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Bruno Schiepan lives and works between Paris and the Perche region.

For over 30 years, he has been developing a multidimensional practice that blurs the boundaries between painting, sculpture and design.

The need to create, which brings him to his studio every day, is his primary legitimacy.

His work is the fruit of a constantly renewed interrogation of the relationship between line and color, their rhythm and vibration. As a visual artist, he is also interested in variations in form and volume.

His encounter with Knoll considerably altered the development of his work... The story began with an exhibition of Bruno Schiepan's paintings and sculptures in the Bd Saint Germain showroom. It was to continue in spectacular fashion...

His familiarity with Knoll's iconic furniture inspired him to explore new avenues.

Saarinen's "tulip" line seemed an ideal field for experimentation. Knoll embraced this vision and entrusted Bruno Schiepan with the legendary white chairs with cast aluminum legs and molded seat, designed by Eero Saarinen in the 1950s.  They became his blank canvas, both support and source of inspiration.

The encounter between Saarinen's purity of form and Bruno Schiepan's artistic expression is an obvious one.
The kaleidoscope of colors from Schiepan's round universe applied to Saarinen's monochrome world creates a new work.
Bruno Schiepan sees Saarinen's chairs and armchairs as both sculpture and the ideal support/surface for his painting. Each piece is unique, making the "Tulip" a new flower...

But he didn't stop there. After sublimating Saarinen's chairs and armchairs by painting them, he cut them up, literally tearing them to pieces, making the chairs and their primary function - sitting - disappear, reinventing them in a new, unused 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" and "Ondulations" are object paintings that also break 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 brilliance.

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 interplay of colors are at the heart of Bruno Schiepan's work.

One watchword unites the diversity of his creations: BALANCE.

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


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