Stéphane Simon is a visual artist. Age 45, he lives and works in Paris. He has been drawing and painting for more than 20 years, his work focusing on body and face representation. He has participated in numerous collective and personal exhibitions, the latest being in 2014 in Paris to present his latest work, exclusively on paper. His work is featured in several private collections. In 2012, he decided to invest the sculpture field using 3D-printing technologies, at the time in full emergence, opening new prospects to produce forms and conducting Stéphane to acquire new technical expertise. The meeting with Initial was key to ensure the feasibility and the realization of his project « In Memory of Me », which took more than 3 years to be developed. Born in Nancy, Stéphane Simon comes from a family of artistic cabinet-makers. His graphic work is especially influenced by the mastery of the engravers from Nancy Jacques Callot et Bellange, already renowned in the 16th century for their exceptional skills. He also admires very much the artists from the Nancy School such as Gallé, Vallin, Majorelle, Daum… whose avant-garde spirit and constant seeking minds make them exemplary, as well as Jean Prouvé for its design methods.