Parvine Curie

Date of birth : 1936

Country : France

French sculptor.

Curie’s first works evoke a legendary world full of fairies, imaginary animals, and primitive style figurines. She works by assembling a range of materials. Her work, influenced by journeys to historical or sacred places, has a monumental character. Her sculpture recounts the original myths or refers explicitly to religious traditions, such as Romanesque architecture, the pyramids and Eastern gods.

Demonstrating mastery and a clear preference for classic materials such as stone, wood, and bronze, her solid and compact works are strongly rooted in the earth and yet manifest a place and path toward light. They demonstrate the artist’s mystic quest amid the wealth of materials.

Modern Art Museum in Paris, National Fund for Contemporary Art, Elysée Palace in Paris, Museum of Meudon.