François Godebski is born in 1940 in Bellegarde, France. He comes from an artistic family and is a painter as his father and a sculptor like his grandfather. In 1958, at the age of 18, he leaves for Paris to study architecture; he gets bored very quickly, not finding himself in the right place, and from now on he devotes himself to his art. The artistic formation of François Godebski consists of painting classes at the “Académie de la grande Chaumière” in Paris. During his Parisian stay, he works with a flower artisan making artificial flowers and discovers polyester resin, an element that he will use for his various sculptures. He doesn’t focus on only one material, he executes his works with a variety of elements, going from electrical circuits to the sculptures in fractal resin for which he is the most famous for. His work is part of the “nouveaux realists” movement; his first sculptures are dated from 1962 and his approach is considered as “avant-gardiste”. In 1983, François Godebski, founds the “Federation autonome des artistes du sud” (F.A.D.A.S) and during three consecutive years, from 1984 to 1986, he organises Boulev’Art, an exhibition taking place during the Nime’s feria. Some of his works can be found in the streets of Nimes. The artist dies in 1997, at the age of 57 years old.


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