Romain de Souza 

Metal sculptor and artist

who lives and works in Paris. 

He loves bodies and movement so much that he freezes them for eternity. His sculptures combine tradition and innovation, mastery and randomness, softness of material and brutal force of effort. They come closer to the sketch, seeking to find the spontaneity of a movement in a few assembled brass lines. Each rod is a stroke of a pencil that appropriates the space around it. The impulses of brass, copper and iron densify the space and metamorphose it. While remaining faithful to the figurative, do these sculptures not open the doors of abstraction?

ARTISTIC EDUCATION

Jury member / "Art Crafts" department - École Boulle, Paris, 2012 - 2015

Degree in "Metal Conception and Application" / with honors - École Boulle, Paris, 2005

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

"Bodies Metaphors" exhibition- Espace Kiron, Paris, 2009

Paintings / charity exhibition - Passages des Arts Association, Paris, 2003

"Africa to camps" exhibition - Roxys Bar, Paris, 2001

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition - Dammarie-les-Lys Exhibition - Villa Diva, Monaco "Still Life", 2014

Exhibition - Shag Gallery, Paris, 2013

Exhibition - Shag Gallery, Boulogne, 2012

Gardens of Montmarin Castle, Britanny, 2011 Exhibition of the Trophy of Fencing World Championship - Grand Palais, Paris, 2010

"Sound Nest" Exhibition / "El rame e la casa" prizewinner - Triennale of Milan, 2007

La Chaise Humaine (The Human Chair) - Salon d'automne, Paris, 2005

"Vis-à-vis" exhibition - Paris, 2002

AWARD

2007 "El rame e la casa" - Triennale di Milano

FURNITURES & SPECIAL ORDERS

Light objects range combining tradition and modernity - Maison Deslisle, Paris, 2014 - 2015

Home sweet home II glass roof - Private commission, Paris, 2015

The entire furniture - Lisboa Gourmet shop, Paris, 2014

The entire furniture - Book a flat, place Vendôme, Paris, 2012

 

ART & HERITAGE REGENERATION

Restoration and creation of 1930's balconies and balustrades - Le Palace, Paris, 2008

Restoration of Renaissance bronzes - Private collection, Jacquemart André Museum, Paris, 2007

Gold fixtures of trophies of the 17th century - Galeries des Glaces, Château de Versailles, 2006

Elaboration of Asiatic antiquities pedestals - Musée Cernuschi, Paris Restoration of 19th c. chandeliers and candlesticks - Private collection, Musée Fabre, Montpellier Multiple restorations of bronzes - Anne-Cécile Viseux's studio, Meilleur Ouvrier de France in chiselling and art turning, 2004-2008

MUSEUM SET DESIGN

2014 Hermès - Creation of sculptural pedestals for tableware - Shops of rue de Sèvres & Saint-Honoré, Paris

2010 "Black Box" (central mezzanine) - Musée du Quai Branly, Paris 2009 Cartier Manufacture - Chaudefond, Switzerland

2009-2011 Issey Miyake - Fashion shows sceneries - Shop of rue Royale, Paris

THEATER SET DESIGN

2011 VENUS by Suzan-Lori Parks - management: Cristèle Alvès Meira - Théâtre de l'Athénée, Paris

2008 Theater play by Jean Genet - directed by Cristèle Alvès Meira - Théâtre de l'Athénée, Paris

 

FASHION: INTERIOR DESIGN AND SET DESIGN

2005-2015

Involvement in design & creation of Issey Miyake's Showrooms window displays and Fashion shows Artistic and technical consultant Issey Miyake Paris

2008-2014

Exclusive sculptures for the launch of the Melinda Gloss Paris

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sculptor artist, lives and works in Paris.

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