Galerie Eva Presenhuber is pleased to present 'Fire on the Sea,' the gallery’s second solo exhibition with the French artist Jean-Marie Appriou. 'Fire on the Sea' features ten new bronze and aluminum sculptures. For this exhibition, the artist has arranged his sculptures into three rooms that each draw on an inspirational source unique to the group of works contained: freshwater, the ocean, and caves. Appriou continues to explore these inspirational realms in his art, all of which have one thing in common: the evocation of spaces he describes as “matrix-like.” These three worlds are, in fact, just that, each with a tendency to invoke stories, shapes, and figures. Appriou’s work conjures up an entire Pantheon, ranging from Greek mythology (Hades, Atlas, the Cyclops, a naiad) to Shakespearian prose (Ophelia), as well as a recollection of aesthetic experiences that have played a decisive role in his art.