Saturday, March 10, 2012

Art Exhibition by Jean-Jacques Porret [AMA Bldg. / 515 N. State Street] Part I

#356 Chaperonne II

Art Exhibition..
By Jean Jacques Porret
Location: AMA Bldg. / 515 North State Street..
Temporary Exhibit: March - May, 2012..

Jean Jacques Porret is the conductor of a ballet in bronze. Like the classical dance technique, Porret's surreal sculptures transcend the mere human form they represent, and instead draw the viewer in with their delicate expressionsim, rhythmic movement, and abstract sensuality.

To categorize Jean-Jacque's work as figural or abstract is moot. Though figurative in practice, the work is never about figure, but the emotion and ideas shared by human race, expressed in fuild curves and precarious balance. Though abstract in nature, the recognizable form and innate human residing within each piece is impossible to ignore. Thus we are given a case-study in restraint, with the artist utilizing the best aspects of each genre without clouding his final result, creating a self-styled harmony Porret symply describes as "rhythm in space".

The ability to do this is any material is impressive, in bronze sublime. Only in using the intense process of the lost-wax technique is Jean-Jacques able to carry out his poetic experiments, the outcome is a testimonial to one of nature's most hard and brittle elements, elevated to flowing, enigmatic forms at the hands of man..

"Art Exhibition", by Jean-Jacques Porret - Part I ..
"Art Exhibition", by Jean-Jacques Porret - Part II ..

#356 Chaperonne

#309 Wisdom

#369 Fugue

#337 Flamboyante

#330 Ingenue

#316 Allegress

#335 Accolade and #319 Panache

#319 Panache

#335 Accolade

#349 Renegrade, #334 Burlesque, and # 338 Awakening

#349 Renegrade

#334 Burlesque

# 338 Awakening..


The lobby has many more sculptures.. See other pieces of the "Art Exhibition", by Jean-Jacques Porret, in - Part II ..

"Art Exhibition", by Jean-Jacques Porret - Part I ..
"Art Exhibition", by Jean-Jacques Porret - Part II ..

Art Chicago, 2011 [Art Box Gallery]..
"Sculptures in Bronze" - By Jean Jacques Porret Part I [Willis Tower Lobby] .. ..
"Sculptures in Bronze" - By Jean Jacques Porret Part II [Willis Tower Lobby] ..

1 comment:

karajamescurriculum said...

I just love love love this artist/work/show and venue because I walk by these windows all the time. It is such a pleasure I look forward to. Thank you for such beautiful pics~ I have (up til now) only seen them behind glass~and even more love..