Born in 1955 French born Alain Bellino discovered the world of metal and ornamentation while working in his father’s workshop in the 1980’s, where he developed and practiced his technique on gold and silver plating and bronze restoration.
After many years and technical research dedicated to rehabilitating and the re-composing of objects, he began creating new work founded by this artistry in 2010. The ornament is torn from its original support and then becomes the very structure of his sculptures. Bronze ornamentations assembled by extremely precise welding are the base material. In his work of re-directing and re-assembling, which is both iconoclast and highly rigorous, from a formal point of view, at the crossroads between past and future, Alain Bellino sublimates and rehabilitates the medium.
“Weighted with the nobility of the material joined to their own history, they support a fragmented memory and they bring a precious help as well as a constraint.” Alain Bellino
Alain Bellino gets special inspiration from the Renaissance period. “Vanitas” are one of his favorite themes, typical of classical sceneries.