Inner Landscapes

peintures
2014-2015
Inner Landscapes / N° 77 / Huile sur toile / 2015 / 50 x 65 cm

Series of 80 paintings. A Music of the Soul Converses with the Silence Under the appearance of skies and seas, Marzuk tried to convey inner and deep emotional states, moods. It is a work with multiple meanings : a literal meaning – we see a sky and a sea – but it is also like a glaze painting, other layers, more subtle, can be discovered : psychological, analogical, symbolic, spiritual… The artist attempts a dramaturgy of the opposites : contrast of the rhythm of the material – impetuous or calm, contrast of lights, contrast between sky and sea, between ...

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Inner Landscapes

catalogue
2014
Inner Landscapes

View this online catalog : Behind the appearance of skies and seas, Marzuk tried to transcribe internal and deep emotional states, moods. It is a work with multiple senses : sense literal - We see a sky and a sea - but also, as a painting in glacis, other strata more subtle can confide, psychological, analog, symbolic, spiritual...  ...

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Spirit of garden / Installation

performances
2014
Esprit de Jardin / acrylique sur Velum, métal sur plexiglas, dessins sur céramiques / Villa Roc Fleuri, Cap d’Ail / 2014 / L’installation terminée 2

The exhibition takes place in the garden of the beautiful villa Belle Epoque "Roc Fleuri" in Cap d'Ail, at the edge of sea. On the initiative of the project the "no-made" group. The request is that the artists create, in situ, works in the garden. On about twenty M2 I propose a scenography (others would say an installation) that I named : Spirit of garden. This work resume and synthesize several of my searches concerning the nature and the garden: a big drawing of laurel-flower on canopy, a diptych in Plexiglas and net of metal symbolizing in an abstracted way the wind in branches, and an arrangement of tiles of ceramic with dead leaves re-take snuff on my series Memory of the ...

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The exhausted men

photographies
2012
Les hommes épuisés / Photographie sur métal / New-York / 45 x 75 cm / 2012

Series of 4 photos During a stay in New York in 2009, Marzuk photographs a suite of portraits which he names "The exhausted men". Using in a regular way the principle of the assembly and the multiple, he diverts, in this series of four photos, the advertising slogan ”Think different” from Apple to update the superficiality of the advertising and contrasts him with the depth of the real life, that of the suffering of the people. While all the photos were taken in New York, the artist, by registering the names of diverse big capitals of the world, informs us that the main globalization is the one of the difficulty living, masked - cruel ...

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Franchir la Porte du Respect / Cross the Door of the Respect

catalogue
2011
Franchir la Porte du Respect (2011)

View this online catalog : For "Sept Off", festival of the Photography of Nice 2011, with as guest of honor Tunisia of the Arab Spring, André Marzuk composes a big painting by 250 by 670 cms, entitled: "Cross the Door of the Respect". According to the law of opposite, the opposite of the " Wall of the Shame " it is the " Wall of the Respect ". For Marzuk, the respect, it is the respect for the rights of all the beings, the first one of these rights being the right to liberty of consciousness, foundation of the freedom and the human dignity....

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Franchir la Porte du Respect / Cross the Door of the Respect

peintures
2011
Franchir la Porte du Respect / Acrylique et techniques mixtes sur bâche plastique / 250 x 670 cm / 2011

For "Sept Off" festival of the Photography of Nice 2011, with as guest of honor Tunisia of the Arab Spring, André Marzuk composes a big painting by 250 by 670 cms, entitled : Cross the Door of the Respect. According to the law of opposite, the opposite of the " Wall of the Shame " it is the " Wall of the Respect ". For Marzuk, the respect, it is the respect for the rights of all the beings, the first one of these rights being the right to liberty of consciousness, foundation of the freedom and the human dignity....

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Of intense life

photographies
2011
De vie intense / Photographie sous plexiglas N°1 / 48 x 55 cm / 2011

Series of 10 photos The first reason of the age-old journeys from port to port around the Mediterranean Sea it is the commercial exchange. It is in my opinion carrier of an intense, particular, vital life finally because we often exchange there foodstuffs the most necessary for the life. I attempted for several years to photograph the markets of several cities, everything around the world. There is, I think, in the simple way of showing its goods, a sociology and a psychology of cities, regions and peoples. This work proposes a dialogue between markets of Tunisia and markets of Nice. As often, I worked in close-ups. In ...

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Diverse drawings

dessins
2010-2015
Andrew Wyeth / Pierre noire et pastel sec sur papier / 98 x 63 cm / 2010

(...) For my part, what always affects me most profoundly, it is the line, its line of pencil... Alain Sabatier, photographe / Interview extraite du film de J-C. Fraicher : "André Marzuk, Fragments de Soi" / 2010...

