Christian Renonciat captures the ridges of cardboard and the folds of paper in exquisite sculptural detail. His wooden renderings of quotidian items such as envelopes transform these objects into striking studies in wood, surface, texture and light. Playing with illusion and the viewer’s sense of materials—how can wood crinkle just like paper? —Renonciat’s sculptures have a winking humor and quiet poetry to them. Renonciat was born in Paris in 1969 and received his degree from the Sorbonne before deciding to pursue a career as an artist. Since then he has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and Asia. He has exhibited with Gremillion & Co since 2006, and continues to live and work in France.