Etienne Viard

Born in France in 1954, Etienne Viard lives and Works in Paris and in the Vaucluse (south of France).

 

The totemic function of Etienne Viard’s sculptures is rooted in the minimalist movement which summarizes all things to one elementary component: the line. Fragmented, stretched, curved, horizontal or vertical, this line lies constant on one fragile balance. Inspired by ripples and undulations of both botanical and mineral shapes; Viard extends that movement while focusing on its precarious yet perpetual intrinsic tension.

 

Defining himself as a « Steel Sculptor », Viard uses Corten steel in order to highlight the symbiosis that occurs between the artwork and its environment through the superficial rust. The raw material is placed in a way which aims at questioning the principle of conservation of mass, something which generally applies to three dimensional art.

 

Whether created for indoor or outdoor display, his sculptures present a range of contradictory gestures, such as protruding shapes or chinks which are monumental signs redefining the space around them. The dialogue hence created between the sculpture and its environment is also given an additional rhythm through the introduction of the zeintal light in situ, consequently reinterpreting the variations of a répertoire today considered as classic.

 

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ETIENNE VIARD

Né / Born : France, 1954
Vit et travaille / Live and works : Vaucluse, France


PRINCIPALES EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES / SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Cloître Chapelle Saint Charles, Avignon, France


2011
Fête des Lumières, Lyon, France


2010
Fondation Pierre Salinger, Le Thor, France, Sculptures Monumentales


2003
Cité Radieuse, Le Corbusier, Marseille, France
Espace Gaillane, Avignon, France


EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES


2013
The Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


2011
Art Paris, Dialogue avec les peintures de Jean Degottex, Paris, France
Orangerie du Sénat, Paris, France


2010
Grand Théatre d?Angers, Angers, France


2009
Place St Sulpice, Paris, France


2002
Château de l?Emperie, Salon de Provence, France
Parcours de l?art, Avignon, France


2001
Cheminement de sculptures, Gigondas, France


1995
CIAC ,Strasbourg- France


1994
Tutesall ?Matière et Mémoire, Luxembourg


FOIRES


2006-2014
ART PARIS, Paris, France
2010
les Elysées de l'art, Paris, France


2008-2009
LES ELYSEES DE L?ART - Galerie Berthet Aittouares, Paris-France


COMMANDE PUBLIQUE


2009
Lycée de Saint-Astier, Dordogne, France

ETIENNE VIARD

Né / Born : France, 1954
Vit et travaille / Live and works : Vaucluse, France


PRINCIPALES EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES / SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Cloître Chapelle Saint Charles, Avignon, France


2011
Fête des Lumières, Lyon, France


2010
Fondation Pierre Salinger, Le Thor, France, Sculptures Monumentales


2003
Cité Radieuse, Le Corbusier, Marseille, France
Espace Gaillane, Avignon, France


EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES


2013
The Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


2011
Art Paris, Dialogue avec les peintures de Jean Degottex, Paris, France
Orangerie du Sénat, Paris, France


2010
Grand Théatre d?Angers, Angers, France


2009
Place St Sulpice, Paris, France


2002
Château de l?Emperie, Salon de Provence, France
Parcours de l?art, Avignon, France


2001
Cheminement de sculptures, Gigondas, France


1995
CIAC ,Strasbourg- France


1994
Tutesall ?Matière et Mémoire, Luxembourg


FOIRES


2006-2014
ART PARIS, Paris, France
2010
les Elysées de l'art, Paris, France


2008-2009
LES ELYSEES DE L?ART - Galerie Berthet Aittouares, Paris-France


COMMANDE PUBLIQUE


2009
Lycée de Saint-Astier, Dordogne, France

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