I was born in Nice in 1955. In the 80’s, i discovered the world of metal and ornamentation in my father’s workshop where i learnt gold and silver plating and bronze restoration.
After many years of practice and technical research dedicated to rehabilitating and re-composing objects, i engaged in an artistic way around 2010. The ornament that is torn from its original support then becomes the very structure of my sculptures.
Bronze ornamentations assembled by extremely precise welding are the base material. Weighted with the nobility of the material joined to their own history, they support a fragmented memory and they bring me a precious help as well as a constraint.
I got special inspiration from the Renaissance period. Vanitas are one of my favourite themes, typical of classical sceneries.
In my work of re-directing and re-assembling, which is both iconoclast and highly rigorous from a formal point of view, at the crossroads between past and future, i try to rehabilitate the ornamentation.