Eric Saint Georges – Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition – August 2021

Eric Saint Georges is the 3-Dimensional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of August 2021. He is an award-winning artist based in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Eric’s Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the month of August 2021. The gallery will promote Eric and his work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts to over 6,000+ buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets.  Fusion Art’s objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Please read Eric’s Biography and Artist Statement below as he describes his history and inspiration in his own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see his exhibition.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these award-winning pieces, or to see more of Eric’s work, please visit her website.

Also, please visit Fusion Art’s YouTube Channel to see Eric’s Solo Art Exhibition Video.

Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Eric and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.

Artist Biography

Abstracted figurative sculptures and drawings are the main focus of Eric Saint Georges’ work.

Eric was born in France. In 1978, after having completed his education in Electrical Engineering, a workshop with the sculptor Petrus triggered his passion for sculpture. He then went to study drawing and sculpture for a year at the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts” in Paris, before spending several months with Petrus, from whom he learned the foundation of his clay technique.

However, it is only in 2015 that he finally decided, after a 35-year engineering career, to go back to art full time. In his drawings, he likes to combine charcoal, ink and watercolor, and uses mostly water-based clay for his sculptures. These medium allow him to work quickly, his main interest being to capture life and energy in as spontaneous and raw a manner as possible. He works mostly from life, his preference being very short poses. He casts his sculpture in bronze, which is time consuming but very rewarding.

Artist Statement

I watch the model; I feel the tension of her movement in my own body. With my knife, I make bold cuts in the block of clay, trying to capture the essence of the pose. I must work fast, to keep the energy flowing… I draw a few lines, quickly, add a couple of watercolor strokes. I do not think, just keep my focus on the model, enjoying the freedom of my hand moving on the paper.

I want my work to be as spontaneous as possible, to reflect my inner energy rather than being what my mind might think it should look like. I like to leave the prints of my tools in the clay, to have extra loose lines in my drawings. These are the witnesses of my process and of my experience and a way to connect better with the viewer.

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