Sunday, 27 May 2012

Michel Nedjar




These are a selection of the incredible works of Michel Nedjar a French outsider artist who's work I discovered in a book that I bought last weekend in Berlin. 
Michel Nedjar was born just outside Paris in 1947 most of his maternal family had died in concentration camps during the war. Michel's father was a master Tailor and so Michel grew up surrounded by fabrics and machines. His first dolls were made of offcuts of material and sticks. Michel trained as a tailor also but after military service he travelled extensively. He has always made these dolls, totems of humanity, but he also draws and paints and makes films.

10 comments:

  1. incredible... enjoying this last lot of postings, thanks Hazel. And lucky you in Berlin... its been 20 years for me!!

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  2. Fascinating and quite intense, I love it

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  3. Really beautiful, moving, dramatic, evocative, strange, close and distant, creatures from a parallel world, an army of silent and anchient souls...

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  4. Storia intensa,opere forti e poetiche,belle e tormentate...

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  5. I just came here through your pinterest page - how delightful to discover another doll maker/outsider artist.
    I am off to discover all I can. Thankyou for finding him.

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  6. and I just came after grrl + dog pinteres, it is very powerful and interesting work, I love the kind of special hand-write he has in his stitches.

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  7. aha..

    we may have the same book! Poupees? I got it as well and am transfixed by his work.
    I went to see the work of Morton Bartlett.. waving from Berlin.

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    1. Waving back to you from Scotland :-D

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