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Aurélie Hoegy’s Surging Rattan Forms Oscillate Between Interior Design and Sculpture — Colossal



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#Aurélie Hoegy #furniture #nature #rattan #sculpture

February 10, 2024

Jackie Andres

“WILD FIBERS Tapestry”. Image © Gordon Spooner, shared with permission

Parisian artist Aurélie Hoegy expertly evokes a perfect vacillation between movement, material and environment within her dynamic rattan sculptures. Relentless ebbs and flows emanate through each form, similar to the seductive dance of ocean waves. wild fibers is a series in which Hoegy takes advantage of the strength and malleability of the material, inviting a dialogue between gesture and object.

Having grown up among rainforest vegetation, Hoegy has always been fascinated by rattan. By chance, a residency in Bali catalyzed the rediscovery of her fiber, prompting her to fall in love with her qualities once again and immerse herself in her history with the help of local artisans. She explains:

I was fascinated by the gestures of the artisans: they work with their whole body, even their feet. They dance with the fiber. It is refined work and they were happy to pass on their knowledge to me, which they know is under threat.

Whether the final product is a chaise, sofa or chair, each piece begins with model preparation. Using a 3D printer, the artist approaches the feat considering the integrity of the material. Hoegy explains: “I take into account the natural and mechanical reactions of the fiber, letting it live and express itself. It’s a collaboration!” As a result, sumptuous forms undulate with life, documenting the dance between body and medium.

The artist is looking forward to an exciting and busy year, with upcoming shows in Texas and Mexico. Be sure to follow his Instagram for updates and see more work on his website.

a waterfall sculpture shaped like a wave, made of molded rattan

Detail of the “WILD FIBERS Tapestry”. Image © Gordon Spooner

Left: rattan sticks.  Right: a wavy rattan chair

Left: Detail of rattan fibers, image © Gordon Spooner. Right: “Favorite WILD FIBERS”, image © Bruno Pellarin

a waterfall sculpture shaped like a wave, made of molded rattan.  A woman crouches next to him.

“WILD FIBER CURVES”. Image © Gordon Spooner

Woven and wavy rattan sticks.

Detail of the rattan braiding. Image © Bruno Pellarin

a waterfall sculpture shaped like a wave, made of molded rattan.  It is located on the beach near the water.

“WILD FIBERS Hammock”

Woven and wavy rattan sticks.

Detail of the rattan braiding. Image © Gordon Spooner

Woven and wavy rattan sticks.

Image © Gordon Spooner

The beginning of a rattan sculpture, taken in a studio.

#Aurélie Hoegy #furniture #nature #rattan #sculpture

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