Romain Langlois is a French artist who is now recognized by the contemporary art world for his work in bronze sculpture. For more than fifteen years, he has also worked in clay, wood or plaster and never ceases to make innovative creations. Romain Langlois’ contemporary sculpture is resolutely organic and alive.
“I started sculpting overnight, in the 2000s”. Romain Langlois began his career at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. After six months, he stops, disappointed not to find the technical teaching he was hoping for and it is as a self-taught artist that he trains. He chose bronze for its vibratory qualities and its durability.
Romain Langlois draws his inspiration from the nature of the Auvergne to create his own organic contemporary art. Patinated in a concern of realism, the bronze imitates the bark of the tree, the veining of the wood, or the rough surface of the stone. This nature, certainly imitated, is transformed formally and substantially: the forms are stretched, hollowed out, and a golden substance appearing liquid – obtained by polishing the bronze – springs from the entrails of these sculptures. Before our eyes, precious objects are born that make us forget their trivial origins.