Pierre-Jean Chabert

French Sculptor – Born in 1978

From the minute to the colossal: a constant search for the unique.

A self-taught sculptor, Michel Audiard created his own lost-wax bronze casting foundry in 1978.

His creative talent ranges from exquisite jewellery, to monumental sculptures of several tons, as well as furniture, pens, and statues. No subject escapes the artist’s eye and everything takes life in his hands.

In the 1990s, he had fun creating sculpture-pens from magical materials (mammoth ivory, meteorite, petrified wood…). The pens can be found all over the world. More than 70 heads of state own an “Audiard pen”.

In the early 21st century, he designed his first “Passages”. A play of light and matter that manifested the invisible through portraits cut from sheets of rusted steel; rust, or the patinated metal surface symbolised the relentless passage of time. A prolific artist, he created over 2000 “Passage” pieces.

He has gained international recognition with his vast production and numerous exhibitions.

His “Z’Animaux Musiciens” appeared in 2011.  Michel Audiard’s discovery of colour was the equivalent of Malevich’s Black Square. After this breakthrough, nothing was to be the same. His following work was based on “colour”. In 2013, his “Z’Animaux Musiciens” enjoyed enormous success and were shown at the Palais Garnier in Paris.

His  latest creations, monumental resin sculptures, once again reflect the artist’s eclectic talent and capacity to reinvent himself.