French visual artist with a multiform work, Xavier Veilhan creates sculptures with polygonal facets questioning the universal representation and the concepts of generic and industrialization. Beyond the 3D scanner, the artist also experiments and uses installation, painting, photography and performance in a hybrid way… As a student, Xavier Veilhan was afraid to go to the very emblematic places like the Costes or Beaubourg cafés, where one comes to see and be seen. So when Thierry Costes asked him to intervene at the Café Germain, Xavier Veilhan imagined something ambitious: just like the buildings that are built around a tree, the statue of Sophie crosses two floors, at the same time decorative, surprising and imposing, it creates a link and integrates into the establishment.