Anne-Sophie Gruwez was born in Champagne in 1975.
Self-taught artist coming from the consulting world, she set up her studio on the Mediterranean coast in 2012.
With her XXL Totems, Anne-Sophie Gruwez aims to bring positivity into our lives. Jewellery, tribal art, art brut and more recently street art are her greatest sources of inspiration.
After studying at the Paris-Dauphine University in Finance, she began a career as an organisational consultant in a Paris office. In 2005, she decided to leave the world of the council to live her artistic passion. She became a member of the art workshops of France.
She developed a passion for the spiritual dimension of objects, tribal jewellery, carriers of good fortune and other totems of positive energy. The infinite combination of materials and colors guides her work.
She is developing even more advanced assembly techniques to create imposing wall pieces.
Her totems today are up to four meters high and consist of a multitude of materials : feathers, woods, shells, fabric, leather, hemp, scoubidous, imitation leather, seeds of all kinds, linoleum, raffia etc.
Like in her first artistic period, her creations now feature totems with messages carved into them.
Today, she works mainly with architects, decorators and concept stores. Her totems are displayed especially in private houses and luxury hotels in France and Europe, the United States, Japan as well as the rest of the world.