Valérie Marazzani

An instinctive and intuitive artist, Valérie Marazzani was born in May 1966 in Chatenay-Malabry in the suburbs of Paris. After studying business, she worked for 12 years in electronics, where she took advantage of her professional trips to visit the museums of Europe. After the birth of her second child, she decided, with the blessing of her father, who in the meantime had become her biggest fan, to return to her first aspiration, borne from her childhood memories. Her dad, a jazz musician, had refused to join an art school, for fear of a future that was too chaotic.

Valérie travelled the parks and gardens of Paris to find the sculptures that her paternal grandfather copied on his school notebooks. 20 years ago, she began her sculpture work with direct carving, and 3 years ago she moved towards moulding and resin, including monuments for outdoor spaces. From her animal work emerged spontaneous forms with curved lines and pure, solid, and round modelling. Natural strength and simplicity come together. Power and sweetness are balanced, life is born in the sketched movements. Still one moment, the silhouettes come to life with the first look on their faces. Whilst she loves art as a whole, she has a special attraction to modern and contemporary art. Two artists stand out: Henry Moore for sculpture and Zao Wou-Ki for painting.

Inuit art particularly moves her, whether in painting or sculpture, whatever the material used. For her next exhibitions, she will attend the Autumn Fair at the end of October.

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