When Marie-Laure Griffe discovered clay in high school, she immediately decided to make it her vocation. After training at the ENSAMAA Olivier de Serres and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, she set up her workshop in Lagny in 1995. She has now been working for more than twenty years in the Paris region, where she creates poetic sculptures that place man at the center of her concerns. Her favorite material is clay, but her passion for modeling also leads her to other materials, especially cement, for large-scale creations.
If Marie Laure Griffe’s approach has evolved considerably over the 20 years of her practice, she remains guided by a leitmotiv: the fascination that the immensity of what surrounds her, the interaction of the individual with his environment, exerts on her. Man is her main subject of observation. Her work reveals an insatiable curiosity, stimulated by a constant amazement. Her recent collection of clouds, which represent for her the link between the sky and the earth, explores again this question of the relationship between the being and the infinite. She gives these nebulous forms an organic aspect: ” clouds of earth “, which aim to signify this tension between the immaterial and a concrete relationship to the earth, to reality.
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