About

Born in 1946 in Mirebeau-sur-Bèze, he lives and works in Paris. In Le Tombeau de Cézanne (The Tomb of Cézanne), the artist has photographed cement traces on the TGV train station walls of Aix-en-Provence. He has displayed them on 16 panels, which unite the massiveness of the walls to the fragility of the medium. It is about a new version of street art: Providence images delivered to us, captured through the magic of the artist's eye and spirit. Couturier reveals secret movements of traces and suggestive signs which become both the mark and the image.

 

In the same way the Theatrini works, composed of various supports such as wooden boards and fragments of casks, placed in space and light, entitled "adjustments", immerse the visitor in the material imagination. A shapeless mark is transformed into a figure and vice versa. Leonardo da Vinci already explained in his Treatise on Painting: "If you look at certain walls dirtied by stains or mottled, you will see the resemblance to various landscapes adorned with all kinds of mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, great plains, valleys and hills...". The works of Marc Couturier are witness to the artist's observation, his discovery of nature depicting nature. Whether it be an accidental resemblance or pure projection on the part of the spectator, it is what the Chinese men of letters called “Dream stones.”