André Raboud Entre ciel et terre , INV Nbr. RAB14013
André Raboud Barque sous la montagne , INV Nbr. RAB14005
André Raboud Vague marine 2 , INV Nbr. RAB14007
André Raboud Eternité 2 , INV Nbr. RAB14014
André Raboud Les Amants 7 , INV Nbr. RAB14002
André Raboud Entre vagues , INV Nbr. RAB14008
André Raboud Dans la vague 1 , INV Nbr. RAB14006
André Raboud Dans la tourmente 1 , INV Nbr. RAB14012
André Raboud Vue sur la mer , INV Nbr. RAB14015
André Raboud Voile sur la mer , INV Nbr. RAB14010
André Raboud Vague maligne , INV Nbr. RAB14009
André Raboud Les Amants 9 , INV Nbr. RAB14004
André Raboud Les Amants 4 , INV Nbr. RAB14001
André Raboud Les Amants 8 , INV Nbr. RAB14003
Biography / Bibliography
Swiss-French sculptor born in 1949 in Strasbourg, France. Lives and works in Switzerland. Pierre Gianadda Foundation - Martigny, Switzerland.
André Raboud is regularly inspired by his daily encounters and by his discoveries while traveling. Through his fascination and knowledge of geological formations, Raboud has a deep respect for the process of carving stone and the material itself.
He had his first sculpture exhibition in 1969 in Monthey, Switzerland. In the 70's and 80's, his main themes were reclining funerary figures, sacred places, and rites of passage. While in Japan in the early 1990s, Raboud visited the Museum of the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima, he was deeply affected by the horrors of the event and was inspired to create a series of sculptures in lava and serpentine. He then turned towards a more intimate and silent sculpture.
Today, Raboud's large-scale sculptures are carved from black granite found in India and Africa. His inspiration has been increasingly focused on the theme of lovers. Raboud's sculptures can been seen throughout the world, most notably in France, Switzerland and New York City.
"His work is profoundly linked to his knowledge and respect of material through direct stone carving. His travels and encounters have regularly influenced the direction of his work."