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Martine Demal Art

French, b. 1948

With her contemporary sculptures, Martine Demal explores the different possibilities of bronze, pushing her chosen material to its limits while embarking on a journey of more than several decades toward self-realization and reflection. 

Born in 1948, Demal graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1970. The French artist's career began in graphic design and ceramics. However, she discovered a passion for sculpting after meeting celebrated French sculptor Louis Derbré. Derbré invited Demal to become his student, but she declined, insisting she had to find her own style.

Inspired by the human body, Demal initially worked with live models. “In a human body, you have a landscape, a painting, a volume; you have everything,” she said. As her sculpting process evolved, Demal’s human sculptures transformed from figurative to more abstract forms. 

From her workshop and atelier in Ivry-sur-Seine in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, Demal continues to challenge herself, seeking to create bronze sculptures that represent power and strength and materialize as blocky, dense forms as well as slender human figures. The interplay of shadow and light is a recurring theme in her abstract and figurative sculptures such as In Line (1994), The Passage (1997) and Writing is a Journey (2018).

Demal regularly exhibits her works in solo and group shows in France and throughout Europe and has won numerous awards. These include the Louis Derbré Prize, the Jacqueline Thome-Patenôtre Prize, a medal awarded by the town of Garches and the Pierre Gianadda Foundation Award, presented by the Académie des Beaux-Arts — Institut de France.

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Artist: Martine Demal
Them by Martine Demal - Bronze sculpture, standing human figures, abstract, grey
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Them is a bronze sculpture by sculptor Martine Demal, dimensions are 49 x 15 x 11.5 cm (19.3 × 5.9 × 4.5 in). The sculpture is sold with a plexiglas base which dimensions are 15 x 11...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Janus's Heads by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, abstract, grey
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Janus's Heads is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 54 × 26 × 17 cm (21.3 × 10.2 × 6.7 in). The sculpture is signed and numbered, it is p...
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1990s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

The Great Secret by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, human figure
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
The Great Secret is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 87 × 21 × 10 cm (34.3 × 8.3 × 3.9 in). The sculpture is signed and numbered, it is...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Signs and Writing n°6 by Martine Demal - Bronze sculpture, abstract, harmony
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Signs & Writings n°6 is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including patinated brass base are 89 × 65 × 26 cm (35 × 25.6 × 10.2 in). The sculpture i...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze, Brass

Duo by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, semi abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Duo is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 48 × 20 × 22 cm (18.9 × 7.9 × 8.7 in).   The sculpture is signed and numbered, it is part of a l...
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1990s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

The Dolmen by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, semi-abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
The Dolmen is a bronze sculpture with a white stone plinth by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 43 × 17 × 10 cm (16.9 × 6.7 × 3.9 in). The sculpture is signed...
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1990s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Stone, Bronze

Punctuation by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, abstract, harmony
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Punctuation is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including patinated brass base are 43 × 50 × 30 cm (16.9 × 19.7 × 11.8 in). The sculpture is signe...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Signs & Writings No. 1 by M. Demal - large bronze sculpture, abstract, 6ft6-high
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Bronze sculpture with patinated brass base. Dimensions: 200 × 48 × 48 cm (dimensions include the base of the sculpture, which is 4 cm H x 48 cm L x 48 cm D). Limited edition of 8 + ...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Fragment n°3 by Martine Demal - Bronze sculpture, abstract, harmony of forms
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Fragment n°3 is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including patinated brass base are 60 × 30 × 10.5 cm (23.6 × 11.8 × 4.1 in). The sculpture is sig...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Signs and Writings No. 3 by Martine Demal - Outdoor bronze sculpture, abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Signs and Writings No. 3 is a monumental bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including patinated brass base are 93 × 102 × 33 cm (36.6 × 40.2 × 13 in). ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

The Others by Martine Demal - Bronze sculpture, group of human figures, harmony
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
The Others is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 32 × 29 × 6 cm (12.6 × 11.4 × 2.4 in). The sculpture is signed and numbered, it is part ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

The Ones by Martine Demal - Bronze sculpture, group of human figures, harmony
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
The Ones is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 51 × 10 × 6 cm (20.1 × 3.9 × 2.4 in). The sculpture is signed and numbered, it is part of ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Stonehenge by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, abstract, harmony
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Stonehenge is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 43 × 43 × 12 cm (16.9 × 16.9 × 4.7 in). The sculpture is signed and numbered, it is part...
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1990s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Stone, Bronze

