Shell, 2018 | Benoit Averly, France

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Shell, 2018 | Benoit Averly, France
850.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Jun 15 @ 18:37UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Elm, steel base | 7 x 9 x 4.3 in/18 x 23 x 11 cm

Artist Statement:
I can say that I started this piece in 2002, the year I started to turn wood. I had found some beautilful elm and roughed out a few blanks in order to to something with them. As I thought the wood was really special and didn't want to mess it up and the several shapes I rough cut stayed aside for some time before I found what I thought was the right idea. For this piece it lastest over 15 years until I though of it for one of my shell sculptures. I am very happy to present it to the Auction this year, "fresh" from the workshop.

About the Artist:
Benoît Averly lives and works in Burgundy (France). Born in 1980, he initiates himself to woodturning at age 22. A short training and several trips to Europe and America allow him to become professional in 2003 and quickly be recognized in his field. Recipient of several awards (“Young creators Contest” of Ateliers d’Art de France, “Purchase Award” from the American Association of Woodturners, USA, etc.), he still regularly shares his knowledge during demonstrations in different countries.

After a few years, his exploration of wood naturally extends to sculpture. Self-taught and instinctive, Benoît Averly creates in a minimalist style pieces of work with strong contrasts, playing with light, lines and textures. The rigor and sensitivity of his shapes are in harmony with the nobility of a living material. The contemporary spirit of his work allows him to find his place in various locations across the world, the “Art Chalet” in Courchevel, France for example, Dubai, Mexico, or Japan. His creations, free standing pieces or wall sculptures are also used by many interior designers and he is exhibited in art galleries in France or abroad.

www.benoitaverly@orange.fr, Instagram: benoitaverly_sculptor