1976: in Jerusalem, a first mural of 3 x 4m for the house of the poet Veli Frischman.
In Rome, he discovers theatre as an actor, in Alessandro Fersen studio.
1977: invitation card for Nicole Millet exhibition of painting/sculpture: it is the emergence of the first « heads » by Duriez, quite influenced by its Italian theatrical incursion.
1978: first exhibition in Cheltenham (England).
First shooting as an actor in “3 pas en avant, 3 pas en arrière », written and directed by his wife, Jackye Fryszman.
From 1979 to 1984: Duriez stops photography and partly painting for other passions: cinema and cooking ! He opens with his wife a restaurant-gallery « Les coulisses du Vieux-Sèvres » and designs the logo: a cinema projector. The “spotlight” years begin.
From 1985 to 2004: he moves to Rome where theatre and cinema call him back as an actor. He also produces a series of films about the big luxury hotels and restaurants of the world, meets the Michelin starred chefs of gastronomy who will nourish his inspiration sustainably. During all these years, he will fill his sketchbooks…
From 2005 on: between Naples and Paris/Sèvres, he devotes himself for good to painting.
His « spotlight » period inspires him in paintings such as « la dernière séance » ;« projection privée » ;« mes amis » ; and the series « musicos ».
From 2006 to 2009: exhibitions in Paris « Cinema, Music and the cooks » at Gallery « Le Parnassien»; The Ranelagh Theatre ; Studio Crampont ; Gallery Porté.
Guest of honor at the Salon du « Livre Gourmand » in Périgueux.
Will follow several exhibitions on the theme of gastronomy
- Art Contemporain Sèvres
- Hotel Castille Rue Cambon, Paris
- Gallery La Cornue, Paris
- Salon art capital, Grand Palais, Paris
- Gallery Caméléon, Antibes
- Room Jean Despas, St Tropez
- Hotel San-Francesco al Monte, Naples
- Galerie CA’d’Oro / Antonio Porcella, Rome
(selected by the A.R.G.A.M, (Associazione Romana Gallerie d’Arte Moderna).
2009: meets Antonio Porcella with whose gallery he exhibits Galerie CA ‘ d’Oro/Rome (selected by the A. R.G.A.M, (Associazione Romana Gallerie d’Arte Moderna).
2010: starts a series of exhibitions through several Italian galleries, including Hotel Baglioni/Rome.
He paints a portrait of Giorgio de Chirico in the green dress of academician for « a tribute to de Chirico », organized by Gloria Porcella and Lamberto Petrecca, the CA’d’Oro Gallery and the Giorgio and Isa de Chirico Foundation. This exhibition inaugurated in Rome at the Campidoglio, went on tour to Miami, New York University, and Los Angeles.
2011: writer Claude Faggianelli uses the painting « les yeux bandés » for the cover of his novel « mauvais comme la Gale ».
Exhibition at the Biennale A.R.G.A.M at the Museo Venanzo Crocetti/Rome.
Guest of honor for the Prix Capri, he exhibits at the hotel « La Palma »/Capri.
Personal exhibition at the Teatro de Castelnuovo.
Exhibition at the « Yacht Club de Monaco ».
Exhibition at the Galerie Caméléon/Antibes.
Exhibitions at Galeries and unusual places/St Tropez.
2012: permanent exhibition Gallery Ca’D’oro.
Exhibiton: « Reggia di Caserta ».
Exhibition: Gallery DNA « Marateacontemporanea »(Maratea)
Graffiti Polistrato, School of Grafitto/ Montemurro.
2013: He takes part in the exhibition « Omaggio to Giuseppe Verdi » from Italy to the USA (Galleria Ca’D’oro, Rome, and Ajaccio/Corse).
Tour “Le Città dei Cuochi” with the Neapolitan Economist Pasquale Persico.
Collaboration with Patrizia Grieco, in residence in Rufoli gives birth to dozens of “terracotta” heads carved by Grieco from the drawings of Duriez, and painted by him.
2014: personal exhibitions at the Museum of Rufoli.
Gallery DNA «Marateacontemporanea»
Museum of religious art Ravello.
Creation of painted chairs.
« Cuisine et Couleurs » at the restaurant Flora Danica/Paris.
2015: exhibition in Saulieu: Atelier Correia.
Exhibition for the ACOMER in Gouloux/Burgundy.
Personal exhibition at the Museum of Rufoli. Creation of painted vases.
Exhibition at MUM Museo Ugo Marano in Ferrara.
2016: exhibition « Bon appétit », Art Contemporain Sèvres, Galerie Loubat.
Itinerant exhibition in italian theatres about Toto, the famous Italian actor.
One-month residence in Zunyi (China) with a delegation of 50 selected French artists.
- Exhibition in the city of Zunyi, China
- Opening of the Museum of the city of Tucheng-Guizhou, China, permanent collection.
Tribute to Giorgio de Chirico
“After the metaphysics” together with Matteo Fraterno,
«Città del ragazzo» Ferrara.
Gallery Bowinkel, Naples (Permanent exhibition, oils and drawings)
Exposition Villamare FilmFestival 2016
- Artists ‘ residence in Longzou. China
- Opening of the Longzou Museum. China (permanent collection)
Exhibition F.I.G: Golf di Napoli
Gallery Bowinkel, Naples (Permanent exhibition of drawings)
« La Città dei cuochi et la Città moltiplicata » with Ugo Marano
Palazzo Turchi di Bagno, sede del Sistema Museale di Ateneo. Università di Ferrara.
Exhibition «Villamare FilmFestival» 2017
Permanent exhibition Maratea
Exhibition » Circolo dei Negozianti » Ferrara
International Fair of Museum restoration. Ferrara
Exhibition « Capitolium art” Brescia
Permanent Exhibition «Città del ragazzo» Ferrara.
Opening of the Duriez studio in Sèvres
Tribute to Paul Bocuse « Monsieur Paul »
Grancia di Crapolla (Vico Equense Na)
« La Città dei cuochi » (Itinerant exhibition: Università del vino: the bottle that speaks)
Permanent exhibition: Lindau Bodensee (Germany)
Galleria Bowinkel (permanent exhibition of drawings)
Art Capital Paris
La Fabrica del vino Arcobelano Cairano (Campanie)
Gallery DNA Maratea (édition) «L’uomo del caleidoscopo»
Exhibition Restaurant Yumara (Maratea): «Bocuse viene del mare»
Artist residence at Shangjin museum, China
Exhibition Art Contemporain Sèvres: 40 years of drawings.
Exhibition KUBA Wasserburg (Germany)