Elegant curves create an imposing sculpture in this new work by Quebec artist Stéphane Langlois. The column, cut and welded out of aluminum narrows as it reaches a spire. The center features a detailed pattern of fissures; the metal treated with acid adds patina and contrast to the work. Langlois finds inspiration in the architectural heritage of the world. Many of his abstract sculptures are shaped like the towers and church spires that dominate both city and country skylines.
“The history of people and the forces within us that search for identity also feeds my artistic process.” Stéphane Langlois
He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and studied sculpture at the Maison des Métiers d’art in Quebec City. Langlois has been sculpting professionally since 2002. His work, in wood and metal, has been seen in numerous solo and group exhibitions and is held in public and private collections in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Mexico.