Exhibition “Sculptures” Julien Marinetti at Plaza Athénée
For the second time, the exhibition "Sculptures" by French artist Julien Marinetti will be held at Plaza Athenee from 30 September to 24 November 2015.
Born in 1967, Julien Marinetti grew up in Quai de Conti, in the chic Parisian quarter of Saint-Germain-des- Prés, close to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Louvre museum. His father was a photo-journalist and his mother was a drama school director, a passion for the arts came as naturally to him as breathing. And so, he became a painter. At the age of 5, he made his artistic début by painting with oils on the family dish towels. He painted and sculpted everything, using whatever materials he had at hand, transforming everyday objects into art. His life evolved in a highly individual and intuitive fashion: while he was still a young child, he spent many of his days in the studios of the sculptor Paul Belmondo and the painter Edmond Heuzé, observing and working.
After a six-month stay in Morocco, in the mythical gardens of La Mamounia, the intriguing and iconic bronzes painted by the artist will again be on display in the emblematic Parisian palace.
26 sculptures will decorate the entrance and the courtyard of the palace where you will find "Doggy John", "Ba" the panda and the latest of the artist's creations - announcing the arrival of winter 2015 - "Bob" the penguin.
Each of his works is a unique expression of art combining painting and sculpture. The work of the sculptor who imagines and shapes the first bronze models, meet the painter’s brushstrokes that reinvents itself every time. Julien Marinetti considers these sculptures to be 3D paintings revealing a neo-expressionist painting. Inspired by painted Greek ceramics from antiquity,he created a singular approach ten years ago, "the syncretism of art" that still continues to evolve through new media and new iconographic subjects. Each sculpture was conceived and shaped in clay before becoming bronze as a canvas for his paintings.
Exhibited over the world: Paris, London, Singapore, Dubai, New York, Marrakech, Geneva ... and worshiped by collectors, the artist returns after the first exhibition in 2010 and another in London in 2014, to the Plaza Athénée, marking a long-standing collaboration with the Dorchester Group.
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