« The Generous Humanity of Alexandra Gestin »
Alexandra Gestin possesses a singular talent which mixes strength and sensitivity. She sculpts the qualities of each human being as if it was a gift of life to allow her this discovery…. A voyage, a philosophy, a face... Her instinct guides her. Her imagination inspires her. Her hands create. "Children of the world" and "The Sumos" are the two key themes of her work.
Alexandra Gestin was born in Guérande, a small medieval town, located on the “Côte d’amour” in the West of France.. Destiny would soon take the young Alexandra far away from her native country and her artist-architect grandfather on a number of amazing voyages that gave her, her passion for art. In North Africa, her love for sculpture becomes a passion. In Asia, she is inspired and discovers her first subjects. Today Alexandra is settled in Belgium and it is here that she has found the freedom to explore and develop this passion.
Every face is a place that has affected my life
, says Anna Gavalda. There is that in the works of Alexandra Gestin. For her inspiration, a face, a look or even a photograph. Then with all her energy she starts to work and rework her subject, shaping and moving the clay and argile without stopping. The gesture is beautiful, generous. Her works show a truth, they have style. Her talent is in her contrasts, strength and gentleness, solid but fragile. A wonderful chemistry which is reflected in the work and the personality of Alexandra Gestin.
Antoinette Van Ham