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Bernard Saint-Maxent

Born in: 1970

France

Biography
Translation in progress

Bernard Saint-Maxent is self taught, and this has allowed him to follow his own ideas in choice of materials and to integrate all new kinds of elements to his creations. His current work revolves around the pranks of an omnipresent rangy character with a joie de vivre.

He gives movement and life to his sculptures. His inspiration comes from the burlesque scenes of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, from current events to advertising, the contradictions of modern life and his own ravings. Even if the subjects he covers don’t always make you smile, they are nonetheless treated with humour and a zest for life. He strives to attract attention and then reflection.

Each sculpture is different and “one off” because there is no cast. They are created with a metallic structure around which he models with resin and then applies a varnish. After a day he applies two coats of bronze paint and after another day he finishes with a patina that looks like bronze. The specs are made separately! The sculpture is then attached to aluminium for wall hanging.

Bernard feels that art should be light-hearted, and that it should bring pleasure.

Bernard Saint Maxent has exhibited widely in Europe. His work has been exhibited in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto and New York with Linda Blackstone, with whom he has been associated with since 2008. His work seems to appeal to an international quirky sense of humour, and Bernard has enjoyed sell out shows during this time. He has, to date, held two sell out solo shows in the Place des Vosges, Paris. His work is also exhibited in galleries in Honfleur, Courcheval and St. Paul De Vence in France.
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  • Sculpture

  • Sculpture Wall Sculpture

  • Sculpture Animal

  • Sculpture Bronze

  • Sculpture Steel

  • Sculpture Resin

  • Painting

  • Painting Acrylic

  • French Artist

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Bernard Saint-Maxent, Honey Love, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Honey Love, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$4,856

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Blue Roll, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Blue Roll, 2017
47.2 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$4,058 $4,509

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Équilibriste, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Équilibriste, 2015
47.2 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$4,509

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Art Graff, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Art Graff, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$3,353

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Modern Love, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Modern Love, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$4,856

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Heart Painter, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Heart Painter, 2018
39.4 x 11.8 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,006

Bernard Saint-Maxent, One more piece, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

One more piece, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Fluo Abstraction, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Fluo Abstraction, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$1,850

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Les Triplés, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Les Triplés, 2019
39.4 x 11.8 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$4,509

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Zig Zag, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Zig Zag, 2019
39.4 x 11.8 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$3,699

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Summer Circle, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Summer Circle, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$4,370 $4,856

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Tubes et tubes, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Tubes et tubes, 2019
39.4 x 11.8 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$3,954 $4,393

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Energy Rainbow, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Energy Rainbow, 2018
23.6 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,699

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Tête de Zèbre, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Tête de Zèbre, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Red All Star, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Red All Star, 2018
23.6 x 7.9 x 3.9 inch
Painting

Sold out

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Papillons Thérapie, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Papillons Thérapie, 2018
39.4 x 23.6 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,856

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Keep Calm, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Keep Calm, 2018
39.4 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,821

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Comme l'air, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Comme l'air, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,081

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Black Smiley, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Black Smiley, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

Sold out

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