When Excess Becomes Grace!
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Alexandra Gestin’s iconic sumo sculptures were inspired to her after she traveled to the Land of the Rising Sun. Fascinated by the ancestral sport, Alexandra Gestin decided to imortalize the sumo’s singular silhouette in bronze. As she turns traditional figures into contemporary vibrant sculptures, strength turns into gentleness & the viewer is enthralled by the unexpected face expressions. The artist’s bronzes and resins are surprisingly graceful!
The gesture is beautiful, generous. Alexandra Gestin’s sumo sculptures show a truth, they have style. Her talent is in her contrasts, strength and gentleness, solid but fragile. Gestin reflects the wonderful chemistry that exist between her work and personality in her impressive sculptures.
She got her passion for art from her artist-architect grandfather who took her along on a number of amazing voyages to broaden her horizon and gave her inspiration later on. This is in North Africa that her love for sculpture became a passion. In Asia, she was inspired and discovered her first subjects that are now iconic. Creating sumos in red, blue, black, silver or gold her sculptures are of the kind to not be forgotten.