Bernard Froment is a contemporary French Fine Art sculptor & poet. At the age of 25, he chose to become a farmer and to work on the family lands. A couple break up, changed his vision of the world. He decided to get out of his tractor and to act for a reconnection to Man’s true nature. Driven by a strong a desire of Light and by a need to materialize his feelings, he gradually became a sculptor. His art is anchored to his peasants’ roots and carried by a deep awareness of both fragility & strength of Life, through Glass. He regards himself as an assembler of materials, grafting the spirit of Glass to old wood pieces and metallic tools of the Past to demonstrate their generosity to love over and over again. His art raises awareness about Human condition. It deals with :
RECONNECTION WITH THE LEAST THINGS OF THE PAST
By grafting reclaimed glass to old wooden stumps & worn metallic tools, he brings them a new verticality, a new Life. He straightens them to offer them a new germination with Glass, a new chance, as a spark of Light. He provides them the opportunity to Exist again. With the past, to shape the Present in order to consider the Future.
NEW LIGHT WITH GLASS BREAKAGE
As in men’s lives, his sculptures are made from multiple breakages and old stories. Glass breaks reconnects to their own lives, to their higher universal dimension in order to potentially create a better world. His art is linked with germination of Living state. It deals with resilience, with rebirth.
NOURISHMENT, BODY AND SOUL
His artistic approach comes from far away and it moves forwards thanks to fertility and to life’s movement. It is empowered with the awareness of holding the Beauty, the Goodness and the Generosity of Nature. His deep ecological awareness lead him to always try to give the best of the land, the best of himself, from the plate to the glass. To him, Art is essential : it denounces, it challenges, it relieves, it heals. It lives inside us, for us, with us. It gradually reconnects.
From Earthling to Glassling.
"The era of Glass has come, with a new Consciousness of Life & Nature. Time to reach the other one, as a unique germ. To be as fair, as true, as respectful as possible in a momentum of freedom and of fraternity"
Bernard Froment, April 2020