In art, everything comes simultaneously or nothing comes; no lights without flames.
Born in June 26, 1969 in Brussels - Belgium. At a very young age, in the garage of the family home, he learned to use his tools from his father, who was a professional welder. Still passionate about steel and fire today, he fulfills his dream by implementing them.
After leaving Belgium to settle in Monaco, he spent more than 33 years in business and finally decided to make his dream of sculpting come true! It was in Italy in a small workshop near the French border that he was inspired and made his first works.
My father has worked most of his life in welding. When I was a little boy I spent my weekends with him in our garage, I watched him work, weld ... I was fascinated, as far as I can remember, I always wanted to give him a hand so that he could learn to work like him… And then, when I started to fuse the steel, to see that it was welded, that it held well, it was magic and I loved it.
I have worked all my life in different fields and one day I said to myself, I should do something with this steel, with this memories, with this learning that I had the chance to receive from my father. And as soon as I had some free time, I started working ...
I love stainless steel, and I've always wanted to make things for home with it, because it's a material that doesn't rust and it's strong. The fire ... My father is of Sardinian origin, in Sardinia the whole family gathers around a big fire... And I decided to create sculptures that can live through fire ...
The light… the light on the steel, when it is brushed and worked, it reflects like micro-mirrors. For me, it's something that lives fully. All my sculptures are animated by fire, by light… I now hope that it pleases and that it gives happiness.
Here we are finally, The special edition of the Art Rivera Tour exhibits the works of its artists in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. This exhibition could not have taken place without the renewed confidence of the Mayor, Jean-François Dieterich and the one of our partners and artists. This year has been difficult in many ways. It is with […]