Self-Portrait Clay Sculpture
Anatomist Sculptor | b. 1972
French sculptor Fredange initially pursueda career in mechanical engineering and traveled throughout the world. Those travels opened his eyes to diverse cultures and he became fascinated with the similarities and differences of those cultures, our common urge to live and our common impulse to die.
His work is based on “all the humans within the human” and our potential past, present and future dimensions, here and elsewhere. By adding hyperrealistic and superhuman attributes to his sculptures, he emphasizes our existential need to be non-judgemental. The faces and bodies are like ours, whether they or we are Asiatic, African or Caucasian, and they look more familiar and beautiful in their sculptural form. He intensifies their differences by systematically introducing very visible changes to their morphology and genetics, yet they still remain accessible to the eye and imagination.
Through his work, Fredange transmits a message of universality and love. His motivation is the search for excellence and a pure obvious form of aesthetics.