Taking or Adding?
I’ve spoken with different sculptors. Why clay, why marble, why this material and not the other? First time I heard some answer which impressed me, it was years ago. The artist, a woman who was complaining about back pain and who worked with stone, said, ‘Yes, I know clay or plaster should be best for my aching back, but I like taking and not adding.’
Taking? The artist seems to enter into the spirit of nature, trying to discover the secrets of a hard white stone or of an old pine trunk.
Adding? Fragment to fragment, one above the other, the sculptor gets a dream, the shape of his/her creation.
After studying Seb Zar’s works, I think he likes adding, slow, with the precision that provides many years of study, alone, with an infinite dialogue with other cultures, forgotten cultures, full of evident taboos, hidden but present in our society, silent.
Adding is nearer Seb Zar’s spirit, since he is looking for a new creation: classic roots, personal experiences, ethic songs and a drop of madness, always necessary for inspiration.
Seb Zar is a young artist but an acclaimed artist too, looking for interacting with people, ‘My aim is for people to look, hear, read and feel everything I create,’ he has said, and for experimenting: painting, acting, motorcycle racing, movies… are also part of his world, a world so big as to continue adding, as to continue working, as to continue living.
Seb Zar has made of his life an adding process, and this is a generous action.
From France to the World.
More about Seb Zar: http://sebzar.com
His article about Auguste Rodin in Yareah magazine: http://yareah.com/?p=3097