This summer the Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart presents the first exhibition in a French museum by Dutch artist Folkert de Jong. His famous life-size sculptures will be shown in the castle’s wood-beamed top-floor gallery space.
Folkert de Jong (b. 1972) lives and works in Amsterdam. Over the last 15 years he has gained a reputation for his dramatic sets of sculptures that combine grotesque and monumental features. The polystyrene foam figures tinted with bright colors are assembled in scenes that, despite references to historical sculptures, remain difficult to situate with their mutated and anarchic punk forms.
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