by Vanna Villa
Erich Schmidt
Erich Schmidt

Self-taught, he began to forge his first pieces himself in 1986. A rock, barbaric, and urban period punctuated by the blows of his hammer-pilon. It is exhibited by the Galleries Waiting for the Barbarians and Neotu.

Since 1998 he has been working with Christian Liaigre on projects such as Hotel Montalembert and has designed an extensive collection of bronze objects for them.

Since 2000 he has been living in a village in the heart of the Fontainebleau forest, which extends into his studio and inspires pieces with a symbolized natural beauty.

From 2006 onwards, he gave up ornaments in order to work on the pursuit of balance and the apparent loss of balance with pieces in folded bronze or associated with materials that contrast with the stiffness of the metal. He exhibits this work at the Ralph Pucci Gallery in New York.

In 2008 he collaborated with Jacques Grange on the Mark Hotel construction site in New York.

In 2015, Studio Eric Schmitt  opens in the Marais district of Paris, an intimist place where the pieces from his studio are presented.

His work is exhibited by the Dutko, Ibu and Galerie du Passage galleries in Paris and the Ralph Pucci gallery in New York, Los Angeles & Miami.

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