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Agnes Baillon Art

French, b. 1963

‘I have created characters since I was a child.
I studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris, but now I have a preference for sculpture. I do not have an intellectual process or an explanation of what I do, but I try to reflect the emotion shown to me by reality. I work most often from photos of current events, even serious ones such as gratuitous violence. I am fascinated by portraiture and the human body. I cannot imagine making a sculpture without visual expression. It is important for me that the viewer be disturbed, questioned. My characters are often memories of people who are unusual, and I try to give them a visual voice, as if to say that each of us can be a little bit “border-line”. Details such as hair, like references to specific periods, can stifle the imagination of the viewer; I prefer to leave them out or not clearly defined, allowing the viewer to unconsciously project personal experience, as if looking into a mirror. I love the idea of creating eternal life in sculpture, like in the time of the Pharaohs. Using white resin, or combining patina and oil paint on bronze, I try to reproduce the skin and the fragility of the living body. Group portraits are what interest me the most at present. Putting several characters together adds complexity to the reading of the sculpture. Agnès Baillon (translated by David Jester)

One day a visitor at one of my exhibitions came up to me and said, “These are the vestiges of a pacifist civilization.” He hesitated, awaiting my approval or disagreement. I had never looked at things from that angle. In the end it is through the words of others that we really learn about ourselves.

Vestiges. Yes, my figures are memories or fragments of another age, bygone perhaps, though in reality an age that never existed. And pacifist, definitely. I am deeply and personally committed to the power of nonviolence. I grew up in a community devoted to the peaceful struggle for a fair and humane cause. All my life my upbringing has defined me, and I believe that now it’s my turn to fight for certain values. With sculpture. In silence and without shouting. Maybe I am drawing on the poetry and affection inherent in my work to remind people that humanity cannot survive without hope.

My current work focuses on the wounded body, though I find that the theme’s dramatic impact doesn’t go far enough. The wound is not enough. My wounded figures heal themselves. They harden themselves against the violence from the outside world. I want to believe that human beings can rise from the ashes. In creating these bodies that have a life of their own, I also take comfort in the idea of giving life to figures that will outlive us.

Agnès Baillon Paris, April 22, 2011

(Biography provided by Ivy Brown)
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Artist:Agnes Baillon
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Face à Face
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
A pair of papier mâché seated sculptures.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Papier Mâché

La Valise en Carton
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
papier mache sculpture, one of a kind.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Oil, Paper, Glue

Portrait de Jeune
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Portrait de Jeune by Agnes Baillon, 2016 Resin 5.5"l x 4.75"w x 6.25"h
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Resin

Nageuse Argentée
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Hand-painted bust in papier mache.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Papier Mâché

Tenir Son Ame
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Single figure in papier mache.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Papier Mâché

2 Frères (Younger Brother)
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Two brothers in papier mache. This listing specifies the the shorter of the two.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Papier Mâché

Buste de Petite Fille
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Hand-painted bust in papier mache.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Papier Mâché

Marianna
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
One of a kind papier mache figure.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Papier Mâché

Petite Chanteuse
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Standing figure in papier mache.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Papier Mâché

Petite Madonne
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Hand-painted bust in papier mache.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Papier Mâché

2 Frères (Big Brother)
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Two brothers in papier mache. This listing species the the taller of the two.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Papier Mâché

Garçon et Son Ame
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Single figure in papier mache.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Papier Mâché

Fille à la Grosse Boule
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Standing figure in papier mache.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Papier Mâché

Mademoiselle
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
One of a kind.
Category

2010s Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Resin

Petit Fragment I
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
One of a kind.
Category

2010s Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Bronze

Fille aux écouteurs
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
One of a kind.
Category

2010s Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Papier Mâché

Petit cri du coeur
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
One of a kind.
Category

2010s Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Resin

Femme et sa boule
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
One of a kind.
Category

2010s Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Resin

Une ménagère
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
One of a kind.
Category

2010s Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Resin

Jeune Pointant du Doigt
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Jeune Pointant du Doigt by Agnes Baillon Bronze, 02 of 08
Category

Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Bronze

Tartine
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
One of a kind.
Category

2010s Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Resin

Sans ses clés
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
One of a kind. Includes staircase pedestal.
Category

2010s Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Resin

Ortance
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Ortance by Agnes Baillon Bronze, one of a kind
Category

Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Bronze

2 small portraits with gold and silver caps
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
2 small portraits with gold and silver caps by Agnes Baillon Paper mache, silver leaf, gold leaf
Category

Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Maud
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Maud by Agnes Baillon Paper Mache, one of a kind
Category

Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Papier Mâché

Petit buste de Reine
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Petit buste de Reine by Agnes Baillon Paper mach & gold leaf, one of a kind
Category

Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

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Gold Leaf

Femen Croisant les Bras
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Resin
Category

Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Resin

Fragment 1
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Fragment 1 by Agnes Baillon
Category

Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Resin

Grand buste de reine
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Grand buste de reine by Agnes Baillon Paper Mache
Category

Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Papier Mâché

Bernadette fond blanc
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Bernadette fond blanc by Agnes Baillon Paper Mache
Category

Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Lecon de Natation
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
bronze, 03 of 08
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Bronze

Buste Reliquaire Avec Tete D'homme
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
papier mache, one of a kind.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Glue, Oil, Paper

Buste de femme renaissance dans son cadre doré
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
Buste de femme renaissance dans son cadre doré by Agnes Baillon and Eric de Dormae, 2016 Resin and brass 8”l x 5”w x 18"h
Category

Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Resin

Grand Buste de Jeune
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
papier mache, one of a kind.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Glue, Oil, Paper

Buste D'homme
By Agnes Baillon
Located in Culver City, CA
papier mache, one of a kind.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Agnes Baillon Art

Materials

Glue, Oil, Paper

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