List of artworks by artist DUHAMEL
Olivier Duhamel, artist sculptor of the human form at the contemporary art gallery Le Cube Vernet in Avignon (84), in Provence
Born in France in 1957, then established in New Zealand since 1987, French figurative sculptor Olivier Duhamel has acquired a remarkable mastery of the human form, which he declines in bronze, wood and acrylic. His glulam sculptures and bronze figurines are held by numerous private and public collections, including the Wallace Arts Trust.
The impressive international career of the figurative contemporary art sculptor Olivier Duhamel, represented in Avignon (84) in Provence by the art gallery Le Cube Vernet
After many years of traveling in Europe, Central Africa and the South Pacific, the contemporary figurative sculptor Olivier Duhamel moved to New Zealand in 1987 with his wife Marie-France. They adopted the nationality in 1992. The artist Olivier Duhamel lives and works on the small island of Waiheke not far from Auckland where he has spent the last ten years establishing his artisanal foundry. The artist has also developed a whole network of galleries representing his work in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and Europe.
Olivier Duhamel, a sculptor focused on the transmission of artistic techniques
Passionate about his art, and eager to pass on his knowledge, the sculptor Olivier Duhamel teaches bronze casting and also publishes a foundry manual. The artist sculptor notably studied with David Reid (foundry), as well as Chrystèle Legardinier (copper engraving) and he worked for the studio of the American sculptor Jeff Koons. Olivier Duhamel is also the director of the "Contemporary art gallery" at Waiheke Island (spaceartgallery co nz)
The artistic, plastic and innovative technique approach of contemporary sculptor Olivier Duhamel, whose wood and acrylic sculptures are visible in Avignon in the contemporary art gallery Le Cube Vernet
Metamorphosed into statues, the now fixed forms of his models retain their movement, their own expression with constant attention to detail. By allowing itself to be pierced by the light, acrylic reflects the essence of vitality of the body. Similarly, the reflections of the wood, depending on the angle observed, modify the appearance of the material. These materials, whose strength and rigidity are opposed a priori to the flexibility and natural movement of the flesh, on the contrary bring to life, under the hands of the sculptor Olivier Duhamel, the curves of these women, and the plastic of these men, whose aura, personality and beauty are fully celebrated.
Quote from sculptor Olivier Duhamel:
"Through my creations, I focus on the effort to capture the beauty and sensuality of my subjects of study. In art, I am mainly interested in the beauty, the emotion and the mastery of my techniques . I hope my creations enchant more than they provoke "
Shell Todd Oil Services Ltd 3D Award -Taranaki National Art awards 2013
Public’s choice awards 2013 ”,Waitakere Art Council
People's Choice Award 2018 - Seattle, Washington, USA