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Insects Sculpted Out of Repurposed Automotive Parts by Edouard Martinet

June 1, 2019

Andrew LaSane

…csimiles that seem manufactured specifically for his art. An exhibition of Edouard Martinet’s work opens on June 1 at Bettina von Armin Gallery in Paris, and you can also follow the artist on Instagram for more looks at his studio process and completed sculptures. Guepe (Wasp), 51 x 36 x 35cm Guepe (Wasp), 51 x 36 x 35cm. Photos: Xavier Scheinkmann Fourmis (Ant), 56 x 37 x 34cm Poisson Lorette (Fish), 66 x 12 x 29cm Poisson Lorette (Fish), 6…

 

 



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Take a Peek Inside the Studio of Insectophile Sculptor Edouard Martinet

May 24, 2016

Christopher Jobson

…d by the biological forms of insects, fish, and arthropods, artist Edouard Martinet assembles gargantuan depictions of the creatures with found automotive and bicycle parts. While we’ve shared many of his sculptures here on Colossal (previously here and here), this behind-the-scenes visit of his workshop sheds a fantastic light on the scale and detail of his creations. Martinet’s ability to build something so organic from mechanical co…

 

 



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Edouard Martinet’s Masterfully Sculpted Animals and Insects Made from Bicycle, Car, and Motorcycle Parts

April 25, 2016

Christopher Jobson

…to create the dense scales of a fish. All the more incredible considering Martinet never welds or solders his pieces, but instead uses only screws or fasteners, selecting only the perfect components that “fit” each assemblage like a puzzle. From Sladmore Contemporary: What sets Martinet’s work apart is the brilliant formal clarity of his sculptures, and their extraordinary elegance of articulation. His degree of virtuosity is un…

 

 



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New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet

November 20, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…ished object glows not with perfection, but with character, with new life. Martinet takes about a month to make a sculpture and will often work on two or three pieces at the same time. It took him just four weeks to make his first sculpture and 17 years for his most recent completion! If you want to see these new pieces up close, Martinet opens a new exhibition at Sladmore Contemporary in London, November 27 through January 31, 2014. You can see s…