Poncet is an abstract sculptor in the tradition of Jean Arp and Constantin Brancusi. Many of Poncet’s forms are derived from nature and are pared down to display the beauty or voluptuousness of a form or the essence of a movement. His sculpture shows distinct similarities to the work of Jean Arp, with whom Poncet worked closely from 1953-1955.
Poncet believes that movement is essential in good sculpture, and he strives for a breathless balance in his work, so that as you look at it, you feel that with a gentle push, the piece would fall. As Poncet explained:
The movement is essential in my quest. Everything is moving in nature, in life. We must go all the way, trying to search the balance. Maintaining this balance is essential for the sculpture…
The choice of polished bronze is an inspired one that delivers a lively look and invigorates the space surrounding the sculpture. Polished bronzes by design emanate bright color and reflect light, de-materializing the solidity of the sculpture and drawing into it the changing reflected images of the surrounding world. Cororeol transmits a contemporary, yet timeless feel.
Cororeol is skillfully crafted and balanced, signaling a solid and upright stance, thus succeeding in striking just the perfect pose for his work. He has had a solid career with many monumental works placed in public forums and a very cohesive body of mid-size works in primarily polished bronze and marble. His sculptures have increasingly brought strong prices both in the auction arena and in private sales.
Private Collection, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland