Jean-Michel Folon (1934-2005) was a painter, draughstman, watercolorist, illustrator, graphic designer and sculptor. Despite studying architecture he quickly dropped it to devote himself to drawing. He produced short films and illustrated a book published by MoMA in New York.
Between 1969 and 1970 he held his first exhibition in Tokyo where he exhibited this sculpture and a series of watercolours. His main inspiration is reflecting the sensitivity and loneliness of today's world with undertones of humour. Many of sculptures follow the similar style of a lonely man placed in a banal or absurd environment (much as in this sculpture he is placed in a pond).
From the press, "He pays attention to ordinary things, from the birds and the moon, to hell and erosion".
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Scanned : Photogrammetry (Processed using Agisoft PhotoScan)