by Ariadna Zierold
Edouard Martinet is fascinated by the biological forms of insects, fish, and arthropods. He assembles gargantuan depictions of the creatures with found automotive and bicycle parts. Martinet’s ability to build something so organic from mechanical components is nothing short of astounding.
What sets Edouard’s work apart is the brilliant formal clarity of his sculptures, and their extraordinary elegance of articulation. His degree of virtuosity is unique: he does not solder or weld parts, his sculptures are screwed together. This gives his forms an extra level of visual richness.