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Shell by Benoît Averly

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Shell by Benoît Averly
SOLD
900.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jun 11 @ 16:26UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Benoît Averly
Saint-Point, France

Shell
Oak, steel, wax
6" x 5.25" x 3"


Theme Statement
One of my hobbies is photography. I like to go hunting for natural patterns with my camera. Sand on the beach, tiles on a roof, stones in a wall, bubbles in the water are excellent sources of inspiration to me. The idea in this piece as in many of my sculptures was to create something that is easy to look at. The simple shape and the hole called for a simple and consistent texture.

Artist Statement
Self-taught and instinctive, Benoît Averly creates in a minimalist style pieces of work with strong contrasts, playing with light, lines and textures.

Biography
Benoît Averly lives and works in Burgundy, France. Born in 1980, he began woodturning at 22. After a time of study with recognized masters, he became a professional in 2003. Quickly recognized in the field, he has work in several prestigious collections, and is a well-respected demonstrator and teacher.

His deep exploration of wood naturally extended 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, His creations, free standing pieces or wall sculptures are sought by many interior designers and he is exhibited in art galleries in France and abroad.

Learn More: www.benoitaverly.com