Bruno Lefevre-Brauer

Bruno Lefevre-Brauer

Paris, France

About Bruno Lefevre-Brauer

More than their technological features, he tries to reveal the original, almost primative, form of the robots he creates.
+Brauer carefully chooses vintage objects that have an industrial past, that are marked by time and whose patina has been moulded by years of manual use. He admires the beauty, sometimes hidden, of these discarded industrial parts, alters their appearance, sculpts them, and incorporates light sources into their structure before assembling the parts together to create a unique and poetic piece.

The beauty of the materials and the venerable patinas express their beauty in the light of day, while at night, it is the turn of the strange, evocative light fittings to reveal their magic. Right from conception, the element of light is an integral part of the artwork: each robot is designed to interact with it’s environment in a different way whether it is turned on or off.

Abandoned or forgotten in workshops and garages, the industrial parts are reborn in unique works of art that embrace us with their kind presence, imposing personality, and amazing humanity.

Each piece is a statement of poetic resistance to mass-consumption.

Exhibitions

2017 Design Days Dubai (Dubai) U.A.E.
2017 M.A.D. Gallery (Dubai) U.A.E.
2016 M.A.D. Gallery (Taipei) Taiwan
2016 « Traversée » Galerie des AAB (Paris) France
2015 M.A.D. Gallery (Geneva) Switzerland
2015 « Portrait-Robot » Maison d'Ailleurs (Yverdon-les-Bains) Switzerland
2014 Stroke Art Fair (Munich) Germany
2014 Go Gallery (Amsterdam) Netherland
2013 GO Gallery (Amsterdam)
2013 Galerie Argentine (Paris)
2013 Musée des Arts et métiers CNAM (Paris)
2012 Brauer Galerie (Paris)
2011 International Recycl'Art Galerie (Madrid)
2010 Recycl'Art Galerie (Paris)
2010 ID Art Galerie (Paris)
2010 Louveciennes Design (78)
2010 Beau Ethique (Paris)
2010 Esprits Détournés (Paris)
2009 Musée de Montmartre (Paris)