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Véronique’s Suite

dessins
2010-2012
La Suite Véronique / Dessin N°134 / Pastel sec noir sur papier / 98 x 63 cm / 2012

Series of 134 drawings, according to Francesco Mochi's sculpture, Basilica St Pierre of Rome. Cette suite de dessins interroge – mythe ou réalité peu importe – l'apparition de la première "image" de l'histoire de l'art occidental : le visage de "Dieu" sur le voile de Véronique. Ce nom viens de "Vera Eikona" qui veut dire "Vraie Icône", l'icône étant une image représentant une figure. Véronique, parce qu'elle a "capturé" le visage de son "Dieu", est saisie d'une extase intérieure (ou enstase selon le joli mot du musicologue Jean During.)  Dans cette suite de dessins ...

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Fragment de soi

catalogue
2010
Fragment de soi

DVD / Movie about the artistic work Fragment de soi / Fragment of one André Marzuk, peintures et dessins / André Marzuk, paintings and drawings Un film de Jean-Claude Fraicher / Jean-Claude Fraicher's movie 26 minutes 2010...

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New York, New York

films-videos
2010
Film-NY

Marzuk, utilisant deux versions d’une même chanson emblématique, nous montre les deux versant contrastées de l’Amérique : les hommes épuisés et la difficulté de vivre, masquée – cruel paradoxe – par les innombrables lumières clinquantes des grandes villes....

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Wall scenographies

ceramiques
2009-2011
Scénographies murales / 1 Toute beauté fait signe / Céramiques, texte et or fin sur mur / 210 x 261 cm / 2009

Series of 8 installations on wall. On walls are arranged with a particular care of the ceramic works constituted by a configuration of squares. Each of them identifies a scenic space which integrates other elements: writing, tracks of golden thread, comments. One of her is put next to a paint in the polylobed outlines. Proof of filiation between an entity and the other one. The verb and the image in osmosis propose multiple readings. By the voluntary decomposition of icons originally compact, the artist causes some micro chaotic universes. The work undergoes a first metamorphosis just like a puzzle the composer of which would deliberately have misled the original solution....

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The Manifesto of 2009

reflexions-sur-l-art
2009
Le Manifeste dans le catalogue ”Concerto pour deux cœurs”

This exhibition is, for me, a manifesto. Which does not denounce, but who announces.  It is the manifesto of a change of paradigm, that is vision of the world, that will take all its place slowly but surely throughout the century and will become, a next, brilliant day. Sociologically, the modernity - With the cynicism which characterizes her - is a historic period which ends. One of its characteristics is a propensity to formulate beautiful theories very rarely applied. While what emerges since a few decades, and announces the future, separates on no account the theory of the practice. For example, if we are for the equality absolv...

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Concerto pour deux cœurs / Concerto for two hearts

catalogue
2009
Concerto pour deux cœurs (2006-2009)

View this online catalog : From 2006 till 2009 Marzuk gives birth to its series of paintings "Concerto for two hearts", a hymn in the tenderness, this "fine point" of love, which the artist delivers us with subtlety and flamboyance at the same time. Pascale Boigontier Go through some pages of this magnificent catalog-book of love, among which the layout, realized in complicity by the artist and the talented graphic designer Françoise Eymond, required one working year....

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Portrait-Promenade / Film N°4

films-videos
2009
Film-PP4


Of the Pure Pigment Put On The Lagoon

photographies
2008
Du Pigment Pur Posé Sur La Lagune / Photographie sur métal N°1 / 29,5 x 118 cm / 2008

Series of 5 photos Five photos of the series "Of the Pure Pigment Put On The Lagoon" were realized during three stays between 2003 and 2008, on the island of fishermen of Burano, in the lagoon of Venice. His vision of painter restores the internal sensation felt in this unique place. By his not conventional approach : tight centring and presentation in triptych, Marzuk offers us a work on the color, certainly, but more fundamentally on the Humanity, through a praise of the simplicity. Nice, Tunis, Venice, New York … For Marzuk the ethical work of self-knowledge gives its deep sense to the geographical jo...

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Cœur ignition

films-videos
2008
Film-Coeur-ignition

Structuré, comme un concerto, en 3 mouvements : La mort/la mort, La mort/la vie, La vie/la vie, ce film confronte deux œuvres artistiques produites à 30 ans d’intervalle : Hiroshima-La Mort (1969) et Traces de lumière (1999) comme symbolique des grandes périodes de l'œuvre poétique de Césaire, la révolte et l'espoir. Marius-Marc Roux offre le grain de sa voix aux poèmes de Césaire. Le 14 septembre 2002, devant tous les représentants de la Culture et les médias de Martinique Aimé Césaire dira en signant "Cœur ignition...

