Born in Paris in 1996, he grew up in Montpellier. At 16, he started working as a construction worker, repaving the cobblestone streets with cement. One day, a dog ran threw the fresh cement leaving his track behind him. As frustrating as this was, the little paw imprints were a creative epiphany for Valentin who had always seen this material in a practical sense. That is when he decided he had to dedicate his time to the craftsmanship of cement.
'Tumulus', Everyday Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.