Elodie Boucher

Elodie Boucher


I am a self-taught French artist based in San Francisco since 2015. My mixed-media sculptures explores the relationship between Man and Man-made creations, the perception of beauty and its different representations.

I juxtapose classical sculpture - with quasi-medical details of body structures and appearance that express my fascination for live and colorful organic matter - and black-and-white, cartesian, often-geometrical elements embodying Man's ability to create, formalize thoughts and develop concepts. Bright streams of white light connect both, representing Man's constant desire to create the extraordinary so as to get closer to the end of the tunnel.

This reflexion on Man and his capacity of development and creation, and the resulting mirroring effect between what Is and what Exists, are omnipresent in my most recent series titled "L'Etre et le Néon" ("Being and Neon"), in reference to the philosophical essay from Jean-Paul Sartre, "L'Etre et le Néant" ("Being and Nothingness").

"Where are we going ? Why men need, beyond being, this sense of progress ?"

L'être et le néon