The hand and the spirit: when matter takes shape...
Each animal in the bestiary is a true four-handed creation and embodies both a strong original inspiration and the most accomplished expression of our art.
Exhibitions are unique moments that show us in the public eye. They allow us to discuss with artists, professionals, to find inspiration or to receive a commission for our next work. Meet us in Paris, London, Miami, Moscow, Dinard, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Megève, or Courchevel.
From an early age, Bernard Bessoud was drawn to drawing, painting and then sculpture, perpetually concerned with detail that provokes emotion. He devoted himself to it regularly, and relentlessly, alongside a busy first professional life.
Arnaud Bessoud has always been immersed in an artistic universe. He cut his teeth with drawing, pastel, oil, drawing inspiration from the greatest and then creating in turn. The sculpture and restoration of historical monuments (notably the Cathedral of Reims or the Opéra Garnier in Paris) have opened up new horizons for him.
Then it was at Fonderie Chapon foundry, one of the last art foundry in Paris, that he discovered both the ancestral know-how and innovative methods of working with bronze. This last decisive step which marks the beginning of a common, artistic and family adventure: BAB, Bernard & Arnaud BESSOUD.
Like a parallel and invisible thread, Africa determines what will be their initiatory journey.
At the dawn of the 2000s, they set off together and discovered Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe… Their goal: to capture as closely as possible the accuracy of animal expression.
On their return, they start their work, "Le Bestiaire", a collection of animal sculptures in bronze, where they sculpt in total harmony, always with four hands, sometimes even six-hands , when their daughter and sister Elise join them. Family, always.
They quickly became known to the art world, galleries, show personalities, passionate amateurs and exhibited in France and internationally, from Houston to Miami, London, Monaco, Moscow, Brussels or Gstaad ...
And continue to draw their inspiration from the spectacle of a wild world that fascinates them.
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