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The town hall in the 6th arrondissement of Paris is showing the artwork of sculptor Davide Galbiati from 11 December 2021 to 8 January 2022.

Davide Galbiati was born in Italy and studied art in South Tyrol. In 2012, Davide moved to France, working on his sculptural pieces. 

He sculpts concrete and wood. For his wooden pieces, he draws inspiration from trees and the human being. Then he combined the two to experiment in opposing forms – one natural and living and the other artificial and inert. He sees himself as an alchemist, trying to transform grey concrete into something living and breathing – something more pliable but durable. 

This series is called The Seed as part of the ‘Nature et Paysages’ (Nature and Landscapes) ART-GEO200 exhibition to celebrate 200 years of the Geographical Society of Paris. 

Davide writes: ‘For nature, what matters is transmission, continuity. Nature has embellished a fruit to make it desirable, so that Man and animals feed on its flesh and allow the Seed to spread. The Seed thus conquers territories, redesigns landscapes, transforms biodiversity-bearing information within herself. If the flesh of a fruit symbolically represents the Body, then the kernel can be regarded as its Spirit. The first is destined to disappear and the second to last. Like the fruit, Men must become Seed bearers, the receptacle of vital information intended to be transmitted through future generations.’

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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