Jean Jacques Porret
ArtTour International Magazine|Fall 2020
Award-winning artist, sculptor and engineer, Jean-Jacques Porret specializes in sculpting contemporary bronze sculptures using the lost wax method.
Daniel Lima

Though he studied engineering, art has always had a special place in his heart. Porret's work, at first glance, captures focus with its smooth motions. He expresses a personal connection with Bronze, highlighting the individual attention required by Bronze when casting and its responsiveness to even the slightest touch. Over the years, Porret has mastered the lost wax process to crystallize his vision of honoring what it is to be a sculptor. His works are graceful, bold, elegant, and seamless. They replicate the harmony of blissful moments while exhibiting a sense of escalated movement in each figure. The result of his imagination manifests in ebullient forms that are mostly human figures. The sculptures are shrouded in grace as each movement seems intentional with the perfect balance of whimsical to make his sculpture look free and unfettered.

Porret’s sculptures of the human form seem to leap out at the viewer. This movement is described by Jean-Jacques as rhythm in space. Porret said of his artistic method and vision, I work instinctively without any preconceived idea, and with one shape leading to the next until the figure is simply rhythm in space.”

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