WHAT MICHEL ESTADES SAYS:
A passionate art dealer with 30 years’ expertise, Michel Estades loves sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for his favourite artists. His 4 galleries permanently exhibit many 20th and 21st-century figurative artists, including the world’s greatest masters, masters from the Provencal and Lyon schools, modern and contemporary masters and a constant flow of talented new painters and sculptors.
Bertrand Fauconnet was born in Besançon, Franche Comté, in 1958.
He dreamed for a long time of studying Fine Arts but finally embraced a career as a veterinarian. However, he never stopped painting and drawing.
For the last few years, Sculpture has allowed him to give life to the animals he was sketching live.
Bertrand says: “I try to represent these animals, not as they really are, but as I see them in nature with their movements and emotions.”
Bertrand Fauconnet worked metal, plates, and rods, almost giving life to a series of expressive devil-like animals.
Bodies made of metallic scales with welds, make them almost move and palpitate.
Title: Petite chouette chevêche
Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 10 cm
Dimensions: 45 x 61 x 16 cm
Dimensions: 14 x 25 x 7 cm
Title: Bécasse en vol
Dimensions: 78 x 65 x 15 cm
Technique: Acier soudé
See the work of Sculptors and Monumental Art exhibited at the Estades Gallery