Aurélien Raynaud, peintre sculpteur animalier

I was born 1970 in Provence.  Very young my attention turns to the wild world, including animals.  The relationship I have with them helps me to live. It is a daily necessity, something about the sensory and not from knowledge.


I stopped my studies at the age of 14. Encouraged by my father, a famous designer, I begun a classical training in drawing and architecture from Bernard Devillaire who graduated from the Ecole Boulle in Paris. My interest specify in painting and all its variations (pastels, oil, acrylic...) in order to stage my favorite topic : animals.


Later I explore, by myself,  sculpture and its many variations (wood, marble, bronze, wire...), still standing at the edge of allegory and the message to denounce the suffering of the animal world. Great defender of life, my work is a tribute to nature and its infinite richness.


The animal touches what is deepest in us. This is to regain what we have lost, rather than trying to humanize it. Learn to be guided by another form of intelligence and win humility lacking in our civilization

Aurélien Raynaud.