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Bruno Schiepan lives and works between Paris and Le Perche.

After a childhood in Beaujolais, a diploma from Sciences Po Grenoble, Bruno Schiepan, Alsatian on the father's side and Basque on his mother's side, has been developing for more than 30 years a multidimensional practice that blurs the boundaries between painting, sculpture and design. His artistic practice, so particular, is certainly linked to this atypical career. The need to create, which brings him every day to his studio, is for him his primary legitimacy.

His work is the result of an ever-renewed questioning of the relationship between line and color, their rhythm and their vibration. As a visual artist, he is also interested in variations in shape and volume.

His meeting with Knoll considerably modified the development of his work. It was with the exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Bruno Schiepan in the showroom of Bd Saint Germain that the story began. It was to continue in a spectacular way... Visiting the iconic furniture produced by Knoll gave him the idea of exploring new paths. Saarinen's "tulip" line seems to him to be an ideal field for experimentation. Knoll adheres to this vision and entrusts Bruno Schiepan with the mythical white seats with cast aluminum legs and molded seat, designed by designer Eero Saarinen in the 1950s. They will become his blank canvas, both support and source of inspiration. inspiration. The encounter between the purity of Saarinen's forms and the artistic expression of Bruno Schiepan is obvious. The kaleidoscope of colors from Schiepan's curvaceous universe applied to Saarinen's monochrome world creates a new work. Bruno Schiepan thus considers Saarinen's chairs and armchairs both as a sculpture and as an ideal support/surface for his painting. Each piece is unique, making the "Tulip" a new flower...

He didn't stop there, however. After sublimating Saarinen's chairs and armchairs by painting them, he cut them up, literally tearing them into pieces, making the chairs and their primary function – sitting – disappear and reinventing them in a new, useless form: the mobile. . His approach to mobiles revolves around a few simple ideas: Use an iconic piece of design to tell a new story, Create shapes from other shapes, Consider surfaces as volumes. His “Totems” or his “Undulations” are object paintings which, too, come out of the frame. Their boldly colored pictorial surfaces do not disdain relief or lend themselves to light effects through a play of transparency, opacity or shine. Finally, he approaches sculpture in the same way, always seeking to be the first to be surprised...

The harmony of volumes, the dynamics of lines and the play of colors are at the heart of Bruno Schiepan's work.

A key word federates the diversity of its creations: BALANCE.

His creations have been exhibited in Paris, London, Brussels, Geneva, Dublin and Milan.

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