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Xavier LE NORMAND

Xavier LE NORMAND

Xavier le Normand strives to perpetually reevaluate his techniques in search of new textures and effects in the matter. The art of glass making fascinates him. In his art, he confronts the immediacy and perpetual movement of blowing the burning glass faced to the time invested when he reworks and resculpts the cold glass. The artist feeds his never-ending inspiration from his many travels throughout the world, where he encountered the very best, such as Monica Guggisberg & Philippe Baldwin. His sculptures seem like imaginary geographies, crossed by strange rivers or volcanoes; unknown gassy planets; multi-colored spheres that fascinate the viewer.


Xavier le Normand cherche à réévaluer sans cesse ses techniques à la recherche de nouvelles textures et effets de matière. L'art de la fabrication du verre le fascine. Dans ses oeuvres, il confronte l'immédiateté et le mouvement perpétuel de souffler le verre brûlant face au temps investi quand il retravaille et resculpte le verre froid. L'artiste nourrit son inspiration sans fin de ses nombreux voyages à travers le monde, où il a rencontré les meilleurs, dont Monica Guggisberg et Philippe Baldwin. Ses sculptures ressemblent à des cartographies imaginaires, traversées par des rivières ou des volcans étranges; planètes gazeuses inconnues; sphères multicolores qui fascinent le spectateur.

  • 1978Born in France
  • 2001European glass worker Companion's Diploma at CERFAV, Lorraine, France
  • 2001Le Normand learns the glass blowing tehcniques at CERFAV "Centre Européen de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers", Lorraine, France
  • 2004Scholarship awarded by the City of Paris.
  • 2008The artist is granted the "Lino Tagliapietra" scholarship for a masterclass in Pilchuck, in the State of Washington
  • 2009Teaches glass blowing techniques in the University of Tokyo where he is granted the honorifictitle of Sensei. Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2009Xavier le Normand is laureate of the prestigious "Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main", Paris, France
  • 2016Xavier le Normand lives and works in Paris
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"Cartographies imaginaires"
June 2014
"Cartographies imaginaires"DOSSIER Les verriers Création -Métiers d'ART

Artiste verrier - Souffleur
June 2014
Artiste verrier - SouffleurVIDEO PRIX BETTENCOURT

Interview
June 2014
InterviewOisterwijk Sculptuur 2012

Press Release
March 2013
Press Release"Without Black, no Color has any Depth. - Xavier le Normand & Jean-Paul Blais", by LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects

"Les Rêves de Verre de Xavier le Normand"
March 2013
"Les Rêves de Verre de Xavier le Normand"By Dominique Blanc, Connaissance des Arts

  • 2013LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects, "Without Black, No Color has any Depth", Brussels, Belgium
  • 2012Pan Amsterdan
  • 2012Gallery Etienne
  • 2012Oisterwijk sculptuur
  • 2012Start Strasbourg, Gallery Clara Scremini, Strasbourg, France
  • 2012Galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France
  • 2010Galerie David Bellanger, Paris, France
  • 2010Galerie David Bellanger, Paris, France
  • 2010Piretti Gallery, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium
  • 2010Galerie Vue sur mer, Dinard
  • 2010Exhibition at Plazza Athene with Maison Parisienne, Paris, France
  • 2010Salon AD des décorateurs à l'Hotel Dassault, Paris, France
  • 2010Galerie Humaine Comédie, Paris, France
  • 2010Musée Languedocien, Montpellier, France
  • 2010Galerie l'art de l'objet, Aix en Provence, France
  • 2010Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Clara Scremini, Paris, France
  • 2009Sanske Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2009Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk
  • 2009Salon des tuileries, Galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France
  • 2009Glass inspiration, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2008Themes & Variations Gallery, London, UK
  • 2008European Glass Context, Bornholm, Denmark
  • 2008Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk
  • 2008Galerie Scremini, Paris, France
  • 2007Galerie Nakama, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007Galerie Rossella Junk,Venise, Italy
  • 2007Galerie Braggiotti, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2006Pavillion of Art & Design, Galerie Clara Scremini, London, UK
  • 2006Galerie Clara Scremini, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium
  • 2006Galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France
  • 2005Group Exhibition Bains-Douches Pigalle
  • 2005Salon "Start", Galerie Clara Scremini, Strasbourg, France
  • 2005Galerie Pirretti, Knokke-le-Zoute
  • 2005Galerie Ovadia, Nancy
  • 2004Exhibition at the Chateau de Jumilhac, Dordogne