2018年10月5日から14日に開催する「JAPON-FRANCE シャンパンクーラー展 / L’art des seaux à rafraîchir – Exposition d’objets d’art en métal –」出品作家のご紹介です。
Nathanaël Le Berre
(Sculptor – Brass smith / 彫刻家・真鍮細工作家)
First attracted by drawing and colour, Nathanaël Le Berre began his artistic studies in 1995 by learning stained glass at the Olivier de Serres school (ENSAAMA) in Paris. In 1997, he joined the metal sculpture workshop where he became passionate about the technique of copperware. Seduced by Hervé Wahlen’s sculptures, he met him at the ENSAAMA jury, which offered to help him in his workshop in Montreuil.
For two years, Nathanaël completed his teaching by working with Hervé Wahlen, then created his first sculptures in copperware.
In 2001, he joined the Ateliers Bataillard as a designer in art ironwork, part-time, until 2007.
Through Hervé Wahlen, he acquired the hammers that had belonged to René Gabriel Lacroix and occupied a workshop in Montreuil.
He exhibited his first sculptures in 2004 at the Triode gallery, rue Jacob in Paris. In 2009, a collaboration began with the Christian Liaigre design office, which gave him the opportunity to present sculptures in its Paris showrooms and to make special orders. In 2010, he moved his workshop to Aubervilliers. Since 2011, her sculptures are presented at the gallery Patrick Fourtin, then at the Michèle Hayem gallery in Paris.
In June 2014, he is the winner of the Liliane Bettencourt Award for Hand Intelligence, “exceptional talent” category. This award is the fruit of many years of questioning a technique at the service of decorative arts.
In September 2017 he presents eight sculptures at the Tokyo National Museum for the exhibition “Wonder Lab”, then at the National Museum of China in October 2018.
In September 2018 Nathanaël Le Berre participates in the exhibition “Homo Faber” at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, organized by the Michelangelo Foundation.
(As of 2018)
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