Weaving with Wire: Beninese Contemporary Artist Rémy Samuz

Weaving with Wire: Beninese Contemporary Artist Rémy Samuz

Rémy Samuz was born in 1982 in Cotonou, Benin, where he lives and works. He mainly works with sculpture, working with wire to create intricate sculptural forms. Ever since his childhood, Samuz has worked with wire. Samuz delicately weaves and moulds wire to create magnificent sculptural forms of various scales. His technique is reminiscent of that utilized by birds to build their nests. Samuz says he spent hours intensely observing the methods used by birds to create intricate labyrinthine structures with wisps of straw. His practice is about movement, fluidity and buoyancy – even his larger scale sculptures have an air of lightness to them. 

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