Démiurge, 2020

by Nicolas Dobkine

Sculpture : aluminium 92.5 x 27.6 x 15.7 inch


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Sculpture: aluminium

Dimensions cm inch

92.5 x 27.6 x 15.7 inch Height x Width x Depth


Sculpture sold with aluminium pedestal
Dimensions of pedestal: 2 x 23.6 x 23.6 inch


The sculpture cannot be displayed outdoors


Artwork sold in perfect condition

Origin: France

Nicolas Dobkine, interested in anthropology and the representation of the human being through the history of art, created a monumental sculpture in aluminum, named "Demiurge" (definition: to be responsible for the creation of the universe). His vision ? To bring a new artistic conception by densifying the power of expression of figurative art, and this, by the representation of what he calls the Twelve stages of the human condition. But what are the Twelve Stages of the Human Condition? The series seems to be part of a humanist approach, of re-centralization of Man at the heart of artistic representation. Nicolas Dobkine combines aesthetics and symbolism through a humanist reflection. Despite the health crisis, several “exhibitions” took place in 2020, but in an… atypical way! The artist evolving independently, all means are good to achieve his ends! From a photo studio to a Parisian pop-up gallery, from the Trocadéro esplanade to a swimming pool at a 5-star Relais&Château, passing through the living room of the mythical Château de Ferrieres or even in a forest, Nicolas Dobkine seeks diversity. With pop culture references such as Daft Punk, Marvel's 'Silver Surfer' and Fritz Lang's 1927 German Expressionist film 'Metropolis'. He speaks here of "The transhumanist revolution", nanotechnology and AI which are emerging as the greatest creation of the 21st century.
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Nicolas Dobkine

Nicolas Dobkine

France  • 1993

Nicolas Dobkine, is a self-taught sculptor. In 2016, he decided to embark on a very in-depth, almost erudite ontological study of art. From this study will be born a theory, the humanist interpretative figuration and from this theory is erected a series "The 12 stages of the Human condition", experimenting with this new artistic paradigm. His first sculpture, made in 2020, is essentially part of a movement that can be described as "neo-pop expressionist".

In 2022, in parallel, Nicolas Dobkine decides to embark on action-painting and thus to divert illustrated magazine covers from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Whether in sculpture or in painting, Nicolas Dobkine perpetually seeks a very assertive form of expressionism in his creations.

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