Born in 1961 in Tours – France
– Court circuit Festival in Nantes – France
– Nouvelle Donne – Langeais – France
– Artworks valued by Cambridge Expertise Ltd – Uk
Eigor has always been an extremely curious person. He is also very environmentally aware, especially with regard to the way people endlessly amass things of all shapes and sizes and throw away tools and machines that have hardly ever been used. It is among all this that he has found, literally, the raw materials of his art.
Engine parts, bicycle chains, motor bike chains, adjustable spanners or other old tools are all given new life and purpose as his art emerges out of iron, steel, and sheet metal.
As the spirit moves him, his welding torch makes unusual shapes out of the bits of machinery and tools: for instance, a fire extinguisher morphs into a crocodile with jagged teeth…
In contrast to that is Gregoire a likeable little dog you might even feel tempted to stroke, fashioned from a crankshaft, a connecting rod, a bearing and two hand saws!
If you are an arachnophobe, look no further than Eigor’s spider, made from a welding rod, sprockets and soup spoons.
His bed springs and ball-bearings frog seems ready to leap into the air.
These old tools and engine parts are a potent symbol of our times with its uneasy consumerism.
Drawing on the past to point the way to a future more respectful of the environment, Eigor’s work reminds us of the ecological imperatives that are now following this period of excess and waste.
Forever inspired by a yearning for freedom without which his work would be soulless, Eigor welds, glues, scrapes clean, bends and repaints everything that can be transformed into a new work of art.
This artist shows us that materials have a soul as he sets off on a journey, sometimes without knowing its destination.
Thus begins an unusual adventure whose outcome is unsure, just like in a love story
We have here an artist who, over the years, has built up an outstanding body of work which may bring to mind the work of the “new realists”.
In their time, César and Armand gave us “compressions” and “expansions” while Eigor gives us “recyclations”…..
What does it matter whether he is an abstract or figurative artist, he’s quite simply a witness to our times.
His creative spirit, poking fun at consumer society, is always out to surprise and amuse us.
He sees the world through a child’s eyes and his art moves us by its poetry and humanity.
Collectors would do well to keep a close eye on this artist whose work speaks very much to us today.
Art Critique CE/CA