Majestic, marvelous, magnificent, all perfect words to describe the wonderful world of artist Jean-Marie Fiori. Born in 1952 in Limoges, France, Fiori graduated from the National School of Fine Arts (École Nationale des Beaux-arts) in Paris. As a sculptor, he creates remarkably charismatic pieces that blend functional and non-functional art disciplines. One is hard-pressed not to have a smile on their face when viewing his impressive work. Fiori’s sculptural pieces, a blend of emotion and aesthetic beauty, also serve a purpose in the form of chairs, benches, tables, lamps, and other decorative objects. He is a master at creating works that make us feel something, that move us to see the fascinating world of Animalia in a new way.
BANC “TAUREAU”-BULL BENCH, 2007 (patinated bronze – 33.5”w x 96.5”l x 11”h)
Formerly a painter, Fiori is now devoted to sculpture and, more specifically, the representation of animals in reinterpreted ways. He works in alabaster and marble by way of direct carving and has also perfected his process of working in bronze. Fiori’s sculptures are not just art; they are messages that speak to us. His passion and dedication to his craft are evident in every piece he creates.
CANDELABRA, 2010 (patinated bronze, edition of 25 – 66.5”h x 15″w) | CHIMNEY, 2003 (patinated bronze, edition of 8+4AP – 49.2”h x 51.2″w x 15.4″d)
Fiori’s sculptures are beautiful and captivating. His realistic creatures come to life with whimsical details like curling horns, long tusks, or dramatically outstretched wings. Every piece is carefully crafted by hand from high-quality materials, bringing a charismatic and humorous air to his inspiring pieces. Whether it’s an elephant, deer, falcon, or lion, Jean Marie Fiori’s works capture the beauty and spirit of the animal kingdom, inviting us to explore their worlds with awe and wonder.