Modelling Teacher

Born in 1967 in Toulouse.
Lives and works in Paris. Graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1992.

Laurent Esquerré’s, drawings, paintings, installations and visual poetry are all very closely interrelated. His sculpture practice began with a stay in Vietri sul Mare in 2000 where he took up modelling. Since then, the artist has experimented with a very diverse range of materials: wood, wax, welded metal, aluminium foil and clay, which has become his favourite medium.

His universe is infinitely populated with disturbingly strange hybrid beings drawn from popular culture, art history, the realm of the sacred and literature. His art is defined by its suddenly emerging and eruptive nature, its romanticism and heroism, the pre-eminence of the visual concretising audacity without fear of going against prevailing currents.

His works are regularly exhibited in France and abroad: Circuit Céramique at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, 2010), Body & Soul at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, 2013), Les poissons de l’air at the Galerie Saint-Séverin (Paris, 2017) etc. From 2012, the artist turned to in situ monumental sculpture, of which the public commission, Les Quatre Vivants, produced for the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre (Rennes, 2019) is the latest example.