Polles in Miami
HOTEL SAGAMORE - 1671 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
By creating a vision of beings in movement, his sculptures and their extraordinary patinas break the rules of pure aesthetics. His subjects are characterized by a reminiscence of Picasso’s cubism, with an awesome volume of heart. The sensual beauty with which Polles expresses its art, reveals its greed for the feminine body. Pollès does all the foundry and patina work himself.
Pollès’s power of giving life to the bronze by infusing it with a carnal quality enables him to combine the breath of sensuality with the gloving work of the metal-smith. […] In my mind this moulder of metal has taken his place among the illustrious initiates; a curious man, who handles the immensely heavy bronze with the elegant ease of one plucking down from a swan’s breast, shaping, sculpting and burnishing it into a blend of substances and fantasles. Maurice RHEIMS of the Académie française
One day, walking along the sidewalk , I found myself halted, aggressed and challenged by a bronze figure in a window. […] The sense of aggression could have just faded away, but instead it dragged on into a persistent, insidious feeling of uneasiness. Unconsciously magnetized, magnetized by my unconscious, I went back the next day. That was how, someone going to a psychoanalyst for the first time. Regis DEBRAY
You have to have seen him, a golden-curled Vulcan […], in the workshop reverberating with the roar of futuristic machinery, from the casting - an event as moving as a mountain dawn - to the interminable stages of the polishing. […]But what could be less ‘mechanical’ than the work of our Tuscan Doctor Faust? What could ever be more fleshly, vital, succulent, or more inspired by the wild sap of life? Jean LACOUTURE
What is he trying to express?
He does not invent Woman, he reveals her through the imposition of his own vision, creating curves or angles according to the whim or the violence of his desire.
He harboured a need to create, and to create Woman.
He envisioned her through his heart and body.
He fashioned her now as feminine, now as female, intoxicated by her curve Jacques LAURENT of the Académie française