The Moth – The Moth Ball 2010
Auction Ends: Nov 18, 2010 11:59 PM EST


Sculpture from Thierry Deroche

Item Number
Estimated Value
$2,500 USD
$1,700 USD to lillieb
Number of Bids
7  -  Bid History

Item Description

This extraordinary sculpture from Thierry Deroche is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase the work of one of Paris' most inventive artists, whose works have been exhibited in galleries across France.

A former financial executive for important French and American groups, Thierry Deroche’s double life started out in a peculiar Parisian suburb: Dana, a place where human life is practically absent. A place where machinery is omnipresent, almost autonomous.

A few years ago, working as a cost controller in a factory producing automotive pieces, Thierry came across his first call for artistic creation: “My prefab office was at the center of a warehouse. Each morning, I had to go through the central path with shrill noises it was thrilling!” He started collecting pieces, most of all wasted industrial materials, transforming them into robotic sculptures. Pots, industrial tubes, flexible or sheath, find an organic aspect in Thierry’s works.

The ordinary changes into recomposed astonishment. These sculptures intervene in our everyday life, simply beautiful, with no practical function. No noises, no blinding light, just a glow of tenderness, nostalgia and a little irony. Imagination makes everything work. Thierry’s art is somewhere between mechanics and space-opera.


Donated By:

Thierry Deroche