2013 : Castle Barben
The Exquisite Skeletons of Verame are unique and join by their polychromy the previous works of the artist. Coming from a centuries-old tradition, alternately Epicurean and then Christian, dramatic or playful, like Card XIII of the tarot of Marseille, they remind us of course the fragility of our condition and our equality in the face of death, our common destiny A truth fully assumed because exceeded, sublimated by the points of humor that the artist applies to disseminate here and there to better play down the death.
2019 : Art Show Paris
"Il était une fois Jean Verame" - Galerie Sonia Monti
1989 : Tibesti (Chad)
Film from Bernard Pradinaud, TV reporter and France 2 channel on the last monumental picturial work of Jean Verame. It has taken five months to achieve this project under a 50 degree Celcius temperature with 30 tons of paint. The camp was based a few kilometers from the lybian troops in the Aouzou area, north of Chad.
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Sinai (1980 )
30-minutes film on the first major work in a desert and mountainous space. For this work entitled "Sinai Peace Junction", Verame and his team worked at an altitude of 1,250 meters, on the Hallawi plateau, at a place called Bir Nafoch, at the home of Cheick Rachid Rachidi and his sons. Jérôme Pelvilain participated in this project from October 1980 to January 1981. He also accompanied Verame to Morocco, Chad and Brittany, where four trawl sets were painted in 1992.
Bronzes in the desert (1995)
The mineral universe of the deserts gave Verame the idea of transforming a stone (a worthless element) into artistic bronze, a way of transcending a shine of the universe, without formal reference, into noble object. A thousand bronzes were cast at Airaindor-Valsuani in Chevreuse, were exhibited only once at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris and were then dropped in the sands of the Sahara. These signed and numbered pieces bearing the foundry stamp and patinated in blue are a gift to whoever finds them, but to a man out of time, both today and the day after tomorrow. This 52 minute film was produced by Palette Prod. and Canal +.
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