Brought up in Europe, Chabrières studied Child Psychology and Science of Education. After several jobs, she coordinated early childhood programs for UNICEF in post conflict countries in Asia and Africa before jumping - a leap of faith- full time in sculpting.
In 2004, Chabrières created Atelier Constance Chabrières, in Paris, France. In 2010, with her family she moved to Washington DC, USA.
She draws her inspiration from human emotions and movement. She captures the rhythm of street life, the way everything and everyone dances to its own beat. Chabrières explores through sculpture, photography, collages, painting, drawing and video. Nourished by in-depth research and largely influenced by psychology, she has created a story-collage of instants- we can all recognize ourselves in.
Chabrières confesses :”Art is a huge source of healing and joy, sharing and awe.”
Collaboration with Susse Fondeur
Collaboration with Villa Alys- Salon Maison & Objets, 2011.
Working with artisans, crafts men, Constance Chabrières designed and created models that were then turned into bronze.
Everyday, I walk in the street and observe. I experiment movement. Movements are linked to our emotions. I am searching for what is not obvious yet here.
Each papier mâché sculpture is unique. It can be turned to bronze.
Constance Chabrières began working with bronze in 2005. She team works with Susse Fondeur and Deroyaume in France, and identified Polich Tallix for the US.
Please find a selection of her works.
Parcour, basketball, skateboard, dancing, diving, capoera, … our bodies move and say so much about how we feel.
These sculptures are in papier mâché. Each is a unique piece.
Please find a selection of Chabrières’s production.
In 2018, RJ Karki Handicraft invited Constance Chabrières to design a collection of carpets and rugs. They are hand knotted in their workshops in Katmandu, Nepal. This collection is inspired by nature and its amazingly rich bio-diversity.
Here are some samples. Each carpet or rug is custom made. For sizing and pricing, please contact Atelier Constance Chabrières.
RJ Karki Handicraft offers 8 materials that can be use separately or combined which are wool, silk, cashmere, linen, hemp, nettle, bamboo and banana. For the following samples, a combination of materials plays with the viewer’s perception. The pile is cut to various heights to create movement.
With my iPhone, Constance Chabrières captures what she see. Sometimes, what she did not see, just felt.