Romain Langlois - contemporary Sculpture

born on: 
01 Dec, 1977


2000 - School of Decorative Arts, Strasbourg, France


2017 "Oriental Gate", Suzhou center, China (Public Order)
2017 - Land-art installation, Mingan, Canada
2016 - Latest Works, group show, Galerie Métamorphik, Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon (France)
2016 - "Cell Garden" Project
2015 - Metamorphik Gallery, Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon (France)
2015 - L'empreinte du geste, group show, Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris (France)
2015 - YIA Art Fair, showed by Galerie BS, Paris (France)
2015 - JBP Gallery, Saint-Tropez (France)
2014 - "On dit que... Dans la forêt", collective show, La Plomberie, Epinal (France)
2014 - L'attraction du vide, solo show curated by Galerie BS, Thales Alenia Space, Cannes (France)
2014 - Solo show, "La Lune en parachute" Art Centre, Epinal (France)
2014 - Exhibition at the European Ambassy, Genève (Switzerland)
2013 - Local Line 12: Paysages contemporains, group show organized by the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Saint-Étienne Métropole at the Joseph Déchelette's Fine Arts and Archeological Museum, Roanne (France)
2013 - Collection OFI, Matmut, Fondation Bullukian, Abode of Chaos
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  • Like a veritable alchemist, Romain Langlois, alters the substance of the materials he possesses and before our eyes he puts them back, not quite the same, not quite different. Changed into bronze, that piece of scrap wood takes on new life and has us questioning: Say, what exactly...


French contemporary artist, Romain Langlois has made a name for himself in bronze sculpture. His sculpture has a very particular shape.

Romain Langlois trained in design then worked for an architecture firm before ultimately turning his attention to sculpture. He got started by gathering as much technical knowledge as possible, talking with master sculptors before attending l'Ecole Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. After ten years of intense work Romain Langlois became conversant with all sorts of materials and learned to master all the different patinas. So he began to make his own pieces and, for its lasting and vibratory qualities, chose bronze to express his creativity.

He gets his inspiration from nature, tree stumps, rocks, branches… things that nature has abandoned Romain Langlois breaths new life into thanks to his spectacular work with bronze. With a more than realistic finish, the bronze imitates the grain and the bark of a tree or the rough surface of a rock. This newfound bit of nature, granted an imitation, is transformed formally and substantially : the shapes are stretched, dug out and a substance like liquid gold - obtained through intense polishing of the bronze - shoots out from these once rejected objects. Before our very eyes are born precious artifacts that have us forgetting the trivial nature of their origins.

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