Sara Favriau sculpts wood with remarkable energy and inventiveness, working her chosen medium into gossamer-light shapes that play with the space within the Bee Barn along with her amazing “colonnes grignotées” (nibbled columns).
Sara Favriau au Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, 2017 - © Éric Sander
Sara Favriau was born in 1983; she lives and works in Paris. She explores old and new ways of working: as in a palimpsest, classical techniques mix with contemporary practices. Her research is an attempt at poetic reflection on the mechanisms of history. She works with materials most often encountered in the world of industry, bypassing their original functions, freeing them from their traditional paths to fulfil a simpler destiny. And from such synthesis, a story is born.
Sara Favriau graduated from the National Higher School of Fine Arts in Paris (Giuseppe Penone’s studio) in 2007, following a residency at Villa Médicis in 2005. 2015 saw her first solo exhibition, “La houle se déroulant au fracas de la coque (…), je sabrais l’écume”, held at the Maubert Gallery. Her second solo exhibition, “La redite en somme, ne s’amuse pas de sa répétition singulière” was held at the Palais de Tokyo from February to May 2016.