Jul 5, 2013
was born in Barreiro, a small town on the side of the river Tejo, facing Lisbon, in Portugal. Nowadays she lives in The Netherlands in the city of Amsterdam. Since an early age Ana started showing interest in art, especially drawing and painting. Her passion for sculpture came later, developing more seriously during university years. Throughout this period she could improve her skills by attending classes in sculpture, model sketching and painting. Ana Salvador has a Bachelor's degree in Communication Design. Nowadays Ana dedicates her time mainly to sculpture, with polymer clay as her favorite material. Ana's inspiration comes from a large variety of sources: the human body, antiques, ornaments, fabrics and laces. Furthermore art nouveau, Victorian, pre Raphaelite, symbolism, gothic and other ornate styles. Tim Burton and other fantasy artists also stimulate her creativity. Each one of Ana's sculpted figures is unique with a personality of it's own, representing a gesture forever frozen in time. In her dolls she evokes feelings of strangeness, innocence, dream, and hidden sensuality. Ana Salvador aims at constant progression and further characterization of her style.
Jul 3, 2013
Born in 1972 in Tassin La Demi Lune, lives and works in Grenoble. After scientific studies, Cyrille André
attends the Art School of Paris and Grenoble, where he learns sculpture. At the beginning, he sculpts animals which he imagines in four parts: the forequarters, the hindquarters, the body and the neck corresponding to the most important articulations. Here is his bestiary of very large-scale sculptures which parts are hold by tenons and slots, in movement or outspread on the floor in a disarticulated relaxing. Cyrille André’s wood sculptures refuse the classical ideas of beauty : he presents us undefinable animals, men or women without face. Their dimensions share in creating the mystery which wraps these works, they are not heroes and still their monumental size has a holy something. The use of chain saw to create the incisions and the rough surfaces on the finished forms gives vitality and humanism (humanity) to his creations. The represented postures refer to the waiting, to the human isolation. Men are Gardiens (guardians), women, under umbrella or taking a dog for a walk. Animals seem to be here just to emphasize the loneliness of these sculptures, locked in their lead clothes.