Parisian artist Bruno Lefèvre-Brauer, aka +Brauer makes his Dubai debut with “Viva la Robolución!”, an exhibition of 10 robot sculptures created exclusively for MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.
The 10 robot sculptures on show are prime examples of how +Brauer creates today’s art out of yesterday’s materials. +Brauer assembles and breathes life into parts that one may have thought had died out and lost their use, and charmingly, imbues his robot creations with unique personalities, such as ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ and ‘Uncle Sam’.
+Brauer created his first robot sculpture over a decade ago in his Parisian workshop, in a neighbourhood with a strong artisanal and industrial past. Born out of what could be termed a poetic resistance to overconsumption, the artist chooses old mechanical parts that he finds in abandoned workshops and garages and works them into new forms, offering machines a second life after their primary uses have expired.
+Brauer’s luminous sculptures invite the curious into remarkable and surprising artistic worlds of what was and what could be. And a reminder that even though something is no longer used as it was intended, that does not mean that it is without value.
Following his diploma in graphic arts, +Brauer has worked as a graphic artist, painter, and sculptor for more than 20 years. His style has been influenced by his love of science fiction novels, comics, and American series. Specifically, he has admired the wondrous universes of Metropolis by Fritz Lang and the grandeur of 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick. He also loves outsider art. His work has been inspired by books, films, and television series that +Brauer loves, but also by the Japanese robots that he has collected for 20 years.
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery Dubai opened in 2016 to great acclaim and showcases cutting-edge mechanical and kinetic art that exemplifies intricacy of detail, originality of concept, and exquisite craftsmanship.