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Big ceramics

ceramiques
2007-2009
Grandes céramiques / 42 louanges, Suite III / 1 Le Cœur / 135 x 135 cm / 2009

Series of 4 panels. At first, Marzuk creates the Polylobes. We are in 1984. A work which excites the beauty of the world and speaks about Uniqueness. Already we applaud, besides the big wealth of details and colors, the remarkable virtuosity of this poet of the subtle. Between 1991 and 1995, he deconstructs the Polylobes to create 42 Praises to Regard, the series of surprising stickings to express, on the contrary, the Multiplicity. The light passed through a prism and gets out of it different, but nevertheless unchanged in its deep, abundant, exuberant beauty in its constructions as in its variations…...

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Regard sur les 20 dernières années / Look over the last 20 years (1985-2005)

catalogue
2007
Regard sur les 20 dernières années (1985-2005)

View this online catalog : André Marzuk paints and draws for more than 40 years. The publication of its book-catalog redrawing 20 years of artistic creations offers the possibility of presenting a wide overview of its work: paintings, drawings, artist's books… For a long time committed in a contemporary expression, where an ethics of the art and the artist lives at the heart of its project, André Marzuk takes us towards an expanding art of feelings glorifying the human part....

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Pénombre dedans, soleil dehors. Heures figées

films-videos
2007
Film-Tunis

Sur de somptueux extraits de trois romans de Colette Fellous – Avenue de France, Aujourd’hui et Plein été – je convoque la mémoire de mon enfance : le ciel, "peut-être mon premier rendez-vous d’amour", que je peindrais tant de fois ; ma mère, et plus largement ma famille ; ma course éperdue pour une vie intense et vraie "J’ai tellement couru. Jusqu’au jour d’ici." ; un pays que j’aime tant et dont je ne peux pas encore savoir "qu’il ne sera qu’un pays de passage."  Une méditation poétique et philosophique ...

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Bleu silence

films-videos
2007
Film-Bleu-silence

De 1992 à 1993, revisitant l’œuvre de Georges de La Tour, je réalise une suite de quinze pastels monochromes : Recueil de silences. L’année suivante, Olympia Alberti, sur un coup de cœur, écrit un texte superbe et profond sur ces dessins. En 1997, l’ensemble, texte et dessins, sera publié sous le titre Bleu silence. Enfin, dix ans plus tard, pour une conférence à la Maison Jules Roy de Vézelay, je crée cette vidéo pour parachever ce cycle sur nos silences intérieurs. Cette promenade dans ces pastels est accompagnée d'extraits du livre dit par Olympia Alberti. ...

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Portrait-Promenade / Film N°3

films-videos
2007
Film-PP3


Concerto for two hearts

peintures
2006-2009
Concerto pour deux cœurs / N°1 Beau à voir / Acrylique, photographie, plexiglas, céramique et or fin sur bois / 55 x 89 cm / 2009

Series of 15 paintings   Fragments of love letters During years 1976-1979 our relation developed while we lived in hundred kilometers one of the other one, Brigitte in Rennes and me to St Brieuc. When we could, but almost always, we found ourselves to cross the ends of the week either to the one, or to the other one. The rest of the week we spelt. Almost every day. Once a small word of a page, more often long letters decorated with drawings. Of these hundred pages which we had kept for us two until this day, I extracte...

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Portrait-Promenade / Film N°1

films-videos
2006
Film-PP1


Portrait-Promenade / Film N°2

films-videos
2006
Film-PP2


Fleurs de minuit

films-videos
2005
Film Fleurs de minuit / 2005 / 8 minutes


Colette, La naissance de la liberté

Livres-illustres
2004
Colette, La naissance de la liberté

Livre illustré Colette, La naissance de la liberté Olympia Alberti Christian Pirot Editeur 2004...

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Mémorial des corps et des âmes

films-videos
2004
Mémorial des corps et des âmes / 2004 / 10 minutes accompagné de poèmes d’Yvon Le Men dit par le poète.

En 30 années et plus de 30 livres Yvon Le Men s’est affirmé comme un des plus grands poètes contemporains. Nous nous sommes connus en 1976, il avait 23 ans, et j’ai immédiatement eu la conviction qu’il serait un grand de la poésie. Trente ans plus au large, j’ai ressenti le désir profond de lier sa soif d’absolu et la mienne.    En 2003 j’essaye d’aborder dans ce court métrage la problématique de la mort – sujet tabou de notre société actuelle – sur des extraits du recueil de poèmes L&rsqu...

