For Anne Sophie Morelle, life as an artist is much more than a profession, it is a vocation and an opportunity to express her inner most feelings. Born in Belgium, Anne Sophie Morelle is a sculptor recognized for her human figures. She has long been aware that her centre of energy is focused in her hands, and began her professional career as a physiotherapist and osteopath. At the same time, she studied sculpture at the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Josse, and the Académie des Arts de Braine-L’Alleud (Belgium). For the past 20 years, the artist has been manipulating matter in a systematic study of the human soul. Sculpture is simply a medium for the expression of her continually growing desire to communicate the very essence of the human state, through the density and maturity of its matter. Anne Sophie Morelle’s human-scale sculptures are imbued with spirituality. A man, a woman, a young couple, an old woman; her work is an expression of our physical relationship with space. The truth resonating from her work is not felt on an anatomical level, but rather in a psychic sense. Her sculptures have been shown at individual and collective exhibitions, notably at the international art fair in Toronto in 2009.
The work depicts a young couple enjoying a moment of quiet and serene reflection, seemingly frozen in the present moment. The couple’s fragile and stylized bodies denote, above all else, the very essence of humanity in its most delicate and complex state: in relationship with each other. Back to back, with the woman leaning against the man, Anne Sophie Morelle places them in relationship with one another. No looks are needed; this simple human posture gradually brings the figures to life, giving them a human quality.