Lyvie De Sutter, professional Belgian sculptor. born in 1982 in Halle.
Shortly after her birth, her parents bought a workshop to create a lost wax foundry, they worked for many sculptors and Lyvie grew up in an artistic milieu where she rubbed shoulders with artists and academy teachers. regularly. She is very young acquainted with all the materials, the plaster, the wax, the earth, the silicone, which are in the workshop. His parents also cast the first bronze Lyvie sculpture at his four years. Lyvie blossoms in this universe and sculpture is part of her child’s play. She will exhibit for the first time some works in a Brussels art gallery at the age of ten years. The older she grows, the more she is inspired by fashion and haute couture for her creations. She develops more and more her art, she draws a lot and then gives birth to her women with elegant silhouettes in three dimensions through sculpture.
After graduation, Lyvie will spend several years in the foundry where she will master the specific techniques of the lost wax foundry. She then develops the way to design her sculptures so that their achievements in bronze are a success. It is important to be able to anticipate the technical difficulties of the realization of a work in order to facilitate its assembly as well as the chiseling of the bronze. Lyvie know how to mount a wax, its refractory mold, the casting of the piece and the finish. It is then that Lyvie will only devote herself to her own works. She starts looking for an art gallery to exhibit her works to the public with all the difficulties that entails as a young artist. The galleries appreciate his work and Lyvie connects exhibitions.
Currently, she uses four different casting processes due to the complexity of her creations:
loss of wax by degradation, centrifugal casting and degradation which make it possible to obtain precise and detailed small parts and sand casting for parts of simpler shape. Several methods can be used for the realization of a single work. Lyvie creates her works directly in wax and therefore the majority of her sculptures are unique models.