Sophie Brillouet is an art craftsman specializing in the staging of natural, uncut and non-colored seashells. Humanity is deeply linked to seashells for their aesthetic, nurturing, symbolic and spiritual qualities. These natural treasures echo his childhood in Charente-Maritime, with the Atlantic Ocean and its creatures as subjects for contemplation. Sophie Brillouet made her debut in 2014, as artistic assistant to Blott Kerr-Wilson in France and the United States of America (Palm Beach / Florida). At the end of 2015, she chose to follow her own path, guided by her director’s eye, her inspirations born in travels and her artistic references: Surrealism, the Nabis movement and Pop art in particular. Humor and spirituality also feature prominently in her research.
Exhibitions: – Villa Belleville – Paris, – Bernard Magrez Foundation – Bordeaux – the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin – Paris – Chabram2 – Bellevigne (ASTRE network) In June 2020, Sophie will participate in the AD Matières d’art biennial – Palais d’Iéna, Paris 16th at the invitation of AD Magazine. The shells used are gleaned or raised on the French coasts or abroad. The exotic species suppliers ensure that the families who work for Sophie are well paid. Using low-polluting mineral glues and most of the time wooden supports, it places its practice at the heart of its ecological concerns and in a certain form of circular economy.