The talented sculptor René Broissand, represented by the art gallery Martel Greiner, one of the best exhibitors at PAD Geneve 2019, was born in 1926, son of French parents, in Tunisia, where he spent all his childhood. In his teenage years, he left his homeland to sail and spent most of his youth learning to be a metal worker, inspired by the all the places he visited around the world.
In the 50s he worked at the Navy Ministry in Paris, but later he left this job to devote himself to his selected material of expression: metal and especially stainless steel. At the end of the 50s, he met many artists using this material, it was a favorite due to its malleability and its great resistance.
Soon, he wished to test the limits of steel in art, so he kept on creating. In 1963, he participated in his first exhibitions in Paris, among other artists dedicated to metal work, such as César, Hiquilly, Guzman or Albert Féraud. From Basel to New York, he continued exhibiting for over twenty years.
Broissand is appreciated for his exclusive sculpture and furniture. His lighting in polished bronze, tables and steel pieces were showcased first in the gallery Saint Angello and were bought by the Rothschild Foundation in 1976. In 1977, the designer produced for Pierre Cardin several sculptures and a set of tables marrying steel and ceramic.
His sculpture art is characterized by a recurrent theme, “the bird“, a symbol of the freedom he has constantly required. Each one of the pieces create by René Broissand is unique and expresses his dedication to the union of art and design.
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