing over the block colour.

Gallery Different, London 

Gallery Different, London 

(c) Artist Natalie Ryde

Ryde recalls how one day she discovered a mysterious entity washed up on the beach. The entity turned out to be a cluster of whelk eggs and consequently formed the subject-matter of this work. She talks about the randomness of coming across something organic in a place it was not necessarily meant to be – a theme which seems to inform many of her works from this time.

Within the ‘Paper and Bronze’ show at Gallery Different we are also showing some unframed works, such as the drawings “implosion” and “explosion” that are stunning small drawings that would look elegant in a luxury home, boutique hotel or any commercial space where minimalist elegant design is the theme.

Ryde’s fascinating working methods and techniques, together with the sense of randomness she installs into her works make them an excellent choice for anyone looking for a really unique, elegant artwork.

Ryde also has much experience of working alongside her patrons and therefore the commissioning process is something which she both enjoys and thrives on. At VEDO we work with artists and clients to produce bespoke commission works that enhances a company’s property and matches the Company brand and vision. Whether you have something specific in mind to commission for a corporate or luxury setting, or you would just be interested in Ryde’s best completed works, we are here to assist.

Sculptor Showcasing – Video-blog on Margot Roulleau – Gallais and her work in the “Paper and Bronze Exhibition”

Margot Roulleau-Gallais creates lifelike bronze sculptures of humans in highly naturalistic poses. The scale of her works vary considerably. Within her repertoire Roulleau-Gallais has created both larger than life size bronze figures of famous individuals but also much more intimate works which focusing on the more vulnerable side of her sitters.

Capturing a likeness is one of Roulleau-Gallais’s real talents. She has been commissioned to create busts, full figurative statues and smaller more intricately posed works by a variety of patrons, including MDM London. She is a young talent who has worked for leading British sculptors and is attracting patrons for commissions in her own right.

At VEDO’s most recent show ‘Paper and Bronze’ at Gallery Different we have exhibited one of Roulleau-Gallais’s smaller, delicate bronzes, “Crouching Chaos”.

Gallery Different, London 

This miniature female nude crouches with her hair falling elegantly over her shoulders, her legs crossed and pulled into her torso. In the video commissioned by VEDO Roulleau-Gallais tells us about the creation of this particular sculpture. She explores the emotion behind the nude and what the various parts of the body represent and how the posture relates to these emotions.

Watch the video here

Roulleau-Gallais has created something truly special with this small scale bronze work. Perfect for exhibiting on a plinth or on top of a table this piece seemed to appeal to individuals for a variety of reasons. The theme of the female nude together with the medium of bronze is a timeless combination.

Roulleau-Gallais renders subject and object in perfect unity which means these works could be used to engage with a variety of audiences on a variety of different levels. From elegant waiting rooms for companies, such as private medical clinics, or boutique hotel reception rooms to a luxury living room, this work could be exhibited anywhere and it would spark debate while enhancing the surrounding environment.

Those looking for an exquisite bronze figurative work on a small scale need look no further.

Roulleau-Gallais is a master craftsman with the ability to render impressions in bronze with extreme skill. From a life size sculpture of football legend Thierry Henri to a sophisticated bust of literary icon Edward Lear, Roulleau-Gallais continues to define her position within the sculpture scene internationally.

Roulleau-Gallais enjoys the challenges set by working to commission. Comfortable in a variety of scales, her works can accommodate every environment. Please contact VEDO directly to inquire into sculptural commissions by this talented artist.