Ah Sun-flower ! Weary of Time

Jean-Marie Appriou  

Flora and Fauna

Angelique de Folin  Harumi Klossowska de Rola  

Lydia Gifford

Lydia Gifford  

Hypnagogia

Maria Thurn und Taxis  

Le Ravissement des Couleurs

Pierre Lesieur  

Visual Vertigo

Anton Alvarez  

Havana

Leandro Feal  

Laesae Majestatis

Egle Jauncems  

The Weather in Russia is Fine

Kjetil Berge  

Tropicana

Anton Alvarez  Jonathan Trayte  

Of Things Long Forgotten

Radhika Khimji  Anne Roger Lacan  

The Beast Within

Maria Thurn und Taxis  

Nomansland

Antony Easton  

Seven Days of Luck

Michel Pérez Pollo  

Electric Dreams

Ching-yuk Jade Ng  Madeleine Roger-Lacan  Faye Wei Wei  

Transition

Angelique de Folin  

Kookoo

James Franco  

9 Times the Modern Man and Moon

Alasdair McLuckie  

Spring Awakenings - Frühlingserwachen

Dean Adams  

Strange I've Seen That Face Before.....

Caroline Achaintre  Anne Roger Lacan  

Fat Squirrel

James Franco  

In Praise of Shadows

Barnaby Hosking  

Wrapper's Delight

Anton Alvarez  

Weight and Measure

Martin Creed  Jose Dávila  Richard Long  Pedro Cabrita Reis  To be announced shortly  Fredrik Vaerslev  

The Cosmic Artisan

Elena Bajo  Dieter Hammer  Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh  Gregory Polony  Artie Vierkant  

Spazio Luce

Alberto Di Fabio  

Abstract Thoughts

James White  

Ah Sun-flower ! Weary of Time

Jean-Marie Appriou

September 26th - Extended to November 29th, 2019

To resonate with William Blake’s retrospective at Tate Britain, Siegfried Contemporary is proud to present the exhibition “Ah Sunflower! Weary of time”, by French artist Jean Marie Appriou.

The title “Ah Sunflower! Weary of time” is borrowed from one of William Blakes most famous poems ‘Ah! Sunflower’, published as part of his collection ‘Songs of Experience’ in 1794.

Similar to William Blake’s poems and watercolours, Appriou offers a liberating counterpoint to the art of our times and immerses his audience into a parallel universe with a wider poetic horizon. As the title suggests, the exhibition represents the passing of time, and incorporates sculptures made out of aluminium and glass.

Born in Brest in 1986, Appriou lives and works in Paris where he has established himself as one of the most prolific young artists of his generation. After his graduation at Ecole des Beaux Art in Rennes, Appriou decided to work solely in the medium of sculpture. Through his artistic process and his unique approach to create sculpture, he explores an expansive range of cultural references: from ancient Egyptian Gods, pop music, medieval or early Renaissance portraiture as well as Greek and European mythology, particularly that of Brittany where he grew up.

Jean Marie Appriou’s oeuvre has been exhibited extensively and internationally around the world in important institutions and galleries. Amongst his most important recent exhibitions are: in 2019, “The Horses”, New York Central Park, a public installation, at Doric C. Freedman Plaza, and a two person show at the Consortium in Dijon (opening in November); 2018, “Open Space #1”, a solo presentation at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris; 2017, “Voyage d’Hiver”, an important group show in the park of the Chateau de Versailles, Versailles, France; 2014, “Sonde d’Arc en Taupe”, a solo show at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

His works are represented in some major collections, such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, FR; Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK; Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, BE, to name a few.

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Jean-Marie Appriou

Crab
2018
Aluminium
90 x 90 x 14 cm

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Jean-Marie Appriou

Reeds
2019
Aluminium paint
194 x 30 x 124 cm

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Jean-Marie Appriou

Stalagmite
2018
Cast aluminium
33 x 181 x 125 cm

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Jean-Marie Appriou

Shrimp
2018
Blown glass
50 x 30 x 15 cm

Flora and Fauna

Angelique de Folin Harumi Klossowska de Rola