Above all, we need to return to childhood, to the discovery of nature. It is in nature that Xavier le Normand rediscovers the first perfection of form. In the face of nature, we can only try to approach such strength with humility. A force that also transforms into violence, strange phenomena, unexplained ripples, extraordinary lights. It's in Saint Malo that he recalls his deepest maritime memories, a land of wild contrasts.
Nature offers freedom of vision. Glass offers the deluge of fire before the caress of matter. And in the form, all the truth of nature shines through.
Xavier le Normand has committed himself to the evolution of materials. Glass is a presence, an expression, which he constantly questions. He seeks the balance between light and beauty. Perhaps, his singularity lies in this profound quest. Like an ode, capable of transcending craftsmanship into art, a succession of gestures intended to lead us to the sublime, to the unique object, not quite the same, not quite another.
Lauréat de la récompense Talents d’Exception du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2009 En savoir plus