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Marc Desgrandchamps

Painter / Draftsman

Marc Desgrandchamps was born 1960 in Sallanches. He lives and works in Lyon.


Retrospective Desgrandchamps Marc
Solo show
Marc Desgrandchamps
14 May - 19 July 2024
Manifesta, Lyon, France
Les paysages demandent un temps de pose Desgrandchamps Marc
Solo show
Marc Desgrandchamps
25 May - 22 September 2024
Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot, France


Marc Desgrandchamps (born in 1960) lives and works in Lyon (France). Marc Desgrandchamps, leading painter figure painter of the French art scene, plays with the notions of opacity, transparency and superimposition.

If his painting is figurative, indeed we recognize bodies and landscapes, the perspective is often twisted, space is indefinite, and suddenly anomalies arise: bodies and objects are fragmented. His works references comes from many universes (art history, photography, cinema, literature and music), it raises the question of the medium’ specificities and experiences the limits of figuration. Another recurrent motif in its artistic practice, the feminine figure, and especially the one of the bathers, occupies a central place.

Marc Desgrandchamps has benefited from several major exhibitions, especially in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Strasbourg (2004), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon (2004), the Kunstmuseum in Bonn (2005), the National Museum of Modern Art - Centre Georges Pompidou (2006), as well as an important retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (2011). In 2023, his works are exhibited in several solo shows including : the Museum of Fine Arts in Dijon, the Salomon Contemporary Art Founda tion in Annecy and the Lee Ufan Center in Arles.In addition, his work is present in French institutional collections (FRAC Ile-de-France - Le Plateau in Paris, FRAC Occitanie - Les Abattoirs in Toulouse, Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon, Museum of modern and contemporary art of les Sables d’Olonne, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg, Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap).