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Jean-Marie Appriou

Born in 1986, Brest, France

Lives and works in Paris, France


Jean-Marie Appriou imagines speculative futures and utopian worlds by constructing vast and imposing yet intricate and technically impressive sculptures from an array of materials including bronze, glass, aluminium, wax and clay. As if they are figments plucked from fantastical dreams, the works and worlds Appriou conjurs include beings loaded with symbolism. From snakes and huge horse heads to seahorses and sharks, Appriou’s cast of protagonists is mystical and mythical. He combines these being...Read more