Mickael Obrenovitch

Mickael Obrenovitch

Obrénovitch, who moved to the isolated French island of Réunion on the Indian Ocean, is known in Europe and Indonesia for large organic wood installations that address relations between nature and civilization. His The works decorate lobbies of luxury Bali hotels and Hollywood villas.

Obrénovitch is a contemporary French sculptor passionate about wood. His respect for nature is clear in his works, which comprise wooden sculptures built from the ancient tree trunks found in Indonesia’s rainforest. He adopted tree roots as a medium after seeing tree stumps abandoned by loggers one hot summer in the Indonesian island of Java. He was intrigued by the continued use of wood in the industrialised society and the centuries-old wood craft-making skills that have passed down from generation to generation.

Along his travels and in his adopted homeland, Mickaël Obrénovitch always choose to work with the local tree species: olive tree in the Mediterranean, teak in Indonesia, tamarind and coffee wood in Africa and bamboo in China.

法國當代雕塑家Mickaël Obrénovitch於兩地同時展出他巧奪天工的木雕佳作。Obrénovitch為有機雕塑運動的傑出代表。其作品均取材自印尼爪哇島上200餘年樹齡的古老柚木根。作為見證殖民消逝的痕跡,樹根們象征著自然亙古的無奈 。時間鋒刻下滄桑痕跡,藝術家則使之涅槃重生。