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Wabé

Born in: 1961

France

Biography

French artist, Wabé was born in Marseilles in 1961. Even if her father was a docker, that did not stop her from practicing sculpture in her free time. Her mother, on the other hand, was a musician. growing up in an environment where art played a main role, Wabé discovered papier-mache at the age of 11. Her passion for this material has not fade since then, she even made her own brand. After stopping her Geman courses, she moved to Paris to study art. Once she graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Paris in 1989 she devoted herself full time to her passion.

Her colorful and vivid sculptures in papier-mache, represent animals and human beings in an artistic research that follows the same line as that of Niki de Saint Phalle. The artist does not represent reality, but a dream world, an imaginary world inhabited by creatures with exorbitant eyes.

"It is not the materials used that create art, but the way we look at it. Hours of hard work cannot be turned into a precious masterpiece, even if it is made of gold. And yet a medium as humble as paper; papier mâché sets free Wabé’s instinctive talent to create rich, dreamlike landscapes teeming with vitality and hidden depths. Wabé is neither careful nor respectful of norms and natural order. She steps joyfully into unchartered territories of the contemporary art world. She leads us to places where children dream and play amongst animals, to the corners of our imagination."
René TURC, "Wabé, Bifaces et autres merveilles", Edition Grandir, 2014.

Wabé's work has been particularly exhibited in France and Switzeland.

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  • Sculpture Animals

  • Sculpture Paper mache

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Wabé, Diablotin bicéphale, Sculpture

Wabé

Diablotin bicéphale, 2016
34 x 27 x 16 cm
Sculpture

1 600 €

Wabé, Alice au lapin bleu, Sculpture

Wabé

Alice au lapin bleu, 2009
91 x 72 x 46 cm
Sculpture

3 400 €

Wabé, Les deux soleils, Sculpture

Wabé

Les deux soleils, 2014
36 x 30 x 11 cm
Sculpture

1 400 €

Wabé, Toi et moi, Sculpture

Wabé

Toi et moi, 2013
44 x 25 x 20 cm
Sculpture

1 600 €

Wabé, Trouble #2, Sculpture

Wabé

Trouble #2, 2013
112 x 54 x 42 cm
Sculpture

3 900 €

Wabé, Trouble, Sculpture

Wabé

Trouble, 2012
57 x 45 x 44 cm
Sculpture

3 600 €

Wabé, Petite fille verte, Sculpture

Wabé

Petite fille verte, 2012
24 x 24 x 22 cm
Sculpture

1 600 €

Wabé, L'oiseau vert, Sculpture

Wabé

L'oiseau vert, 2014
29 x 25 x 23 cm
Sculpture

1 600 €

Wabé, La Horde, Sculpture

Wabé

La Horde, 2007
150 x 65 x 50 cm
Sculpture

3 800 €

Wabé, L'oiseau de feu, Sculpture

Wabé

L'oiseau de feu, 2014
30 x 28 x 20 cm
Sculpture

1 500 €

Wabé, Alice dans la maison du L. Blanc, Sculpture

Wabé

Alice dans la maison du L. Blanc, 2015
130 x 54 x 27 cm
Sculpture

4 800 €

Wabé, La grotte aux ours, Sculpture

Wabé

La grotte aux ours, 2015
50 x 35 x 30 cm
Sculpture

2 200 €

Wabé, Sans titre, Sculpture

Wabé

Sans titre, 2011
27 x 20 x 13 cm
Sculpture

700 €

Galerie Claire Corcia

Unique artist jewels by Wabé and Frédérique Jacquemin
From December, 15 To December, 31 2016
PARIS - France

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