Edouard Martinet

Artist Biography: Edouard Martinet was born in Le Mans, France in 1963 he studied art at ESAG, Paris and graduated in 1988. From 1988 to 1992 he lived and worked in Paris as a graphic designer, and in 1990 started sculpting and staging exhibitions. From 1992 to 1995 he lived in Charente before moving to his current location in Rennes where he teaches art at L'Institut des Arts Appliques

The Fly

36 x 42 x 30 cm 14 1/4" x 16 1/2" x 11 3/4" (height x length x depth) LEGS: kitchen utensils to peel potatoes, bike brakes, bike chains.
CLAWS: small typewriter parts
HEAD: motor vehicle rear light
PROBOSCIS: car hood hinge
ANTENNAE: ski boots fasteners
THORAX: motorbike headlight. On the top: 50’s kitchen utensil
STABILIZERS: chromium-plated snail tongs
WINGS: the glass is set in a windscreen wiper brush holder
ABDOMEN: motorbike headlight , part of a ceiling lamp
BASE: 50’s fake metal tiling