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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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Wabé, La grotte aux ours, Sculpture

Wabé

La grotte aux ours, 2015
19.7 x 13.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,615

Wabé, Diablotin bicéphale, Sculpture

Wabé

Diablotin bicéphale, 2016
13.4 x 10.6 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,901

Wabé, Toi et moi, Sculpture

Wabé

Toi et moi, 2013
17.3 x 9.8 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,901

Wabé, Petite fille verte, Sculpture

Wabé

Petite fille verte, 2012
9.4 x 9.4 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,901

Wabé, L'oiseau vert, Sculpture

Wabé

L'oiseau vert, 2014
11.4 x 9.8 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,901

Wabé, Entre air et terre, Sculpture

Wabé

Entre air et terre, 2012
14.6 x 14.6 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,496

Wabé, L’œil du monde, Sculpture

Wabé

L’œil du monde, 2018
19.3 x 11.8 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,733

Wabé, Danseuse, Sculpture

Wabé

Danseuse, 2018
15.7 x 9.4 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$2,258

Wabé, Souvenir d'enfance, Sculpture

Wabé

Souvenir d'enfance, 2018
13.8 x 8.3 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$2,258

Wabé, Les deux soleils, Sculpture

Wabé

Les deux soleils, 2014
14.2 x 11.8 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,664

Wabé, L'oiseau de feu, Sculpture

Wabé

L'oiseau de feu, 2014
11.8 x 11 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,901

Wabé, Trouble #2, Sculpture

Wabé

Trouble #2, 2013
44.1 x 21.3 x 16.5 inch
Sculpture

$4,635

Wabé, La Horde, Sculpture

Wabé

La Horde, 2007
59.1 x 25.6 x 19.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,516

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

Wabé

Alice dans la maison du L. Blanc, 2015
51.2 x 21.3 x 10.6 inch
Sculpture

$5,704

Wabé, Sans titre, Sculpture

Wabé

Sans titre, 2011
10.6 x 7.9 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$832

Galerie Claire Corcia

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

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