This striking character cast in aluminum was created by Paul Duval. The Quebec artist has sculpted a series of characters; each one unique in colour, gesture, and form.
This table top piece appears to be a nude male figure; arms folded; his head turned to one side as if engaged in conversation. Alexis is a fine companion piece to Le Grande Timide, also cast in aluminium.
“The representation of the body is the basis of my artistic approach. I sculpt in order to materialize the fantasy world within me.” Paul Duval
He is a member of the Canadian Sculptors Society and of the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec. He studied Monumental Sculpture at Université de Rimouski, casting at Maison des métiers d’art, Québec, and soldering at Cimic, Saint-Georges, Québec.
In addition to his full-time work as an artist, Duval is Technical Director, Symposium international de la sculpture, Beauce-Art, in Saint Georges De Beauce, Québec.
Duval’s sculptures including commissions are in private and public collections in Canada and France.