Anne-Valerie Dupond: Sculpting Softly

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Anne Valerie Dupond is a soft sculptor from France whose figurative sculptures are quietly powerful.

Anne Valerie Dupond - Princess

“My work is making sculptures with fabrics. I’m working simply with recovered fabrics, needle and thread. I try to create a world crafted from sensitivity, ranging from the bestial (hunting trophies and animals of all kinds) to human representations such as busts of historic figures, pin-ups, and baroque sculpture. Whatever the representation, I like to approach the female/male duality with humour, playfully caricaturizing the stereotypes.”

Anne Valerie Dupond - Hettie

Anne-Valerie studied at Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg, and obtained her Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 2000. Since 2001, Dupond has worked with Parisian Gallery Edgar, and until 2011, with Dufay-Bonnet Gallery, also in Paris.

Anne Valerie Dupond - Virginia Woolf

Not only has Dupond’s work been exported around the world, but she has collaborated on numerous high profile projects, including fashion houses such as Kenzo, Undercover, Le Printemps, and Comme des Garcons, which is quite evident in her body of work, “Travaux de Couture”

Anne Valerie Dupond - Gustave

Anne-Valerie’s work is charming and clever. It has a roughness that is deliberate and which masks the technical skill underpinning the work. I am particularly taken with her white statue sculptures which are magical yet contain a hint of darkness.

Anne Valerie Dupond - Mascarons II

Follow Anne-Valerie on Instagram or visit her website to enjoy more of her work.