Félix Valdelièvre


My work is based on the destruction of an oblong-shaped volume.

This shape, which I consider as primordial as the sphere or the cube, is the lead in my creations. The circles I make to build my pieces symbolise eternity, endless lines, movement, i.e. Life.

I like the idea of contradictions: making supposedly heavy material light, making rigidity flow, the idea of “stable imbalances”, using patins to create a confusion over the material I use.

The field of exploration is vast as is my own personal need to play with different kinds of expression, which makes me waver between sculptures concentrating on movement and other forms focusing on contrasting materials, and sometimes I even combine both aspects.

I do not name my pieces, so that when ready for the public they will be looked at in different ways and states of mind – and thus find their new identity.