Splash Splash Puzzle, 2022

by Bernard Saint-Maxent

Painting : acrylic, resin, mixed media 19.7 x 19.7 x 3.1 inch

$1,641

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Bernard Saint-Maxent, Splash Splash Puzzle

About the artwork

Type

Unique work

Signature

Hand-signed by artist

Authenticity

Invoice from the gallery

Certificate of Authenticity from the artist


Medium

Painting: acrylic, resin, mixed media

Dimensions cm inch

19.7 x 19.7 x 3.1 inch Height x Width x Depth

Framing

Not framed


Tags

Street art

Everyday life

Figurative

Colors

Puzzle

Fictional Character

Artwork sold in perfect condition

Origin: France


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Métis • France

Artsper seller since 2019

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Collector’s Guide

Colorful pop sculptors

Compositions with fictional characters

Concrete Art

Young British Artists (YBAs)

Deconstructivism

Sculptors

Painters

French artists

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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