The gallery is open from Monday to Friday, 11 to 13.30 h. and by appointment.
A visit to Beatrice Bizot studio
How would you define your work?
My sculpture work has a lot to do with visual poetry. It is at once figurative, surrealist and intimist. I use aspects of the city, the human being and its environment, or femininity, as well as the connections between these ideas, as a guiding thread to formalize social issues. Formally, I impact the human figure in bronze sculptures with architectural elements, but I also work with construction materials like cement.
"Formally, I impact the human figure in bronze sculptures with architectural elements, but I also work with construction materials like cement"
Could you tell us about your creation process?
My creative process is like a conversation, a permanent conversation between the materials and my hands, between my mind and the world. The process draws from the observation of my surroundings and how I filter them. I write and draw on notebooks I then take to the workshop, a place for impulsive, sometimes disorderly experimentation, where different disciplines and tools enter in contact and enrich each other: wood, cement, waxes, moulds, jewellery, serigraphy… It is a place where sculptures are born, evolve, dialogue with one another and share a number of subjects I am interested in.
How has your work evolved throughout the years?
I passed from being more realist and figurative in my early works, to being more conceptual. I experimented with clay when I was young, later on with bronze in the USA, and then, when I arrived to Tarragona in the midst of a crisis, I started experimenting with wood, but above all with cement and concrete, as they were materials that embodied the desolation that surrounded me.