Why does concrete fascinate you so much?
I come from a family of builders, for four generations. But I was never really interested in their work. However, three years after my father’s death, concrete appeared in my life. Since then, cement has flowed through my veins. It had to be written in my genes.
How did you discover Ultra High Performance Fiber Concrete?
In 2012, I heard about a canoe-kayak made of some kind of “light concrete”. That’s what triggered my interest. The starting point was to find the formula for this revolutionary mortar. But in these circles, secrets are well kept. I had to fight!
Do you remember your first creation?
It was a wall sculpture with concrete, wood and bamboo inclusions. I still have it in my workshop. It has been exhibited in a number of shows, but I will not part with it. It is the Alpha, the start of a long series of creations that I want to keep in perpetual evolution.
Did you have to develop specific skills?
Before finding the right technique suited to my creative needs, I experimented with concrete, mixing it with organic substances and testing its consistency and resistance. I also carried out research on mineral oxides to obtain tones that I wanted as natural as possible.