Who am I ?
I sculpt in my workshop located in Saint-Etienne in La Loire.
All my sculptures are entirely made by me.
I mainly work Bronze and Steel and I create a metal lace, thanks to a technique that I have developed.
All my sculptures are unique pieces and are accompanied by their certificate of authenticity.
I work regularly on commission, public or private.
You can contact me to have your own bust or that of a person of your choice made, or you can ask me for a personal composition from an existing model.
If you go through Saint-Etienne, do not hesitate to come and meet me and I will show you around my workshop.
I invite you to visit my website: philippe-buil.com
All the sculptures for sale on this site are exhibited in my gallery in Saint-Etienne and are therefore available.
You can consult my catalog of sculptures available in clicking here
You can consult my catalog of sculptures made to order en clicking here
Artistic approach of Philippe BUIL sculptor:
Talking about Dripping in sculpture without falling into a flow of paint on a three-dimensional support seems to be a challenge. An action and a project that seem like a challenge or a bet.
But watching closely, Philippe melts the metal and it trickles down to give it a haphazard shape. The participation of the whole body is present and not just the intellect. So the paradox can be glimpsed, we feel the curtain rising and it turns out to be a solution to this alternative.
Dripping, as Jackson Pollock loved, is access to an unconscious, bodily buried, archetypal memory. An evanescent divine chance brought to light and form.
The classic or abstract interiorized projection then in the sand, frozen in the space of the mold, receives by fusion, liquefaction, the drops one after the other. The loss of mastery and access to another dimension are the key words of the speech, of a communication between the sculpture and the sculptor.
Alchemy is not far away: "ora et labora". The emerald table says: "you will separate the subtle from the thick with great engineering ... it ascends from earth to heaven, and again it descends into earth, and receives the force of things from above and below. . "
Hollows and bumps, voids and fills, accidents create a play between light and shadow. This lace is a suggestive creation that appeals to the idyllic, chimerical, archetypal, or obscure, black history of each individual. A personal story is regenerated, recomposing the work. It reinvents its own history like an alluvium dragged by the current of the river, of life. It transforms in an infinitesimal or radical way, the individual I of the creator and the spectator into a new revisited.
Our personal history, real or told cognitive memories, is reconstructed with each frozen drop of eternity. But through our eyes, the lace becomes soluble in our personal history which is endless, the opposite of the tales of which we know the end. Even death, however uneducable, will not get the better of our personal stories told in private or in broad daylight.
This acquired and specific property of never having an end and the power to take a new detour every second, is the source of individual freedom. All recast cognitive histories are the means of reconstruction of its world, of our world.
Gnostics and agnostics come together as opposites come together. In this forest of real, idyllic, archetypal stories, consciously or unconsciously constructed, the creative role of each, stimulated by the gaze and the emotion of a work to be finished, makes one grow towards a reconquered individual freedom.
Sculptural Dripping can then come to life and inspire other creatives in this voice of the inventive spirit.