Gille Monte Ruici Sculptured Bots
French artist Gille Monte Ruici builds sculptures from recovered materials such as kitchen utensils or mechanics tools. We suspect no metals are safe from his workshop whenever he’s around. If he sees a shape or form he likes then we’re pretty sure he’ll find a way to recover the materials. The artist never sets out with preconceived plans on finished bots, everything he does is organically manifested.
‘Metal and the sheet are ideal for this kind of fixings. I like the matter, easy to work, with particular reflections, patinated, and which, pickled well, is harmonized easily. In general, I don’t have any preconceived idea, I work only with “my visual instinct”. The shape of found equipment will be born, a trunk, a wild glance, a pair of arms… either the final vision is immediate, or the idea of the potential must matured and will emerge later on’