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Marc Desgrandchamps

Painter

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

Artworks

Biography

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. He paints, according to his own words, " a painting of doubt, doubt of the figure, doubt of presence, doubt even of painting". 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 addition, his work is present in French institutional collections (FRAC Ile-de-France - Le Plateau in Paris, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Saint-Étienne, Regional Museum of Contemporary Art Languedoc-Roussillon in Sérignan, Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg).

Selected exhibitions

  • 2019
    • Galerie Lelong, Paris , France
    • Chapelle des Cordeliers, Toulouse, France
  • 2018
    • Château de Poncé, Poncé-sur-le-Loir, France
  • 2017
    • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, Caen, France
    • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Rennes, France
    • Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
  • 2016
    • Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig, Allemagne
    • Le VOG - Centre d'art contemporain, Fontaine, France
  • 2015
    • Bibliothèque d'ULM, Ecole Normale, Paris, France
    • Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
    • Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Allemagne
    • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France
  • 2014
    • Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Allemagne
    • Atelier Michael Woolworth, Paris, France
  • 2013
    • Palais des Arts Dinard, Dinard, France
    • Palais Pisztory, Bratislava, Slovaquie
    • Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul, France
    • Fondation pour l'art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Château d'Arenthon, France
    • Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Allemagne
    • Musée Paul-Dini, Villefranche-sur-Saône, France
    • 2007
      • Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
      • musée Baron Martin, Gray, France
    • 2006
      • Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Allemagne
      • Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
      • Grand Palais, Paris , France
    • 2005
      • Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Allemagne
      • Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
      • musée des Beaux-Arts de Canton, Canton, Chine
      • musée des Beaux-Arts, Bucarest, Roumanie
      • Abbaye Saint-André, Centre d'art contemporain, Meymac, France
      • Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hongrie
      • Château Royal, Varsovie, Pologne
    • 2004
      • Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
      • Chapelle Saint-Jacques, Saint-Gaudens, France
      • Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), Strasbourg, France
      • Musée de l'abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
      • Saarlandmuseum - Museum in der Schlosskirche, Sarrebruck , Allemagne
    • 2003
      • Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France
      • FRAC - Ile-de-France - Le Plateau, Paris, France
      • Abbaye St André - Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, Meymac, France
    • 2002
      • Abbaye St André - Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, Meymac, France
      • Fondation du Château de Jau, Cases de Pène, France
    • 2001
      • Museum of Chosun University, Kwangju, République de Corée
    • 1999
      • Palais des Papes, Avignon, France
    • 1998
      • Espace Paul Ricard, Paris , France
    • 1996
      • musée Fesch, Ajaccio, France
    • 1995
      • cabinet d'Art graphique, musée national d'Art moderne - Centre Pompidou, Paris , France
    • 1987
      • Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
      • Musée Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Allemagne
      • Today art museum, Pékin, Chine
      • Institut culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
      • Musée de l'abbaye Sainte-Croix (MASC), Les Sables d'Olonne, France
      • Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, France
      • Carré d'Art - Musée d'Art Contemporain de Nîmes, Nîmes, France
      • Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
      • FRAC - Ile-de-France - Le Plateau, Paris, France
      • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
      • Musée National d'Art Moderne - MNAM, Paris, France
      • Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne (MAMC), Saint-Etienne, France
      • Musée Régional D'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan, France
      • Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), Strasbourg, France
      • Musée Paul Dini, Villefranche-sur-Saône, France
      • Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (IAC), Villeurbanne, France



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