Sculptures in bronze (lost wax technique) 2004
Martin Guyaux himself chose Botanique station as the location to install his work. He sees “L’Odyssée” as a great journey of the sun, which will provoke emotions and dreams. A sense of sight and of touch are all that are needed for this journey. Guyaux considers this work as a solar magma which passes through time and will travel through the two large doors in order to enter another universe. This piece is an enormous solar disc in bronze and two monumental bronze doors.With this work, Martin Guyaux aimed at expressing a horizontal sculpture concept with a vertical destiny. The artist was very much against the use of plinths because according to him they interfere with the sculpture.
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MARTIN (GUYAUX) (Biesme, 1940)
This contemporary sculptor creates works that on the one hand are both lyrical and abstract, and on the other, figurative and abstract. His preferred materials are bronze, steel, stone and black Mazy marble. He taught at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and has won several prizes and distinctions in Belgium and abroad. He has participated in many different international exhibitions, among others in Ravenna, Paris, Athens, Skironio, Moscow, Beijing and Lille. Other than his work in Botanique station, we can see examples of Martin Guyaux’s monumental works at Winterthur in Brussels, the European School in Uccle, and the Ministry of Finance in Charleroi.