Head of a Panther in crystal by Patrick Villas for Daum France Collection 2018

 

Daum-VILLAS-©2018
Head of a Panther 1/125 crystal 36x22x29cm ©2018

Daum, since 1878

Daum, the legendary glassmaker master, has kept alive for more than a century a love relationship with the greatest artists of its time, giving their work of art a second life of crystal and colours. From the Ecole de Nancy, from Art Nouveau to Art Decoratif, from Majorelle to Dali, Arman and Hilton McConnico, Daum has not missed any of the magic rendez-vous of the artistic creation and modern savoir- faire, which has always renewed the alliance of art and art craft. Few brands have worked with as many artists: for 140 years, more than 350 exceptional signatures have constituted a heritage beyond compare, a unique collection. How to convey those works into crystal sculptures? This is where Daum’s secret lies: shaper of the exception, highly knowledgeable workshop, laboratory of wonders, designer of incomparable objects.

For his first collaboration with Daum, Patrick Villas realizes a proud and powerful panther’s head. Felines are a central theme of his work. The crystal worked with the lost-wax technique transcribes all the work of the material, and preserves the modeling traces specific to the work of Patrick Villas, giving birth to a very contemporary sculpture. The crystal plays with the light and brings a new emotional momentum to Patrick Villas’ work.

“In my work, I use shadows and natural lights to create a living interaction between the interlocutor and the work. I suggest the details and the shadows complete them. Throughout my career, I researched different materials and techniques: painting, sculpture, bronze, clay, ceramics and now crystal. I’ve know Daum since my youth, when I crossed the whole of France in search of antiquities and captivating objects, the vases and lampshades by Daum particularly touched me. Having the opportunity to create especially for Daum Nancy is an honour.” – Patrick Villas

 

 

Latest sculptures by Patrick Villas

 

You’ve missed the recent exhibitions? You can discover the latest works in bronze & ceramic at Galerie Bayart in Paris, at Galerie Bayart Le Touquet (F) and at the Latem Gallery in St Martens-Latem (B). Check out our “Upcoming exhibitions” tab for more info!

Exhibition ‘Big Cats’ at the Centre d’Art Contemporain de la Matmut (2016)

Missed it? Discover the digital 360° visit of the ‘Big Cats’ exhibition at the Centre d’Art Contemporain de la Matmut, held from July 2th – October 2th 2016 in St.-Pierre-de-Varengeville near Rouen (F) : circa 100 sculptures, drawings and paintings by Patrick Villas.

Walk of 7 Monumental Sculptures

Walk of 7 Monumental Sculptures throughout the city of Compiègne (F) – Summer 2017


Video : Reportage de France 3 Picardie de l’exposition “Félinité”, sculptures monumentales de Patrick Villas à Compiègne du 24 juin au 17 septembre 2017. 

Arrival of two Monumental Sculptures in Le Touquet – Paris Plage (F)


Article in La Voix du Nord :

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Deux fauves lâchés au Touquet