In celebration of the gallery's 40th anniversary, DUMONTEIL Shanghai is thrilled to present Golden Age, the solo exhibition of French sculptor Jean-Marie FIORI. Covering the last two decades of the artist's practice, this exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of Fiori’s work in China and a testimony to the thirty-year collaboration between the artist and the gallery.
Featuring more than thirty sculptures, the show follows Fiori’s creative lineage from direct carving in Alabaster, to cast bronze as the primary material, and later to lacquered bronze and functional sculpture, as well as forms such as biscuit porcelain and handcrafted rugs.
Solemn and innocent, this unlikely combination characterizes Fiori's distinctive style. Just as the artist refers to his work as "L'enfance de l'art ", he wishes to rekindle a child’s wonder in each viewer, as if being in another world —playful, animated, yet elegant.