Alexandra Gestin was born in Brittany in 1967.
With an opportunity to go and study in Paris, she left her birthplace and very quickly developed a passion for the cultural and artistic life of the city.
She very quickly abandoned her business studies, “too academic”, to follow a growing desire to travel, and hence discover and experience the colors and sensations of new cultures.
Returning from her travels, it was clear Alexandra Gestin had found her vocation. Art became her passion. She started by experimenting with painting on different types of materials, and then during a visit to North Africa she discovered what would become her true passion - Sculpture.
Determined to succeed with this new challenge, she decided to go back to school and studied sculpting techniques for a number of years in various workshops in Paris
A trip to Japan, led her to discover Sumo wrestlers, perceived as half gods i n their country. Marked by the calm force which emanates from these giants, Alexandra quickly has the desire to reproduce this serene expression of age old wisdom, this charisma and expressive traits.
Each gaze is steady and shows either the quiet force of wrestlers or the naïve gentleness of children.
Discovering her work is like embarking on a voyage, she takes us beyond frontiers with her "p'tis bouts du monde ", (children of the world).
They have a mischievous air, yet attract our attention more by the look with which they address life-sometimes questioningly, sometimes laughingly, but always with a certain confidence in the future of mankind.