As an artist Jeanne Isabelle Cornière is interested in the figurative representation of human beings and the exploration of human existence, with particular emphasis on childhood, time and memory. As a reference for the formal development and execution of a sculpture, Cornière uses photographs produces in her studio with live models, as well as drawings and paintings in her own hand. The figures, cast in bronze or resin, are unobtrusive due to their white surface and radiate a graceful silence and deep presence. Cornière’s sculptures are decorated with touching details; a cloud of cotton wool floats over a standing girl, and a boy holds a glass balloon in his hands. These carefully chosen elements become a means of inviting the viewer to pause and reflect on his or her own being in relation to the (outside) world.
Jeanne Isabelle Cornière, born in Paris in 1974, studied art history at the Sorbonne Université in Paris, where she completed a master’s and doctorate degree. She then studied painting and sculpture with Alessandro Berti and Vincenzo Ventimiglia at the Accademia Belle Arti in Florence. Cornière has received numerous awards for her sculptural and painterly work. Works by the artist can be seen throughout Europe at art fairs as well as in solo and group exhibitions. Cornière lives and works in Florence.