by Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 22 February 2013

What happens when a talented oil painter re-discovers his love of sculpture? Well, in the case of Julien Marinetti, these bizarrely creative animal sculptures are born. Each one looks like it escaped its cage and rolled in puddles of paint, becoming a kind of 3D canvas. Each little creature embodies a statement about society within its bright patterned design. For example, in the case of the cute little puppy piece, Doggie John, we get a taste of Marinetti’s thoughts on contemporary society cleverly woven into the designs of collage, paint, and laquer.