Jean-Marc Laroche

Sculptors Vilma and Jean-Marc Laroche are gifted alchemists. In Brazil they get the resin to sculpt objects from long forgotten legends. Ornamented with metal, bones, and threatening hooks, they take you by surprise. The dark beauty of their sculptures seduces you. Eye or tooth, a freightening look or a cruel laugh. Vilma and Laroche are inspired by artists as Druillet and Giger. Mixed with Vilma’s Afro-Brazilian culture and a passion for primitive art, they give birth to unique objects. An insectlike clock, a vampirelike lamp, flying knives and strange encaged mummies. Vilma and Laroche guide us through an imaginary world and confront us with our fear and phobias. They give the dark and macabre a new dimension. To become masters in the transmutation of metals they made some sculptures in bronze and silver. Their imagination has no limits in time or space. (Christianne Montel)