Laurent Davidson was born in New York City, then moved with his family in 1953 at the age of 4 to the Loire Valley in France. There he lived and was educated for the next twenty years. The grandson of internationally distinguished portrait sculptor, Jo Davidson. Laurent attended the Beaux Arts school in Tours, France, prior to working in lithography printing, art conservation and restoration.
Laurent first experimented with “Mobiles” at the age of thirteen when living in Saché, France, next door to Alexander Calder, the world renowned artist who developed and popularized the unique art of Mobile making. Calder’s daughter married Laurent’s uncle and they all lived together in the same village of Saché.
It was the study of music and chromatic harmony that initiated a renewed interest in sculpture and Mobile making. Made of elemental shapes composed in rhythms and colors, set on a point or suspended in the air, Mobiles can be considered to be part of the wind instrument family. Exploring their similarity to musical scales or phrases, Laurent aspires to convey the relationship between the visual arts and music. Mobiles floating in space and time can be interpreted as “harmonic progressions” and their movement as “variations.”
Working with aluminum and steel, Laurent creates Mobiles and StabiloMobile sculptures for interiors as well as for outdoors. Each sculpture is painted with Japan Colors, an oil base paint that dries to a flat finish so that the colors are visible from all angles. His large outdoor installations are made of heavy gauge metals and painted with durable weather-resistant paints.
Laurent Davidson’s word has exhibited and is collected worldwide.
2017 Group Show Andra Norris Gallery Burlingame, CA
2013 Three Man Show Healdsburg Center for the Arts Healdsburg, CA
2012 Group Sculpture Show Carmel Art Association Gallery Carmel, CA
2010 Group Sculpture Show Carmel Art Association Gallery Carmel, CA
2008 One Man Show Highlands Sculpture Gallery Carmel, CA
2006 One Man Show Highlands Sculpture Gallery Carmel, CA
2007 Two Man Show Hernandez Contemporary Fine Art Scottsdale, AZ
2003 One Man Show Highlands Sculpture Gallery Carmel, CA
2002 Gallery Mack Palm Desert, CA
1999 One man show "Mobiles and StabiloMobiles" Ventana Gallery Big Sur, CA
1997 James Gallery Pittsburg, PA
1997 Group show "Mobiles and StabiloMobiles" Gallery Mack Seattle, WA
1996 One man show "Mobiles and StabiloMobiles" FACT Gallery Laguna Beach, CA
1992 One man show "Sculptures Spatiales" Galerie Carré Davidson Tours, France
1989 One man show "Monotypes" Henry Miller Library Big Sur, CA
1989 Group show 3D Espace André Malraux Gallery Joué-les-Tours, France
1987 One man show "Mixed Media" Pacific Grove, CA
1983 Group show "Aspects of Painting in France" Atlanta, GA
1978 One man show "Landscapes and Monotypes" Galerie Jacques Davidson Tours, France
1977 Group show "Landscapes" FIAC International Art Fair Paris, France
1977 Private one man show "Landscapes" Richard Criley Carmel Highlands, CA
1976 One man show "Landscapes" Galerie Jacques Davidson Tours, France
1975 One man show "Landscapes" French Library Boston, MA