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Géraldine Gonzalez

Géraldine Gonzalez Paper sculptor
Contact
French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 147004440
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Dreaming of an imaginary world

  • • Géraldine's sculptures mainly use wire, crystal paper and crystals
  • • She worked as a shoe stylist before turning to sculpture
  • • She has collaborated with crystal maker Baccarat

Géraldine Gonzalez grew up with paper. She particularly liked the type of transparent paper that her artist parents used to protect photos, tools and materials. She studied applied arts at the Duperré School in Paris, but did not emerge with a particular specialisation. However, once she decided to devote herself to sculpture it seemed obvious to her that she should use paper. Over time she drew on her inspirations and personal preferences to develop her own technique of using it. She then learned to work with metal wire, which she bends and solders to create the structure of her sculptures, much like a skeleton.

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Works

  • © Gérardine Gonzalez
  • © Gérardine Gonzalez
  • © Gérardine Gonzalez
  • © Gérardine Gonzalez
  • © Gérardine Gonzalez
Photo: © Gérardine Gonzalez
Flying Chair

An outsized chair, overturned and illuminated by LEDs, is suspended overhead like a chandelier. The piece, which hangs in the Musée Francisque Mandet in Riom, leads us into a world where the distinction between up and down is blurred. It is typical of Géraldine’s repertoire of designs inspired by daydreams, fantasies, visions or songs.

Height 160 cm

Photo: © Gérardine Gonzalez
Crystal Medusas

A constellation of jellyfish floats in the air, illuminated from within by LEDs, enhancing their dreamlike quality. A recurrent theme in Géraldine’s work, these jellyfish were first conceptualised when she was daydreaming many years ago. “Jellyfish are like dancers, aerial and aquatic; they can often be messengers of climatic disturbance by their presence in large numbers.”

Diameter 30 cm
Diameter 100 cm

Photo: © Gérardine Gonzalez
Paradise Ladder

Intended to be suspended or propped against a wall, this rectangular ladder differs from Géraldine’s usually more organic forms. She likes its simplicity and the various meanings that can be associated with its linear construction.

Height 210 cm
Width 33 cm

Photo: © Gérardine Gonzalez
Crystal Medusas

LEDs set inside the suspension of crystal glass and metal jellyfish enhance the captivating and dreamlike quality of the installation. Géraldine’s works are often inspired by visions or dreams. Her jellyfish, a recurrent theme in her work, were first thought of in a daydream many years ago. “Jellyfish are like dancers, aerial and aquatic; they can often be messengers of climatic disturbance by their presence in large numbers.”

Diameter 30 cm
Diameter 100 cm

Photo: © Gérardine Gonzalez
Umbrella

Géraldine finds her inspiration in dreams and songs. This umbrella, illuminated by LEDs, is in harmony with her daydream theme and takes us into a fantastic crystal world. It is displayed in Musée des Arts décoratifs de Namur, housed in the Hôtel de Groesbeeck-de Croix.

Height 100 cm
Diameter 100 cm

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