Julien Marinetti’s ‘Doggy John’

Born in 1967, Julien Marinetti spent his youth between the workshops of great artists and national museums. He was only five when he created his first still life oil painting on a tea towel and started frenziedly distorting everyday objects into primitive polychromatic sculptures. A few years on, academic drawing and sculpture lessons at the “Ateliers de la Grande Chaumière” became part of his daily routine. He fed his imagination on cinema, classical music and punk rock. Young, impatient and already a prolific artist, he only spent one day at the Beaux-Arts (French Academy of Fine Arts) before dropping out and devoting himself to his art.

After several years of oil painting, in 2004 Julien Marinetti renewed his relationship with sculpture, when his masterpiece ‘Doggy John’ rapidly gained him a name in the artistic world. After his first set of ‘Doggy John’ monochromes, the artist decided to revisit the history of art and its Masters through collages, paintings and lacquers. Each ‘Doggy John’ is a unique piece of work; like a sphinx of modern times it reflects contemporary society and its history.  Here are some examples of his fine work…

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