Pascal Bettex



It was at Basel, where he was born in 1953, that ten year old Pascal Bettex became fascinated by an exhibition of Jean Tinguely's work. Moreover, his grandfather and his father passed on to him their talent for creativity, so that, by the age of sixteen, he had already produced his first mobile.

As a great admirer of the technical ingenuity of the early twentieth century, he is passionately fond of restoring old pieces of machinery. Since 1999, he has dedicated himself to kinetic art and specialises in the creation of highly imaginative mobiles based on objects he has fashioned into new forms. As well as his manual skills and technical abilities he possesses a rich imagination, and takes great pleasure in seeing the faces of onlookers, children and adults alike, light-up as they take in his fun pieces.

The majority of his creations are designed to the specification of his clients, thus his practice is a balance between his creative spirit and the client's objectives, producing a harmonious balance between the sculptures and their surroundings.

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