Fabrice Le Nezet's new project probably weighs a ton. Rather than using vinyl or resin...he chose concrete and metal. And while I might be able to somewhat explain the Hurling Players...better let the artist do that:
Hurling is an Irish Sport known for being the fastest game on grass and also for being one of the most violent ones.
With this new project, I'm continuing my aesthetic research towards a style that combines sculpture, architecture and toys design with a strong urban vibe. I designed asymmetrical shapes, valuing expressive and elegant silhouettes over tiny little details. This time, I chose raw materials such as concrete, metal and rubber to emphasize the violent nature of those characters. Despite their rough attitudes, I wanted to keep a sense of fun that goes along with the toys spirit.