About The Work
“My goal is to free sculpture from the constraints of composition and to criticize the utopian principle of an ideal order,” explains Bernar Venet, whose sculptures have changed the face of art"
Inspired by mathematical explorations into equilibrium, chance, order and disorder, and the relationship with the environment, Venet has created an impressive and colossal body of work composed of arcs, which have now come to define Venet’s sculptural aesthetic. These works are constructed out of rust-colored corten steel, a material more typically employed in large-scale industry such as bridge construction and the manufacture of shipping containers. Venet believes that no other material is able to absorb and reflect natural light quite as well as corten steel; making it the most perfect material for monumental outdoor sculpture.
Born in 1941, in Château Arnoux Saint Auban, France Lives and works between USA and France.
Bernar Venet is a notable Conceptual artist who was born in Chateau-Arnoux, France.
Founded in Saint-Étienne in 2006 by François Ceysson and Loic Bénétière, subsequently joined by Bernard Ceysson, artistic advisor, the Ceysson & Bénétière gallery initially expanded its presence in French-speaking Europe: Luxembourg, Paris and then Geneva. In Luxembourg, besides the space in Luxembourg city, the gallery now has another vast space at Wandhaff /Windhof near Koerich, measuring 1400 m2 and with more than 1200 m2 devoted solely to exhibitions.