Benoît Averly, wood sculptor, enjoys very much « turning a piece of wood into life ». His standing or wall sculptures are mainly made of oak or ash wood essences , offering possibilities for precise details, and a variety of surface visual appearances. Benoit aims at uncomplicated creations, giving an impression of wide space. Inspiration comes from Nature and also from earlier creations within a permanent thinking process . Awarded by French and American professional associations, Benoit likes very much sharing knowledge with young professionals today. Sculptures mean playing with light, overall shape and wood texture. Benoit loves sharing this activity with clients, and to make them taking up and bringing the sculptures into their own life.
Some Information on Benoit Averly’ activity at International level :
Young Creator award – Ateliers d’Art de France 2006
Purchase Award – American Association of Woodturners
Craft - Maison et Objet - Paris, France (twice a year)
Participation to Art exhibitions in France, in Belgium , Mexico, Japan, United Arab Emirates, …, notably :
March : Artistic collaboration - New Zealand
July : Participation to the AAW symposium (American Association of Woodturners) - Raleigh, USA
December 2017 to February 2018 : AFTAB exhibition -Maison des métiers d’art de Marseille, France January to February : Solo exhibition Galerie Mary-Ann – Mâcon , France
May : Woodturners symposium - Orem, Utah. USA. August and September : Woodturning cruise - Norway
Octobre : Woodturning international seminar - Yarnfield Park . Great Britain
January 20th – April 29th: Exhibition “The Souls of Black Spirits” 1831 Art gallery 6 rue de Lille, Paris.
February 17th -19th : Mini woodturning cruise Norway/Denmark/Norway
February 25th – May 7 th: Collective exhibition at the Musée de Charmey in Switzerland.
March 10th – 18 th : Collaboration Artistique Nouvelle Zélande
March – May : Exhibition “the sphere second round” Gallery of wood art Saint-Paul MN – USA.
June : Auction “the sphere second round” Kansas City MO – USA.
27 November-17 December : Art Festival meeting-debate and collective exhibition at Chez Kaufmann - Brussel Belgium
His sculptures are exhibited in many art galleries worldwide
His sculptures are purchased by many interior architects worldwide
photo credits Gilles Leimdorfer et Studio 120