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Marie Lechat

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Shards, 2016 Stainless Steel, Metal Wire, Spray Paint Dark Blue H 190xL 170xl 60cm © Marie LECHAT
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Get out of my way!, 2016 Stainless Steel, Steel Rod H 190xL 270xl 180cm © Marie LECHAT
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Are you sure it is this way...?, 2016 Steel, Stainless Steel 200 X 210 X 110 Cm © marie lechat
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Looking back, 2015 Steel, Stainless Steel 200 X 100 X 60 Cm © marie lechat
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And Time goes by, indifferent to our joys and our pains , 2015 Steel, Stainless Steel 200 X 100 X 70 Cm © marie lechat
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Spleen, 2015 Stainless Steel, Steel and Spray Paint 210x170x70 Cm © marie lechat
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Fusion, 2015 Steel, Metal Wire and Spray Paint 200 X 100 X 70 Cm © marie lechat
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Tide and Time, 2015 Steel, Stainless Steel 310x40x200 Cm © marie lechat
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Misunderstanding, 2013 Latex Paint, Wood 140 X 100 Cm © marie lechat
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Dialogue, 2013 Latex Paint, Torn Paper 150 X 110 Cm © marie lechat
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Growing up?, 2015 Latex Paint on Cardboard 140 X 100 Cm © marie lechat
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I am not here, 2015 Latex Paint, Pencil, Cardboard 140 X 100 Centimeters © marie lechat
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1954
Lives in
Brussels
Works in
Brussels
Schools
Universite Libre Bruxelles, 1979, Contemporary Art History
Tags
spontaneous photography sculpture, graphic structures photography drawing
Statement

Choreographies of the perpetual dance of life.

After 15 years of successful Contemporary Art Jewellery, I decided 10 years ago to take it a step further and develop a body of work still inspired by the human body, but without the inherent functional aspect of jewellery.

At first, it was the movement as energy that interested me. From it came the Graphic Structures.

But slowly the human shape started to emerge, thanks to the drawings that I made.

Silhouettes on the move, in space or relating to each other.

Contemporary dance has been an important source of inspiration for its emphasis on the human daily movements and gestures of the body.

Metal remains my favorite material for its flexibility and resilience, as well as the technical rigor involved. Shaping with my hands remains an important feature of how I work. It is the hands that give the material its meaning and emotion.

If you want to know more about my work please visit my blog at http://marielechat.blogs.lalibre.be/ .

Education:

Université Libre de Bruxelles: Art  History Phd 1979

Institut Arts et Métiers Bruxelles Jewellery Techniques 1980-1983

Sir John Cass School of Arts London  Metal Techniques 1985-1986

Rijksacademie Anderlecht Brussels Model drawing 1991-1995

Rijksacademie Anderlecht Brussels Photography  2002-2005

Works selected;

  • - Getij Dingen, Koksijdem Belgium
  • - Triennale Européenne du Bijou Contemporain, 2005, Belgique
  • - "Diamant au Masculin", Musée du Diamant, 2004, Antwerp
  • - Troisième Biennale du Bijou Contemporain, 2003, Nîmes, France
  • - World Competition of Arts & Crafts Kanazawa 2001, Japan
  • -"Silver 99", 1999, Poland

Many group exhibitions in Belgium and Europe since 1990