Frederic Levesque, a master of French Contemporary Sculpture
brings you his unique talents.
Born June 1960, died June 2010. Frederic Levesque, artist and sculptor, possessed
an undeniable talent. His sculptures are full of humor and attention to
detail. His realism and his love of nature magnified the value of his pieces
some of which show great respect and fascination for the animal world.
From 1980 to 1983, he attended "Les Beaux Art" school in Paris
which gave him the ability to master his talents. He then used his drawing
skills successfully to create logos, posters and various advertising materials
from 1984 to 1986.
first showings took place in Paris where he presented his early paintings
at the "Grand Palais" in 1987. In 1988, the Acropolis of Nice
in Southern France welcomed him for the "Signes, Shemas, Images"
exposition. One could already see in his canvases the finesse of the stroke
and the feeling for detail. These two elements were found again in 1989,
when he put together a powerful series of ten large plaster sculptures,
using materials and objects as diverse as they are unusual (stove, bathtub,
engine, motorcycle, baby carriage).
by the work of Tinguely, Frederic Levesque executed during the period 1990-91
a series of "Beasts" immortalizing his vision of the animal world
with pieces very important to the young sculptor. Frederic demonstrated
during the 1992 "International Show of Contemporary Sculpture"
that his talent was genuine by presenting a bust of the very well known
master of French humor, Sacha Guitry. Monsieur Andre Bernard, president
of the organization "Friends of Sacha Guitry" declared it "a
beautiful piece of art and a unique honor to Guitry".
saw the birth of another tribute, this time a wall relief presented as
an homage to Jean Cocteau where again, the unique style of the artist became
evident. That same year also saw the realization of his latest series of
smaller sculptures, "Artnimals and Gargoyles". The Artnimals
show his own sense of humor through the absurd: a lion tamer inside the
lion's mouth , a kangaroo with his pocket full of money, a scuba-diving
penguin etc. Life after all is just a joke to be displayed on the living-room
then came the Gargoyles, a little bit of toad slime, some salamander powder,
an ounce of plaster and you have Frederic Levesque's gargoyles. Monsters,
half devil, half beast, these chimeras are worked to the smallest details
with incredible patience to characterize complex dreams. They arouse our
imaginations and remind us of our legends.