Born in 1991 in Paris
Lives in Montreuil and works in Aubervilliers, France
Raphael Sitbon, who graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2016, has a wide-ranging practice that encompasses mediums such as color crayons, carpentry, waxwork, tapestry, ceramic, and glassblowing. These large-scale sculptures, representing common household objects, are made from wood, metal, and resin. “But only a shadow of these household objects remains,” Sitbon says. “What follows is a succession of forms and languages that expand the object until it loses its name and function, before turning into sculpture.”
Sitbon’s solo exhibitions include Festina Lente, Conservatoire d’art plastique de Pantin, Pantin (2022) and group shows include Le métier de vivre, Théâtre des expositions, ENSBA, Paris (2022); There will be light, Poush Manifesto, Paris (2021); Flat at Commissariat: Laure Flammarion, Espace Voltaire Paris, Paris (2021); 69ème édition Jeune Création, Fondation Faminco, Romainville (2020); Aux sources des années 80, MASC musée Saintes-Croix, Sables d’Olonnes (2019). In 2020, he is laureate of the Jeune Création Prize.
Text from Mendes Wood DM Brussels