Delphine Rondeau is a French sculptor, who began to work with bronze fifteen years ago. She quickly starts working large size workpieces representing female figures.
Fascinated by the sculpture, she can transport us to an elsewhere full of sensual delight. Delicacy and elegance are her watchwords. The effect of aerial and light gestures of her bronzes gives an impression of flying acrobatics, both in their appearance and in their dance. None of her works remains static. All of them transport us and make us dance as if they could move in space.
The female forms give softness to the bronzes that can sometimes combine with an aspect of non-finito, in the vein of Michelangelo, Rodin or Camille Claudel. This non-finito creates a duality with the smooth parts: soft-rough, lights-shadows, smooth-gross…the figures are in all their finery.
There are no preparatory drawing: the sculptor starts working directly with the material … during the day, at night and with music! She loses the track of time, letting her emotions take over her hand.
The first draft comes off quickly, giving way gradually to the final shape.The finishing work remains the longest and the most meticulous.