Sculptures by Eric Vanel
"I started to sculpt by myself in 2008, modeling characters coming from the pop art culture. But in 2013, by interacting with several professional sculptors, this art took a new dimension in my life. It became a real passion, which drove me into pathways and adventures constantly renewed."
“I am fascinated by the language of the human body, of the face, by the emotion a posture can produce. Inspiration often starts with the raw emotion from a photography, an illustration. From this two-dimensional material I try to compose, to use this language to tell a story in three dimensions, with an attitude.”
“Balance is key. But unbalance as well. The initial stage of the process will give the strength but as well the sensuality of the sculpture. It is now the stage that I prefer, the very “moment of creation."
“As a contemporary figurative sculptor, I try to keep my freedom, respecting the academic codes, but not being tied by them, shaping my own journey into the artistic creative process.”