Biographical information/Professional background
Emmanuel Bour is an artist of open air. He lives in the countryside in the middle of orchards and forests. He sculptures the wood which he returns to the contemporary reality, his stake is as well esthetic as contextual.
Emmanuel Bour works by taking care that his sculptures are modular and contaminated. He reveals tracks fossilized by hidden imprints. Spectral images which bring out underground passages of the imagination. The watcher becomes a detective and a co-creator of the fictional potential. Penetrable or impenetrable for the one who looks, the questioning are left by a big poetic strength.
“I like trees, their beauty, their longevity which watches crossing our short lives of agitated and unconscious human beings, their wisdom, their simple stubbornness to want to live and to grow up, their upward tropism, their infinite diversity. They are marvels, they do not live in the same space-time as we, what makes them for me more interesting still.”
In the chaos of the raw material, a face, a body, a shape appear. But the search for the representation is abandoned to give way to the imagination, the whim. The reference does not matter. What account it is the primal energy, the fascination which it generates. (…)
Emmanuel Bour did sculptor’s classic ornemaniste training course from 1979 till 1982. In 1987/1988 he is the pupil of the sculptor Mariano Vilaplana.. Follow numerous trainings of sculptures on stone, bronze cast iron or Molding on nude.
Since 1990, Emmanuel exposes his sculptures in France, in Germany, in Switzerland, in the Netherlands and in the Luxembourg. In 2016, he participates in the world day of the wood in Kathmandu (Nepal)
The gallery French Arts Factory accompanies in a perm way the artist and presents regularly his works.