Theano 1/4

bronze 130 x 90 x 90 cm, 51x35x35 "

1945

France

EN

Pollès is a French sculptor born in Paris in 1945. He is considered the inventor of the “Organic Cubism”.

Fascinated by anatomy, he studied medicine and also attended drawing classes at the Academy Charpentier. In 1966, he discovered sculpture from a friend, the sculptor Enzo Plazota. He affirmed: “overnight, as soon as I discovered form, I felt that I could give up everything for it.” In 1970, he went to Carrara and has lived ever since in Pietrasanta. A few years later, he created his own foundry and almost exclusively uses bronze for his works.

His creations represent a continuity to the tradition of Greek sculpture. They could be considered as a short-circuit between Brancusi's purity, Henry Moore's figurative abstraction and Modigliani's lines and forms. His love for the female figure, for sensuality, complexity, and shape led him to explore the female form.

Since the beginning of his career, Pollès has created a singularly stylized cubist form, which became his signature.

 

FR

Pollès est un sculpteur français, né à Paris en 1945. Il est considéré comme l'inventeur du "Cubisme Organique".

Fasciné par l'anatomie, il étudie la médecine et participe aux cours de dessins de l'Académie Charpentier. En 1966, il découvre la sculpture grâce à son ami, la sculpteur Enzo Plazota. Il dit : "Du jour au lendemain, dès que j'ai découvert la forme, je pensais que je pouvais tout abandonner pour elle". En 1970, il arrive à Carrara et vit depuis à Pietrasanta. Quelques années plus tard, il créa sa propre fonderie en utilisant presque exclusivement le bronze comme matériau.

Ses créations, dans la continuité des traditionnelles sculptures grecques, sont un court circuit entre la pureté de Brancusi, l'abstraction figurative de Henry Moore et les lignes et formes de Modigliani. Son amour pour la femme, la sensualité, la complexité et les formes, l'amènent à explorer la forme féminine.

Depuis ses débuts, Pollès a créé une forme cubique stylisée, qui est devenue sa signature.

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Exhibitions

SELECTED PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

Permanent artist at Mark Hachem Gallery

2000 - 2016 Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris, France and New York, USA

2002 Golf de l’Amirauté, Deauville, France

1995 City Hal, Bruxelles, Belgium

1989 Abbaye de vaux de Cernay, Cernay la Ville, France

 

 

 

 

International art fairs

 

Artuel

Art Miami Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris, France

Art Palm Beach

International Art Project,Vancouver, Canada

Mécenat EDF, La Bazacle Toulouse, France

Trianon Palace Versailles, France

Art Basel Basel, Switzerland

Musée du Grand Palais Paris, France

Cuban Arts Museum Miami, United States

Tiffany’s & Co ew York, United States

FIAC Paris, France

Contemporary Sculpture Center Tokyo, Japan

Museum of Modern Art Milano, Italy

Rodin Museum Paris, France