Photograph of Hedva Ser, courtesy of the artist
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Decorative and utilitarian works, Sculpture, Textiles and clothing
Bronze Worker, Interior Designer, Jewelry Maker, Sculptor, Tapestry Maker, Watercolorist, Set Designer, Jewelry Designer
Hedva Ser is a contemporary artist well-known for her sculpture, tapestry and jewelry. It was through “the Grand Chaumiére” that Hedva Ser gained admission to Nissim de Camondo’s Art School in Paris and then to Hornsey College in London. She began as a painter and sculptor and then took up tapestry, which she developed in her own way by introducing a new technique of sculptural relief. Hedva Ser is inspired by everything in nature which reveals both power and poetry, tenderness and astonishment. Each of her creations is an invitation to go on a journey.
Hedva Ser travels the world; her eyes fixed on the sky or on the horizon, wherever the earth becomes immaterial, or the air and the intangible take bodily form. Irregularities of nature, the waves and foam of Greek and Breton seas, the stones and dunes of the desert or Patagonia and magical contemporary landscapes strive towards the “sublime” experience which constantly confronts modern art, the assimilation of the finite and the infinite, or the conscious and the unconscious, the particular and the universal, order and chaos.
Hedva Ser switches happily from one genre to another. Her creations express, all at once, a tearing apart balance in imbalance-but above all energy. Her explosive gestures in bronze come as much from the heart as do the lines which traverse her canvases and her works in wool.
Biography courtesy of Hedva Ser
Hornsey College of Art, London, England (1970)
École Camondo, Arts Décoratifs de Paris, Paris, France (1967-1970)
Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, France (1966)
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Republic of France, Paris, France (2001)
Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Republic of France, Paris, France (1989)