For the French sculpture, Ingrid Donat, home is an ideal place to showcase her own modern artworks. The artist sculpts furniture and lighting in bronze, giving her creations the enthusiasm and interest of expressionist paintings. Filled with her own modern artworks, I Lobo You is going to guide you on a tour through the artist’s Paris home!
Her refined 17th-century home in Marais, Paris was restored by the artist, in a way that kept and honor the original craftsmanship of the building with stately proportions and painted, beamed ceilings. If your curious about Ingrid Donar’s modern artworks, it is represented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery, which cofounder is Julien Lombrail, her son.
My approach is about imbuing bronze with warmth and vitality by borrowing scarification techniques and visual motifs from tribal societiesIngrid Donar
The artist shaped a personal style out of her background. Ingrid is fascinated by the tribal traditions of Africa and the simplicity of Swedish design since her mother was Swedish, and her father was from the island of Réunion, a French département east of Madagascar, but the artist was born in France. She studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and schooled in French Art Deco by her then-husband, a collector and auctioneer. During the 80’s Diego Giacometti pushed her to passed from sculpture and start creating her own furniture.
Donat wasn’t satisfied with the conventional decorating fabrics, so she started painting textiles, twenty years ago, with irregular stripes and using the results for pillows and upholstery. She combined her own soft furnishings with some French classics, like the armchairs by André Arbus, in the living room, and Frederik Molenschot’s chandelier. Also, the artists choose vintage Moroccan carpets and kilims in sun-baked pinks and persimmons, that bring a pop of color to the earth-toned decor.
As her modern artworks make success, Donat currently stands as one of the most influential living artists in Decorative Arts. Her sculptured bronze furniture pieces exist as a symbiosis between the sophistication of Art Deco against the force of Tribal Art. Carpenters Workshop Gallery also has grown into the largest of its kind, with a cutting-edge production facility on the outskirts of Paris.