Viviane Brickmanne

Invasive nature

I like to put together various elements such as bricks and vegetables.
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Dimensions : 25 cm x 11 cm x 14 cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Weight : 1 kg
Year : 2016
Material : Bronze
Technique : Bronze casting
Style : realistic

Viviane Brickmanne

I'am investigating with BRICKS, a construction element that I transform to give it a new significance and appearance. My work focuses on exploring the shapes and meanings that bricks receive when I remodel them. I cast my works in bronze and aluminium. Lately I am also working with state-of-the-art technologies more adapted to the idea I want to develop, considering the brick as a metaphor of the vulnerability and fragility of our lives. Here the bricks reflect emotions, feelings, even suffering. I've realized a pendant to collaborate with an NGO for the rebuilding of Alepo. My MUTANTS series portrays stylized young girls who unsuccessfully attempt to escape the earth and reach an impossible freedom.

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Ascending Structure
Ascending construction with bricks that suggest a building/tower 1/3
Viviane Brickmanne, Metal
Grace I
An inventive construction made out of bricks. First a drawing on paper and next on screen with 3D Technique. Realised in factory Materialise (Belgium. Louvain) and finally covered in metal.
Viviane Brickmanne, Synthetic resin
Pyramid Structure
Construction which form reminds of a pyramid. The air circulates through open spaces and becomes part of the work itself. Ascending line.
Viviane Brickmanne, Metal
Captives
Open structure with captive and waste pomegranates. I've created a dialogue between an architectural element and a plant. 1/1
Viviane Brickmanne, Metal
Open structure with 5 pomegranates
Open construction with 5 decomposing pomegranates. I pick up decomposing plant elements in order to capture the traces of passing time caused by wind, rain, soil or the human hand. I then incorporate them into my working process so that they lose their vulnerability and become durable. All decomposition halts. 1/1
Viviane Brickmanne, Metal
Blood brick
A red and perforated brick that suggests fragility while the brick is perfectly shaped. 1/1
Viviane Brickmanne, Metal
In memoriam Alepo I
Installation of broken bricks. I am deeply impressed by the destruction of cities due to war or natural disasters. Destroyed homes and buildings are a sign of suffering and desperation wherein bricks carry a great emotional burden.
Viviane Brickmanne, Installation, Ceramics
In memoriam Alepo II
Installation of a destroyed city, in remembrance of Alepo. Contrast and harmony between bricks and nature.
Viviane Brickmanne, Installation
Ruins
This piece represents a destroyed city. It is timeless because cities have always been destructed by wars or natural desasters. I like the shadows projected on the wall that give this piece an otherworthly beauty. 1/1
Viviane Brickmanne, Bronze, Metal
Lifting brick
I've taken the brick out of content. I lifted it to reinforce the feeling of lightness. The circles are deformed. 1/1
Viviane Brickmanne, Synthetic resin, Metal
Unfinished Construction
My work focuses on exploring the shapes and meanings that bricks receive when I transform them and remodel them. 1/1
Viviane Brickmanne, Metal, Clay
Rupture
Here the brick refers to suffering that is represented by the red nails "wounding" it. The two parts of the brick can be placed in many different ways. It is made of resin, the nails are in bronze. 1/1
Viviane Brickmanne, Synthetic resin
Dissembled tower
An imaginary and open building. The part above is aluminum. The part below (iron) is the opposite reflection of the upper part. The highest work I've made so far. 1/1
Viviane Brickmanne, Metal, Clay
The man's hand
This sculpture symbolizes devastation. The letters attached refer to destroyed cities as a result of human actions: Alepo(Syria); Palmira(Syria); Chernobyl(Ukraine); Saná(Yemen); Beirut(Lebanon); Bagdad(Iraq); Nagasaki(Japan); Kabul(Afghanistan); Homs(Syria); Jartum(Sudan); Mogadiscio(Somalia)... Sculpture to be hanged up, the upper part separately or together with the small odd pieces that are falling. 1/1
Viviane Brickmanne, Metal
Pendant bricks
I made this pendant to collaborate with the NGO Rescate (Acnur) that is rebuilding homes, hospitals and schools in Alepo (Syria) recycling rubble. The bricks are covered with a layer of gold (24 carats) or silver; or lacquered in red, black or brick red. This brick is patented and signed.
Viviane Brickmanne, Synthetic resin
Grace II
This work is another version of Grace I. I make often two versions of a work, maybe to amplify its content. The difference with Grace I is very subtle, it is about rythms between circles and planes that are managed differently. 1/1
Viviane Brickmanne, Synthetic resin
Logotype
I like to introduce decayed elements into the brick, such as these long old nails. 1/3
Viviane Brickmanne, Bronze
Africa
Juxtaposition of round and spiky, both parts necessary to enhance the other parts quality 1/1
Viviane Brickmanne, Bronze, Others
Mutant IV
Young girl whose wings are made of bricks.The other Mutants can be seen on my website. 2/7
Viviane Brickmanne, Bronze
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