DUHAMEL

Olivier Duhamel | Artiste | Marciano Contemporary
Olivier Duhamel Artist | Martina | sculpteur résine lasercut nu orange femme | Marciano Contemporary Galerie Art contemporain Paris

Martina


Orange Acrylic Sculpture
45 x 38 x 42 cm
Edition of 8, signed and numbered

Artiste Olivier Duhamel | Medicis | sculpteur résine lasercut nu woman | Marciano Contemporary Art Gallery contemporain Paris

Medicis


Orange Acrylic Sculpture
50 x 44 x 32 cm
Edition of 5 ex, signed and numbered

Artist Olivier Duhamel | Bruce | sculpture wood nu torso | Marciano Contemporary Art Gallery contemporain Place des Vosges

Bruce


Wooden sculpture
50 x 36 x 25 cm
Edition of 4, signed and numbered

Olivier Duhamel Artiste | Myriam | sculpture acrylic laser nude femme | Marciano Contemporary Art Gallery contemporain Paris

Myriam


Orange Acrylic Sculpture
42 x 33 x 50 cm
Edition of 8, signed and numbered

Olivier Duhamel Artist | Sandy | sculpture bois lasercut nu woman | Marciano Contemporary Galerie Art contemporain Paris

Sandy


Wooden sculpture
40 x 44 x 40 cm
Edition of 8, signed and numbered

Olivier Duhamel Artiste | Nissan | sculptor bois wood lasercut nude femme | Marciano Contemporary Art Gallery contemporain Place des Vosges

Nissan


Wooden sculpture
50 x 24 x 12 cm
Edition of 8, signed and numbered

DUHAMEL

BIOGRAPHIE

Born 1957, France. A New Zealander since 1987, Duhamel is a respected figurative sculptor. He has acquired a masterful command of the figurative form. His laminated sculptures are held in many private and public collections, including the Wallace Arts Trust. Also, the artist has worked on contract for the studio of American sculptor Jeff Koons, NYC.

Duhamel strives to capture the beauty and the emotions he sees in his subjects of study. However his artist identity is constantly evolving. Olivier Duhamel has acquired a mastery of the human form through years of practice of life drawing. One aspect of his practice remains constant in his source of inspiration, the female nude. “I really like contemporary dance and wish that I could capture as much beauty and emotion with my sculptures that dancers can express with their body.”

His more recent wooden sculptures and exploration of digital media are compulsive viewing. People are often fascinated by their fluctuating lights or by the translucence of his acrylic works. It imbues a resolutely contemporary texture to his rather classical and academic shapes. The translucence of the acrylic lets light reflect the vitality and the dynamic of the pose.

Likewise, the dual tone of the wood pieces produces highlights that appears or wanes depending on the point of view. It changes the appearance and texture of the sculpture’s topography. The stiffness and strength of these materials are distinctively opposed to the softness and suppleness of the body. Yet, under the hands of the sculptor, the curves of the flesh and folds of skin are delicately suggested in a celebration of the beauty, energy and sensuality of these women.

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