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

Three Beetles

(height x length x depth) Weevil
BODY: lamp shade for a lamp used on a sewing machine
THORAX: bike headlight
EYES: metal eyelets off a canvas cover, wire mesh
HEAD, NOSE: oil can
ANTENNAE: bike chains, nutcracker parts
UNDER THE BODY: car light
LEGS: handles of a car, windscreen wipers,
bike chain guards, wing nuts, seafood forks

Red Longicorn Insect
BODY: hull of a 50’s toy boat
THORAX: a 50’s toy locomotive cab
EYES: big upholstry tacks
CLAW: pliers
ANTENNAE: compasses
LEGS: compasses, tools to fill cartridges of
shotguns, bike chains, snail forks

Tortoise Beetle
SHELL: swimming pool bronze/brass filter
painted in blue and oxidised
UNDER: Solex fender
THORAX: rear car light
HEAD: bike acetylene lamp piece
EYES: tractor reflectors
ANTENNAE: bike chains, nutcracker parts
LEGS: bike brake parts, bike cable guards