Objects such as brooms, cleavers, knives, brushes and scissors are simply so quotidians but not for creative New York based artist Thierry Despont. He has the talent of transforming this objects into these kinda mysterious sculptures featured in Masks.
Thierry describes his work as:
“As I wonder the streets of our cities I keep stumbling across weird and discarded objects, old tools aban- doned in the dark corners of foreign shops, he?te?roclite bric-a-brac, wondrous rejects of our blind civiliza- tion. The objects speak to me. I take them to my studio where I lay them down on old cutting boards found in a Parisian flea market. Suddenly a mask or a face appears. Each mask is a small poem, a smile, an emotion”…
Despont is well known for his paintings on wood panel or on copper mounted on wood panel that depict nebu- las and celestial bodies. Mostly of his work is executed in mixed media with such materials as enamel, asphaltum, acrylic, ink, glue, epoxy resin, paper, alumichrom, and oil stick. Love the “birdish” sculptures, it’s quite cool and rustic!
“You see things and you say, ‘Why’? But I dream things that never were, and I say, ‘Why not’?”
George Bernard Shaw