Born in 1972 in Cholet, France, where he lives and works.
Wilfrid Almendra’s sculptures are elaborate constructions whose offbeat handicraft approach appropriates the Post Pop esthetic. Made up of ill-assorted assemblages that employ a range of materials like wood and ceramic, the sculptures depict a mental landscape that is peopled with singular forms, hybrids of popular culture and motifs inspired by nature. These creations, the description of which remains subjective, spark the beginnings of a narrative and let us construct our own story. In his sculptures and installations, the artist questions the suburban future of modernist utopia and the choices of modern and contemporary housing.
Wilfrid Almendra studied at the École des Beaux-arts de Rennes (1996-2000). He also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Manchester (1998) and at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts (1999). Among his works is the Second Skin project (2010): a set of bas-reliefs of Constructivist inspiration, between painting and model. In reality, it is a reappropriation of models from Constant Nieuwenhuys' utopian project New Babylon (1959-1974).
Currently, Wilfrid Almendra's work is represented by the Galerie Bugada & Cargnel (Paris), among others.