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Norma Bessières

Born in: 1964

France

Biography
With unwavering determination, like a Buren of the animal sculpting world, Norma Bessières experiments with the infinitely rich motif of the zebra. With its naturally graphic properties, it has been a source of inspiration for a number of artists (think, for example, of Alain Jacquet or Victor Vasarely) faced with the question of art versus nature, or how nature encourages artists to draw upon geometric and symbolic concepts. The zebra is, indeed, a strange and fascinating animal, situated on the fine line between design and the living world – a reflection that has endured since antiquity. For over ten years, Norma Bessières has been formally drawing upon these elements in the most diverse forms, adding colour here, bringing out the natural elements there, multiplying her perspectives and framing. She has pursued them to the point of unsettling abstraction, plunging us into the living eye of the animal and taking us back to our own humanity. But it is in her new series that she explores the background to these issues, positioning her brush strokes, sculptures and installations around a simple theme that she succeeds in enhancing with intelligence and sensitivity: the living and the inanimate. The living zebra, with its grace and amazing geometry, its very existence a form of miracle, almost sacred, is contrasted with the inanimate painting, the geometric lines drawn from this image by man, and his propensity to translate reality through signs and symbols: a possible definition of art. Norma Bessières is right to stick to her subject – we are in no doubt that it still holds many future inspirations
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  • Painting Animal

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Norma Bessières, Enzo, Painting

Norma Bessières

Enzo, 2016
23.6 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,787

Norma Bessières, Hardi, Painting

Norma Bessières

Hardi, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,700

Norma Bessières, Paisible, Painting

Norma Bessières

Paisible, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,596

Norma Bessières, Estival, Painting

Norma Bessières

Estival, 2016
23.6 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$5,278

Norma Bessières, Horizon, Painting

Norma Bessières

Horizon, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,664

Norma Bessières, Complices, Painting

Norma Bessières

Complices, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$7,119

Norma Bessières, Charmeur, Painting

Norma Bessières

Charmeur, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$7,119

Norma Bessières, Mini zèbre 2, Painting

Norma Bessières

Mini zèbre 2, 2017
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$724

Norma Bessières, Mini zèbre 1-1116, Painting

Norma Bessières

Mini zèbre 1-1116, 2016
7.9 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Painting

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Norma Bessières, Mini zèbre 1, Painting

Norma Bessières

Mini zèbre 1, 2016
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Norma Bessières, Mini zèbre 2, Painting

Norma Bessières

Mini zèbre 2, 2016
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.6 inch
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