Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris (graduated in 1998).
Casa Velazquez, Madrid, Spain (1998-2000).
Quentin Garel received 5 prestigious awards for drawing and sculpting between 2001 and 2005 from institutions including the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris and the Salon de Mai, Paris. His work appears in public and private collections in the US, Italy, France and Spain.
Quentin Garel's bronze sculptures constantly encourage questions. Are they actual fossils ? Are they wood ? Intricate details and textures on Garel's sculptures intrigue viewers who are often surprised to learn that they are, in fact, bronze sculptures. Garel first begins with a drawing, then makes a carving in wood. From there he makes the mold to cast the bronze sculpture. The result is a beautifully realistic shining skull of a bird, dolphin or gorilla. Others, originally sculpted in Styrofoam, appear to be real bone. They too are bronze. Quentin's unique sculptures, or "trophies" as he calls them, seem organic in material and origin but unlike real wood or bone, these works of art will stand the test of time.