Galerie Mélissa Paul

Sébastien Touret

Grand Bonhomme


This « Brutalist » sculpture epitomizes the design movement, with a clear emphasis on the material’s natural qualities. Created to appear as a human presence and while it appears very sturdy on first sight, the acute execution of the carves and the natural appeal of the elm make this sculpture the embodiment of creative, elegant approach. Much like in architecture, brutalist sculpture has organic, unpolished shapes. The work of this piece exemplifies this characteristic, with uneven edges, letting the qualities of the wood shine as a natural and elemental feeling.


Elm wood, hand-carved


H 203 x 32 x 43 cm