BALME Paul, sculpture, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 2006

Classicism and modernity mixed : rigor of the design, the simplicity of the forms, the purity of lines, the plenitude of the volumes, the very learned set of the lights and the shadows, the delicacy of the relief, the power of the construction, the elegance of the realization, paradoxical sweetness of the material… It is as architecture, indeed, but that we do not live in: it is it, when we plunge there, which lives in us.

André Comte-Sponville, philosopher


Born in Paris in 1952

Graduated of ENSAAMA in 1975

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2011  Taylor Fondation Prize

1993  Rumsey Prize

1991  Member of S.N.B.A. , France

1989  Paul Ricard Fondation, 1st Prize, France
1er Great Prize of the Young Sculptors of the National Society of Fine Art

1988  Sandoz Prize, Taylor Fondation, France

1987  Paul Ricard Fondation, 1st Prize, France

1986  Sculpture Prize, Biennale de Baugé, France

1984  Laureate of Salon de Cognac (Charentes) , France

1983  Member of Salon d’Automne, France

1982  Sculpture Prize of Salon d’Automne, France

1981  Living Art Prize, La Roche Guyon, France


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2008  1% school decoration in Blois

1995-2006  private furniture specific orders

1978-2008  private collections, France, Switzerland, Irland, USA.

1995  Telema Production Advertisement - Bronze.

1991  Fondation of Reader Digest “Rythmes”

1989  Fondation Paul Ricard “Blue Swing” copper

1987  Fondation Paul Ricard “Torse” copper

1985  Blois commemorative monument
Villefontaine - Three copper figures

1982  City of Paris “Sagesse” iron
City of Saint-Maur (94)“ Torse” - copper
Bank - Paribas - Chicago agency - “Phrygienne” - copper

1979  Administration of Pieces and Medals

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Comparaisons, Paris, France

Autumn fair, Paris, France

Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, France

International contemporary Art fair of Monaco

Angers, Blois, Cognac, Bandor, Baugé, Mérignac, Orléans, Doué La Fontaine, Franconville,

Paris XVIIe, espace Bingen, France

Paris, Mairie du XIIIe, Guest of Honour, France

Campo - Santo Orléans, France

St’art, Strasbourg, France

Art Elysées, Paris, France

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Museums and galleries

Musée of Saint Maur, France

Cercle des Créateurs, Paris, France

Château du Grand Jardin, Haute-Marne, France

Galeries Château des Hayes, Maine et Loire, France

Galerie La Méridienne, Vannes, France

Galerie Arts Multiples, Metz, France

Château d’ Homécourt, Meurthe et Moselle, France

Galerie Chantal Montreau, Tours, France

Viaduc des Arts, Paris XIIe, France

Mairie du XIIIe, Paris, France

Beaux-Arts d’Alger, Algeria

Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris

Galerie Voutat, Geneva, Switzerland

Théâtre d’Amboise, France

Galerie Carla Milivinti Blois, France

Les Migrateurs, New York, USA

Foire d’art contemporain, Bourges, France

Galerie Marie Demange, Paris, France

L'Oratoire de Coutiras, Vendôme, France

Maison du Loir et Cher, France

HR Valley, Paris, France

Musée de Vendôme, France

Arts itinérances, Conseil Général d’Eure et Loir, France

Fondation Taylor, Paris, France

Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

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Interventions and participations

Collection of lampes and decorative panels for Etamine

Sculptures for the french film “Péril en la demeure” directed by Michel Deville

Jewells for the film “ Au petit bonheur” directed by Michel Deville
Collaboration with the society JC Detallante-Design

Realization of “Flower Matengo” for Takashi Murakami

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A the Claude Roederer academy, Place des Vosges, Paris.

In charge of modelling teaching at the Chargé de cours de modelage à la Chambre Syndicale of jewellery and goldsmithery, Paris.

Responsible of the conception and metal fabrication studio at the Centre for Arts and Crafts of Périgny, France

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