Quentin Garel is an internationally renowned French sculptor and draftsman known for his bronze animal sculptures that resemble wood. His works are first conceptualised in intricate charcoal drawings which he then translates into wooden sculptures. From there, he makes a mould to cast the piece in bronze, resulting in a beautifully realistic, shining sculpture. His animals often take the shape of masks, in which only certain aspects of the animal figure are represented.

Quentin Garel graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1998 and was a recipient of a scholarship at the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a residency of two years at the Casa Velasquez, Madrid. He has been commissioned for numerous notable public works, including a series of bronze animal busts for the Public Gardens in Lille and another in the garden of the Tour Carpe Diem in Paris. Garel is part of several major collections including the permanent collections of Rouen’s Regional Centre of Knowledge and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Verona, Italy, and has been featured in the Galleries of Comparative Anatomy and Palaeontology. He is also the recipient of noteworthy art awards including the Drawing Prize from the Academy of Fine Arts, Paris in 2003, and the Sculpture Award from Salon de Mai, Paris in 2004, among others.