Jean Octobon


Le travail de Jean Octobon se lit dans ses mains noircies par le métal.
Inox, aluminium et acier coulent dans ses veines . Comme avant lui son grand père forgeron chaudronnier , Jean a le vertige de ces matériaux bruts qu’il aime faire plier.
Enfant du pays nicois , c’est à quelques mètres de la mer qu’il installe son premier atelier. Il dessine, conçoit et fabrique des pièces uniques. Son autonomie est totale et nécessaire pour lui qui n’accepte aucun compromis quant à la qualité de son travail .
Un alliage puissant et une signature, celle de l’artiste Jean Octobon.

English version

Jean Octobon, metal sculptor.
Jean Octobon’s work can be read in his hands, blackened by metal.
Aluminium and steel run in his veins: it is from his grandfather, blacksmith, that he got his passion for raw materials.
From his father, art professor, he inherited a passion for visuals: he studied art history and design, and developed a keen interest for architecture, technology, and structures.
Child of the French Riviera, it is only a few meters from the sea that he set up his first studio & workshop. When design was not yet in the spotlight of new media, Jean Octobon was already seeking to fuse beautiful and useful.
He draws, designs, and makes unique pieces. He works alone, as he will not accept to compromise the quality of his work at any stage of the creating process. Very quickly, his stairs, fireplaces, and other productions take place in beautiful villas of the South of France.
His reputation grows, as do his wishes, and from the metal expert evolves a sculptor.
The artist affirms himself today with this spectacular series: “Animal Facets”. Shark, swordfish, bear, eagle… all of his sculptures impress in both their apparent simplicity, and the strength of their expression.
Once more, Jean Octobon is present at every stage, from the choice of the subject, through the sketches and studies, to the realisation of the prototype and, finally, the birth of the animal.
It is thanks to the antique tradition of coppersmith techniques that he obtains this finesse, these perfect lines and angles. One cannot help but be reminded of the sculptures of the 1930’s, while admiring Jean Octobon’s style, unmistakeably futuristic. A powerful alloy, and a signature – that of the artist Jean Octobon.

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