Jean-Marie FIORI (1952)
Born 1952 in Limoges, Jean Marie Fiori lives and works in Paris, France.
He is a graduate of the Beaux Arts and has a Masters degree in Fine Arts form Paris Vincennes VII.
After years working on decorative interiors using the techniques of painting, fresco and “trompe l’oeil”.
JM turned to sculpture in the early 90’s.
In 1997, he is the architect of the “Tour aux bêtes” (Beastly tower) in Mallorca, and in 1999 of the “Dolmen de Serris" for Marne la Vallée. In 2000 he created a zodiac series for The Monnaie de Paris
He works with alabaster which rich texture and whiteness enable him to develop his talent through the strong resonance of the colors characterizing his sculptures.
He also creates Art pieces in bronze enriching his imaginary bestiary with unique furniture pieces and installations.
Winner of the Prix Sandoz in 2009, he was selected in 2010 by the Official Chinese Comity of the Universal Exhibition of Shanghai.
He then creates a set of urban furniture composed of five benches finding his inspiration within the Chinese tradition. He reinterprets symbolic animals such as the turtle, the falcon, the tiger, the buffalo and the duck, giving them the talented touch of humor and originality that defines his Work.
This project gives a new lease of life into his Art, offering him, for the first time, the opportunity to combine the nobility of bronze to the shine of lacquer. Renewed emotions and subtlety of the colors give birth to the Aras Head series, in 2013.
His work is exclusively presented by the Galerie Dumonteil in Paris, New York and Shanghai, who exhibits his creations in International Art fairs in Hong Kong, London, Geneva, Moscow, Brussels, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Miami.
All over the world, his Work is appreciated and collected by numerous private collections.