Mains Noires Paul Duval

Year
2020
Medium
Paper mache and Wire
Size
23.5 × 8 × 6 inches
59.69 × 20.32 × 15.24 cm

Quebecois sculptor Paul Duval’s ‘Black hands,’ is at once an imposing and mysterious figure. The tall, slender male, one black hand raised to his head appears to be reacting to something or someone. The viewer’s eyes are immediately drawn to the unusually large black hands and splashes of black paint cover the character’s torso, legs and feet. Duval has created a series of expressive paper mache and wire figurative pieces. Each one exudes a different personality evident in their posture, gesture and colour. “An addition of coloured paper sometimes enhances the gray of my favourite material. This medium brings out attitudes, emotions, group relations or even wounds.” 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, 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.

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