Portrait of Xavier Noël

Trained in gilding, he leaves the world of restoration to embark on more personal creations.

Copyright : Ad Luminem - Julien Cresp; orianephotographisme.

Xavier Noël studied for a degree in fine arts then in history of art at the University of Strasbourg, before obtaining a CAP (Professional Aptitude Certificate) as a gilder-ornamentist, then training in gilding at the Atelier Meyer (Meilleur Ouvrier de France). But he quickly felt the need to leave the world of restoration to embark on more personal creations. In 2013, he began to produce a series of ethnic and carnival masks, gilded with gold leaf. Hence, he diverted from the classical use of gold leaf to explore new avenues of artistic expression.