Tatania Potapova

 

I was born in Moscow in 1977. I arrived in Belgium when I was 18 to work as an au pair, where I subsequently studied law and management. After 15 years’ career working in international companies, I decided to take up sculpturing, thus renewing a childhood passion.

I have been described as someone full of energy. It is this energy that I would like to breathe into the pieces I work on. I am fascinated by the idea of ​​infusing movement into a sculpture. It is a wonderful challenge, working in bronze, to capture a movement at that moment of  intensity and to give an impression of lightness! My desire is that my works dance, jump and play … that they are alive!

 

I am inspired by life around me. At the same time, I have realised that in my bronze sculptures, I re-create my childhood dreams.: figure-skating, ballet, gymnastics … I watched these for hours on television when I was a little girl in Moscow. I admire these women (and men) who through effort and determination manage to give us an incredible impression of elegance and lightness … This is also what I aim to achieve in my work …

My atelier is in the Tervuren Park.  You can contact me if you want to come visit me. 

Awards:

– Prix du Public, Montreux Biennale, 2021

– Prix du Public, Lasne Sculpture Biennale, 2020
 

Monumental sculptures:

– Big Freedom (255 cm), Montreux, Leman Lake, Switzerland, 2021

– Infinite Flight (250cm), Tervuren centre, Belgium, 2021

– Infinite Flight (100-120 cm on wall), a Federale Real Estate order for their Falcone building, Grand-Bigard, Belgium, 2020

 

Represented in following galleries:

-Philippe Heim

Rue Ernest Allard, 16, Sablon Brussels

-Fondation MAG

Chemin Bleu Léman 1, 1844 Villeneuve, Switzerland

Exhibitions:

2022

-l’Art pour l’Acceuil, charity exhibition, Brussels

-Art Truc Troc & Design 2022, Tour & Taxi, Brussels

-Kunst in de Troost, charity exhibition, Vilvoorde

-Tervuren Rotary Gala,  charity exhibition, Tervuren 

-Duo show with Aldo Balding, by OFI Asset Management Mecenat, Paris

-Brafa in the galleries, Philippe Heim Gallery, Sablon, Brussels

-PAD with Philippe Heim Gallery, Paris

Art in the Park, duo show with Dana van der Bijl, Tervuren Park

-Lasne Sculpture Biennale, guest of honor, Lasne

2021

-Fetes de la Saint-Martin

-Montreux Biennale, Switzerland

-SAB by Philippe Heim in the Costermans gallery, Grand Sablon 5, Brussels

-Château Coloma, Art Valley on the tours, Sint-Stevens-Wolume 

– Art in the Park, duo show with Dana van der Bijl, Tervuren Park

 

2020

 – Lasne sculpture Biennale, Public Award

– Installation of the “Infinite Flight”, Falcone building, Grand-Bigard, Belgium

 – Art in the Park, open atelier personal exposition with Tiet, Tervuren Park

 – Tourinnes-la-Grosse art walk

– Sculpture offer to «Chaîne de l’Espoir» charity

2019 

– Salon des arts, Association de la Noblesse du Royaume de Belgique, Bruxelles

– Charity auction for Rotary club, Tervuren

– Chastre art walk

– Gallery Van De Velde, personal exhibition with «Les délires de Josephine», De Haan

– L’art pour l’Acceuil, charity art exhibition, Brussels

– Tervuren Artiestentoer

– A Posteriori, art project of Valou Kervyn, Sablon, Brussels

– Air du temps, personal exhibition with Maria Mamkaeva, Cultural center of the Russian Embassy in Belgium

 

2018

– Operation 111111, contribution to the charity campaign with www.naojo.com

– ProfondArt- Limal art walk

– Ongezien#3, Museumnacht Antwerpen

– Charity art exhibition in favour of l’ASBL Papillon d’Armandia, la Hulpe

– Tervuren Artiestentoer

– A Posteriori, art project of Valou Kervyn, Tervuren

– Galerie Sablon d’art, Sablon, Brussels

– ART Truc Troc & Design, Bozar, Brussels

 

2017

– Noël approche, Watermael-Boitsfort

– Women’s ART, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre

– Tervuren Artiestentoer

– Sculpture offer to the art auction in favour of “Eglantier”, Tervuren

 

 

 

 

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