Having trained as an architect, Bruce Krebs became sensitive to comic strips publishing three collections between 1979 and 1981. He discovered as well cartoons and created his own studio at la Rochelle where he made forty movies, all marked by a specific graphic stamp to each scenario : movie made with charcoals under camera, pastel, cut paper, clay, puppets…
At the same time, the polymorphous artist went to light through sculpture. His artworks deal with contemporary subjects : modern couple, unsafe air, children faced with oil slick… lost man, woman, complaining, joy, his sculptures try to express through bodies movements and emotions. He has showed his bronzes during various exhibitions over the last years. Bruce Krebs teaches film making at the cinema trades school of Angoulême.
Set up of his low relief on the ramparts of La Rochelle, 1999.
" This is the story of people who read in heads of people who read, themselves in other people’s heads and so forth… Pretty like transfer of a culture from generation to generation… But sometimes, one of them refuses to read and after him everything is deteriorated and there isn’t any recourse" Bruce Krebs
Order from la SACEM (Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique) - Music Authors, composers and record producers - this sculpture tributes to the music world and to Michel Crépeau, ex-mayor of la Rochelle who fought for the French language.
“Through French song, it’s our culture, our poetry and our language which are going around the world” Michel Crépeau 2000