sophie favre

(born in 1950)

The subtle world full of nuances of a sensitive and spontaneous artist

sophie favre représenté par la Galerie Danielle Bourdette Gorzkowski à honfleur

Biography

Crowded aboard their makeshift boat, a dozen mice drift as if resigned to a mysterious destination. Further on, a middle-aged woman, seated with her back straight, seems lost in thought, indifferent to the efforts of this man who, with a wave of his arm, tacitly invites curious and curious shoppers to share some secret. Masked under three pieces of deceptive material, a wolf watches the whole thing with amused eyes. But maybe her smirk is not addressed to anyone other than us … Touching and fascinating, the inhabitants of Sophie Favre’s unknown but familiar little world surprise, make people smile or arouse pity. They emanate a bewildering simplicity and frankness, a spontaneity and sincerity that hits the mark because they appeal to nothing other than our own emotions and memories.

Sophie Favre is a repeat offender. His work persists in not riding the wave but always camping in the same place, where it is possible to have a little fun with the movement that shakes the world. And his characters, now familiar, have a blast! An old mocking dog has taken to smoking, the runners still haven’t been on a diet, the e-readers haven’t looked up to watch TV. At Sophie Favre, when you bite into an apple, it’s not the gums that bleed, it’s the apple that explodes.

sophie favre représenté par la Galerie Danielle Bourdette Gorzkowski à honfleur
sophie favre représenté par la Galerie Danielle Bourdette Gorzkowski à honfleur
sophie favre représenté par la Galerie Danielle Bourdette Gorzkowski à honfleur
sophie favre représenté par la Galerie Danielle Bourdette Gorzkowski à honfleur