Victor Guedy was born to a family of artists and entertainers. After spending three years focusing on the metaphysical and obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Guedy was pulled towards the traditional art of stone carving, and he began an apprenticeship to learn the craft. This lead him to work with some of the greatest talents in architecture in design, including Peter Marino, Joseph Dirand, Pierre Yovanovitch, all under the helm of the prestigious and historic Ateliers St. Jacques, where he oversaw the marble department. It was there, at Ateliers St. Jacques, that his love for bronze was ignited, and he gained a mastery over the metal within the Fonderie de Coubertin, alongside the last artisans who cast Rodin’s works. Through this, Guedy worked with extraordinary artists including Harumi Klossowska de Rola, Jean-Guillaume Mathiaut, and Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance.
By turns pure, atavistic, and conceptual, Guedy’s sculpture is reminiscent of Nietzschean philosophy: transmuting traditional values into new narratives. This guiding philosophy is articulated through numbered collections and precious materials, merging pagan monuments and functional sculpture in an alchemical combination.
Victor Guedy lives and works in Paris.