Artist’s Sculptures Feature Unusual Modes of Transportation
Stéphane Halleux was born in Chenée (Liège), Belgium. When he was 10 years old, he visited the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam where the work of sculptor Jean Tinguely caught his attention. Stéphane discovered the magical power of strange, playful structures that didn’t serve any utility purpose.
During his last high study year at Saint Luc in Liege in 1995, Stéphane created the first pieces that would take him down the road to the sculptures we see today. Passionately fond of Seventh Art and comic strips, he naturally began a career at an animation film studio in Luxemburg, first as a colorist, and then as a layout artist, which began a seven-year period of drawing things that were uninteresting to him. uninteresting things (according to him) for other people without thse possibility of creating anything else. After becoming frustrated by the lack of creativity and industrialization of animation, he left to work in a “bank-sale” furniture company. Among these old treasures, his first passion again rose to the surface.
Since the success of his first exhibitions in 2005, he has devoted all his time to his personal art. Recently, he created the character Mr. Hublot, about which has been made into an animated short and has been shortlisted for the 2014 Oscars.
If you are in Paris between now and December 1, don’t miss Stephane’s exhibition “Transports pas communs” at the Exposition Galerie Ariel Sibony.