Alain Pontarelli

Born in 1970

Lives and works in La Seyne-sur-Mer and Six Fours

My concerns are sculptural. They concern matter, the way it takes shape and thow the object sits in space.
My first works were conceived realistically and inspired by classical sculpture.
Afterwards, the body was used to produce volumes which could hypothetically move about, emprisoning a part of my body which had served as the pattern for their construction.
In other sculptures, the body can be found through the "maquette-objects" which are in fact accessories understood as extensions of the volume.. These can be manipulated by the sense organs,
Their operation becomes absurd and derogatory as a result of the mechanism's banality and the fragility of the accessories that make it up.
In my works movement or displacement is fettered. Their materiality thus bears relation to a fictitious game, a fantasy.
Alain Pontarelli, 2000

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.