Launch of the monograph Jean-Marie Appriou

Saturday 21 Oct 2023 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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This monumental monograph retraces ten years of the French sculptor's work over some 500 pages!

Jean-Marie Appriou seizes on the materials of sculpture - aluminium, bronze, glass, clay, wax - to project fantastic worlds populated by human, animal and plant figures.

With an interview and five essays by Gesine Borcherdt, Anne Dressen, Franck Gautherot, Jean-Marie Appriou, Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Jean de Loisy and Daniel Palmer.

Graphic design: Amélie du Petit Thouars.
Publisher: Les Presses du Réel

Jean-Marie Appriou develops a reflection on sculpture by exploring materials such as aluminium, glass, bronze and clay in unconventional processes.

From his experiments of an alchemical nature emerge human, animal and plant figures which meet and complement each other, giving rise to different scenarios. This fantastic and marvellous universe draws on a variety of inspirations, from Egyptian mythology to Pre-Raphaelite painting, from science fiction literature to cinema and comics.

His work has been exhibited at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris, the Consortium Museum in Dijon, Central Park in New York at the invitation of the Public Art Fund, the Lyon Biennial, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, the MAMVP, Paris, the Château de Versailles, the David Roberts Art Foundation, London, the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, the Vienna Biennial, as well as in the galleries of Jan Kaps, Cologne, Simon Lee, New York, and Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; C L E A R I N G, New York and Brussels.