Overview
"An Old Tale of Animal - A Childhood Dream"

“I work on the thread of emotion, on what helps us to live; a meeting, childhood memories, an animal cares, the beauty of things.”

- Sophie Verger

 
• It is a very old story, perhaps a myth, perhaps not, when the earth was a garden where they lived in peace, an era of harmony and of games: the childhood of the world. It was a time when the children of men learned to speak the language of the seal, even before the forces of nature incarnates themselves sometimes in the hippopotamus, sometimes in the crocodile. 
 
• It is here that Sophie Verger guides us, among the beasts of the museum, in a tranquil world where peace and carefree bliss reign... carefree, it is necessary to brave the Laws of Gravity as her models often do: where art reigns, with a vigorous trunk nothing is impossible. 
 
• Sophie Verger sculpts poems, whole tales in one piece... All these stories that make us grow, this need to constantly rediscover the time when naivety was protecting us and instinct was our guide, but also all this spontaneous joy, this humor and this tenderness which she sculpts in the details of the gesture. Sophie Verger offers both the subject of our childhood and a primitive reminder to the child who remains in us, to return to that essential of life after which we run, all of us every day.
 
• Sophie Verger is a fairy who knows how to transform an emotion into an animal, a sensation, a feeling in a recollected memory. She combines these anthropomorphic being and mixes the human and the animal world in surprising ways.
 
• An absurd world, a human world, a world of humour. An univers of strange beings where man and beast were sometimes merges. A world that nobody really believes in, but that must continue to pursue its existence. Condemned to exist. By echoing the complexity of human relationships, by remaining alien to received ideas, the world of Sophie Verger has lost its point of reference. 
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Biography

One of the best French Animal Sculptor

European Prizes & Museum Expositions

• Sophie VERGER was born in Paris in 1953.

 
• As a teenager, Sophie Verger attended The Academy of the Grande Chaumière and the Montparnasse 80 evening school.
1970: Art schools of Paris at the ROEDERER Academy of Art.
1971: Nissim school of CAMONDO, where she discovered sculpture during drawing workshops at the Museum BOURDELLE.
Sophie Verger passed the entrance examination at the Beaux-Arts and was admitted.
1995: Amazed by the exhibition at the LOUVRE on German sculpture of the 15th century, Sophie Verger began to diversify her work by modelling virgins with heads of draped animals
Exhibition, Whitstable, Great Britain.
1996: The artist began her the series of shields. At this time, she created amongst other works, the stacked time less warriors, inspired by the song of Craonne.
1999: Then followed the series of eggs, eggs which exploded, releasing wide-eyes characters.

 

•    Collections:

- Several municipalities acquired her work (Berck, Chantilly, Saint-Brieuc, Saint-Ouen l'Aumône, Sarlat, Vauréal, Villers-Cotterêts, Viroflay), France
- Museum collections in Europe and China
- Private collections in the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands.

 

•  Awards &Prizes

2005: Invitation of council of regional artist of Picardie, France

2005: Contemporary Art Festival, guest of honor, Senlis, France

2000: The Public Prize on the theme of wildlife, at the exhibition "Sculptures & Jardins", Lille, France. A theme that gradually became for her a source of inexhaustible inspiration

 

• Exhibitions : 

Art Yī Gallery is the exclusive gallery of Sophie Verger in Brussels, Belgium..

 

Our latest exhibitions :

2022: "A Tale of Animal", group exhibitions, Brussels, Belgium

2022: London Art Fair, London, England

2022: Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

2021: "Timeless", group exhibition, Brussels, Belgium

2021: "Art Exhibition for the Hommage of René Julien", Ramatuelle, France

2021: Art Up Lille, Lille, France

2021: "Blooming", group exhibition, Brussels, Belgium

2021: Together, group exhibition, Brussel, Belgium

 

2020: "Sculptures in liberty", Archaeological Museum of Val d'Oise, France

2020: Solo exhibition, Biarritz, France

2019: Solo exhibition, Brussels, Belgium

2019: "Vital Connections", Natural History Museum of Lille, France

2018: Solo exhibition, Montpellier, France

2017: Solo exhibition, Museum Opal Sud, France

2014: Solo exhibition, France

2014: Large sculptures presented in the courtyard of the Sorbonne, Paris, France

2013: "Beast & Human", Duo exhibition, Magdalenenkapelle Landshut, Germany

2013: Solo exhibition,  Le Touquet, France

2010: Solo exhibition, Museum François Pompon, Saulieu, France

2010: Solo exhibitions, Reims, France

2009: Exhibition in Germany

2009: Exhibition at Burgerweshuis in Zierikzee, Netherlands

2008:  Solo exhibition, Syrian Arab Cultural Center, Paris, France

2008: Solo exhibition, Aquarium Museum, Nancy, France

2008: Exhibition, Ecomuseum of Briqueterie / Saint Brieuc / Trégomeur Zoo, France

2007: Solo exhibition, Musée Château de Boulogne sur Mer, France

2007: Solo exhibition, City Hall of Saint Ouen l'Aumône, France

2007: Solo exhibition, garden of Daubigny Museum,  France

2005: MAC 2005, Parism France

2005: Exhibition, Paris, France

2004: "Mers les bains", Solo exhibition, Espace Jacques Prévert, France

2003:  1st "Rhinoceros" sculpture exhibition, Lyon, France

2003: MAC editions 2003, Paris, France

2002:  Solo exhibition, POMPON Museum, Saulieu, France

2001: Solo exhibition, Brussels, Belgium

2001: 1st museum exhibition, Museum Adzac, Paris, France

2000:  "Animal theme exhibition", Museum BOURDELLE, France, 

2000: 1st bronze sculpture exhibition, Paris, France

2000: Solo exhibition, City Hall of Lille, Lille,  France

1999: Solo exhibition, Paris, France

1999: Exhibition at LINEART Contemporary Art Fair, Ghent, Belgium

1999: Exhibition at the Château of Grouchy, Osny, France

1999: Exhibition at the CORDERIE, a former factory in Etaples, France

1995:Exhibition, Paris, France

 

Until Today: Museum exhibitions and galleries continue to this day...

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