Red Town Sculpture Garden
Pierre Matter est un sculpteur-ferrailleur français, né le 4 avril 1964 dans le Haut-Rhin, dans la vallée de Munster.
Pierre Matter is a French sculptor, born on April 4, 1964 in Haut-Rhin, in the valley of Munster.
Pierre Matter is an artist & sculptor who attemps to bring into concrete form the effects of the uncontrolled acceleration of change on our lives & our planet due the current technological explosion. He says “My artistic work fits into this disruptive era, when all the limits are constantly beeing called into question by technology & science.”
French self-taught sculptor Pierre Matter was born April 4, 1964 in Haut-Rhin, in the valley of Munster. After a rather mystical childhood, he, without conviction, left his studies in math for artistic creation. He tried his hand at gouache, watercolor, was involved in drawing comics and bas-reliefs in stone. He finally found his artistic way in sculpture that has always been his main passion. Pierre Matter has been creating stunning sculptures for more than ten years. His art studio is actually his garage, where he using copper, aluminum, bronze, rubber and everything that comes to hand creates his scrap metal artworks. Steampunk Sculpture by Pierre Matter combines nature and products of industrial world. Some of his sculptures weigh more than six tons.
The sci-fi filled worlds of Pierre Matter are something quite unique to the artist. Stemming from his childhood imaginings, Matter’s works practically walk out from his cognitive conjuring into a proposed reality of mechanic/organic Hybrid creations. The evolution of mechanical reliance has progressed so rapidly, that it has hindered mankind as much as it has helped us to progress.
Speaking of humanity’s reliance on our mechanised world - be it external or integrated to man– technology and machinery have become so essential to mankind’s survival that it is practically inherent, built into us as an extension of our mortal being.