France (1923-1998)

After a technical training and a career in public services as an inspector in telecom, André Borderie meets the graphic designer Paul Colin who directs him towards painting. During a trip in Austria he gets acquainted with Pierre and Véra Székely who initiate him to objects creation. As soon as 1948, they establish themselves in a collective studio at Bures-sur-Yvette then at Marcoussis. The pieces, essentially ceramics, are co-signed Borderie-Székely until 1957. If the first ceramics testifies the influence of the Slav culture and its folklore, quickly, they evolve towards a more minimal aesthetic. From 1957, André Borderie left his community life to settle his studio in an old presbytarian in Senlis, where he produces new pieces with geometrical shapes and a chromatic reduced scale. Self-taught artist, convinced that art has a goal to improve human life, André Borderie does not hesitate to create utilitarian pieces such as his well-known as light-head changing into real sculptures. André Borderie is considered as one of the most renowned figure of the 20th century French ceramic.