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closed Jean-Marie Appriou

The show

These recent creations recall the central figures of his work, whose plastic universe, profoundly dreamlike, is imbued with telluric concerns. With great technical skill, Jean-Marie Appriou uses the materials of the sculpture (aluminum, bronze, glass, clay, wax) to represent fantastic worlds, inhabited by human, animal or plant figures. Horses, snakes, grasshoppers, sharks and seahorses make up a bestiary full of strong symbolism, while its characters, sowers, gatherers and beekeepers embody figures of passage and transformation. The transition between the elements (from the aquatic to the aerial, from the underground to the ground) represents one of the central themes of the artist's work that resonates in the context of Villa Medici.


His sculpture combines the allegorical and the sensual, the artist loves to leave the imprint of his fingers visible on the material. He weaves a paradoxical narrative that brings together the past and the future in a series of hallucinatory ecstasies. In the gardens of Villa Medici , the presence of the work of Jean-Marie Appriou takes on a particular significance.


Visitors are invited to take a walk along the exhibition path that joins the loggias ( Loggia Balthus and Loggia di Cleopatra ), the sculptural group of the Niobids, the Gipsoteca and the Bird Room, former private study of Ferdinando de 'Medici . Among the alcoves, the columned arcades and the labyrinths of vegetation, the artist "sows" his works, which will echo the figures and myths that have populated the gardens of Villa Medici for centuries.

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Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1
00187 Rome

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