The Group by Martine Demal - Bronze sculpture, group of human figures, harmony
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
The Group is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 40 × 21.5 × 5.5 cm (15.7 × 8.5 × 2.2 in). The sculpture is signed and numbered, it is par...
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1990s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Warrior by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, human figure, large
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Warrior is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 132 × 31 × 18 cm (52 × 12.2 × 7.1 in). The sculpture is signed and numbered, it is part of ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Vibration n°2 by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Vibration n°2 is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including base (wood plinth, steel base) are 61 × 24 × 12 cm (24 × 9.4 × 4.7 in). The sculpture i...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze, Steel

Fragment n°2 by Martine Demal - Bronze sculpture, abstract, harmony of forms
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Fragment n°2 is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including patinated brass base are 60 × 30 × 10.5 cm (23.6 × 11.8 × 4.1 in). The sculpture is sig...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

The Passage by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, abstract, harmony
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
The Passage is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 43 × 27 × 24 cm (16.9 × 10.6 × 9.4 in). The sculpture is signed and numbered, it is par...
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1990s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Signs and Writings No. 5 by Martine Demal - Bronze sculpture, abstract, harmony
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Signs and Writings No. 5 is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including patinated brass base are 115 × 50 × 50 cm (45.3 × 19.7 × 19.7 in). The scul...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Harmony n°2 by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, Abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Harmony n°2 is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 19 × 30 × 14 cm (7.5 × 11.8 × 5.5 in). The sculpture is signed and numbered, it is part...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Landscape N°1 by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, human figures
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Landscape N°1 is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, it measures 78 x 35 x 10 cm (30.7 × 13.8 × 3.9 in), these dimensions include the base (the sculpture measure...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Brass, Bronze

Writing is a Journey by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Writing is a Journey is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including patinated brass base are 43 × 130 × 36 cm (16.9 × 51.2 × 14.2 in). The sculptur...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Writing No. 4 by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Writing No. 4 is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including patinated brass base are 56 × 36 × 18 cm (22 × 14.2 × 7.1 in). The sculpture is signed...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Signs and Writings No. 4 by Martine Demal - Bronze sculpture, abstract, harmony
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Signs and Writings No. 4 is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including base are 110 × 65 × 30 cm (43.3 × 25.6 × 11.8 in). The sculpture is signed ...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

In Line by M. Demal - Bronze sculpture, group of female figures, semi-abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
In Line is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions are 43 × 25 × 7 cm (16.9 × 9.8 × 2.8 in). These dimensions include the base which measures 11 x ...
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1990s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Harmony No. 3 by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Harmony No. 3 is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including base are 38 × 28 × 9.5 cm (15 × 11 × 3.7 in). The sculpture is signed and numbered, it ...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Writing No. 2 by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Writing No. 2 is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including brass base are 68 cm × 24 cm × 18 cm (26.8 × 9.4 × 7.1 in). The sculpture is signed and...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

The Warriors by Martine Demal - bronze sculpture, group of human figures
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Bronze sculpture, patinated brass or steel plinth. 167 cm × 60 cm × 30 cm. Limited edition of 8 + 4 A.P., each signed and numbered. Dimensions include the plinth of the sculpture, w...
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1990s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze, Steel

The Meeting by Martine Demal - bronze sculpture, group of human figures
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Bronze sculpture, 60 cm × 59 cm × 15 cm. Limited edition of 8 + 4 A.P., each signed and numbered. Dimensions include the base of the sculpture, which is H 1 cm x W 59 cm x D 14 cm. ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Great Warriors by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, human figure
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Bronze sculpture, 132 cm × 31 cm × 18 cm. Limited edition of 8 + 4 A.P., each signed and numbered. Dimensions include the base of the sculpture, which is H 1 cm x W 31 cm x D 18 cm. ...
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1990s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Together by Martine Demal - bronze sculpture, standing human figures
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
This work is a bronze sculpture by Martine Demal which dimensions are 88 x 55 x 30 cm (4.6 × 21.7 × 11.8 in). It weighs 20 kg and is part of a limited ed...
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1990s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Large Vibration by Martine Demal - Contemporary bronze sculpture, abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Large Vibration is a bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including base are 206 × 103 × 45 cm (81.1 × 40.6 × 17.7 in). The sculpture is signed and numb...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

Signs and Writings No. 2 by Martine Demal - Outdoor bronze sculpture, abstract
By Martine Demal
Located in Paris, FR
Signs and Writings No. 2 is a monumental bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Martine Demal, dimensions including patinated brass base are 235 × 70 × 45 cm (92.5 × 27.6 × 17.7 in)...
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2010s Contemporary Martine Demal Art

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Bronze

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Find a wide variety of authentic Martine Demal available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse by medium to find art by Martine Demal in bronze, metal, brass and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Martine Demal, so small editions measuring 4 inches across are available. Martine Demal prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $6,712 and tops out at $160,639, while the average work can sell for $15,184.

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