Adeline de Monseignat
The Body (aka The Eclair), 2013
Vintage fur, hand-blown glass, pillow filler, sika block, fabric and buttons
69 ¾ x 15 x 17 3/8 in
177.2 x 38.1 x 44.1 cm

Adeline de Monseignat (b. 1987, Monaco)

Adeline de Monseignat lives and works in London. Themes around the body, fertility, sexuality and origin are recurrent in her’s practice, often dealt in her sculptures and installations with organic, sensual and fragile materials such as fur, coffee, eggshells, and wood, in order to let these materials do what the body itself does: yield to the damages of time.  With influences such as Meret Oppenheim, Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse and Gabriel Orozco, her work falls into a genre of sculpture known as ‘soft sculpture’. (via the artist's statement)

Monseignat received her MA in Fine Art with Distinction from City & Guilds of London Art School. Following her graduation, she has begun showing her work in the UK, America and Berlin. She recently completed a residency at Pioneer Works in Redhook, Brooklyn, and participated in a group exhibition titled Dead Inside at Bleecker Street Arts Club. Currently, her works are on view at Gerson Zevi in London as part of the exhibition The London Project, which will be on view through November 1, 2013.

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