Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

Anne Cecile Surga


(Mixed Media, 2015, 26 x 15 x 15”
A metaphor on the duality of how our own intellect and conception of the world can both protect us from harm and prevent us from moving forward, or meeting beautiful news things. Our thoughts define our world, which is a double edged-sword.)


(French Marble, 2015, 19 x 10 x 10"
This is my personal response to the atrocity happening in Syria right now.)


(Clay, 2008, 5 x 6 x 10”
Inspired by parietal art, I was interested in gathering the two greatest opposites: female and male. The Ying and the Yang, the black and the white. All opposite only exist thanks to each to other and need each other to be complete.)


(Mixed Media, 2016, 27.5 x 22 x 31.5”
The work discusses the notion that we are only limited by the constraints we impose on ourselves, not by the ones set by others. In other words, we are our own limits: believing we are not enough, and thus not pursuing our destiny, makes us our own enemy.)

Anne Cecile Surga is a French sculptor. The main theme of her artistic research is the Self and how we, humans, manage to define ourselves in contemporary western society. She believes everyday influences, from consumption society or technology, as well as fundamental beliefs from ancient mythologies, are converging and inducing the way we see and define ourselves. Through her artwork, she explores how much freedom is left within this particular context.