Born in 1967, Julien Marinetti is a pop art-influenced sculptor, famous for his “Doggy Johns” sculptures, an ongoing series of French bulldogs cast in bronze and finished with industrial lacquer. Marinetti describes these sculptures as three-dimensional canvases or “support surfaces.” Some pieces are monochrome, while others feature collage or gestural paintings that reference current events or art-historical trends.
He is both modern and fashionable, a French icon and an international export hit, which is a clear indication of his talent’s recognition. New York, Paris, Geneva, London, Singapore, Marrakech, Chengdu… His famous bulldogs, pandas and other sculptures can be found throughout the world. Image: Franck Glennisson