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Je te parle à voix basse, je te parle à voix folle

films-videos
2004
Film-Bobin

Ce film en 3 mouvements montre et parle avec poésie de la vie contenue dans la mort et montre 3 œuvres personnelles : installation, photographies et dessins. Le texte est basé sur des extraits du superbe livre de Christian Bobin : ”La plus que vive”. À ma demande d’autorisation de montrer ce film en public Bobin m’a répondu qu’il préférait que ses textes restent dans le livre et uniquement dans le livre. Je respecte donc son souhait....

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Guillevic, l'homme-poète

livres-d-artiste
2001
Guillevic, l'homme-poète

Livre d'artiste Guillevic, l'homme-poète Essai de Yvon Le Men, en hommage au poète Guillevic. "Dessin à la flamme", papier Fabriano gaufré et déchiré, et filet d'or fin 22 carats pour illustrer ce livre rare. Edition : Ville d'Hennebont 4 exemplaires uniques numérotés, signés par les auteurs 28,7 x 19,2 cm...

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The Pictorial Offering

peintures
1999-2003
L’Offrande Picturale / Portrait de Gustav Mahler / Pastel sec, acrylique et or fin sur toile / 130 x 89 cm / 1999

Series of 21 paintings. I try to transcribe in these canvasses the mark, the perfume, the indelible imprint their work left in me. They are portraits of beings and portraits of works. And the title of this serie is already a tribute to Bach.    André Marzuk pays tribute to those who nourished him : painters, musicians and poets who put their mark on his life and inspired him in his work. They are accurate portraits as for the portrayal, very inspired in their end. Beyond the form, in the entrancing meeting of the model and his cosmic universe wanted by the artist, these exce...

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Cœur Ignition / Heart Ignition (with Aimé Césaire)

catalogue
1999
Cœur Ignition

View this online Artist's book : Come back from Martinique by having the impression to have better understood Aimé Césaire's work, Marzuk decides to create artist's book : "Cœur ignition" ("Heart ignition"). From July, 1998 till April, 1999 he works on new drawings ”with the flame", chosen by new colors of papers, develops a layout and adds a contribution of net of fine gold 24 carats. Each of 4 books consists of 22 fragments of poems, carefully selected and authorized, accompanying 22 dr...

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Cœur Ignition

livres-d-artiste
1999
Cœur Ignition

Livre d'artiste Cœur Ignition  22 "dessins à la flamme", accompagnées de 22 fragments de poèmes d'Aimé Césaire.  4 exemplaires uniques, numérotés, signés par les auteurs 22 x 22 cm 1999   Lors de la signature je dis à Césaire "Il ne faut pas voir dans ces dessins des traces noires, mais une tentative de saisir l'âme de la lumière." Aimé Césaire m'a répondu : "Vous avez saisi l'essentiel de mon œuvre. Vous l'avez senti, et profondément sentie.” Enthousiaste, il signera le livre devant tous ...

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Croire vivre

Livres-illustres
1998
Croire vivre

Livre illustré Croire vivre Olympia Alberti Un livre-objet : 5 dessins originaux sur une nouvelle d'Olympia Alberti  Editions L'Amourier 1998...

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Ombres de Lumière / II

livres-d-artiste
1997
Ombres de Lumière / II

Livre d'artiste Ombres de Lumière / II 27 dessins "à la flamme" accompagnant 27 fragments de poèmes extraits de l'œuvre poétique d'Yvon Le Men. 10 exemplaires uniques, numérotés, signés par les auteurs. 22 x 13,5 cm 1997...

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L'écho de la lumière

Livres-illustres
1997
L'écho de la lumière

Livre illustré L'écho de la lumière Poèmes de Yvon Le Men  Édition de luxe illustrée de 2 dessins originaux à la flamme Rougerie Editeur 1997...

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Bleu silence

Livres-illustres
1997
Bleu silence

Livre illustré Bleu silence Olympia Alberti Les Editions du Ricochet 1997   Olympia Alberti - prix de l'Académie Française pour l'ensemble de l'œuvre poétique - a écrit un essai sur les dessins de la série "Recueil de silences".   André Marzuk, peintre des émotions de l'âme, a décidé de mettre Georges de La Tour en bleu. La plus profonde des couleurs, la plus immatérielle, la plus pure, la plus froide. Ses études au pastel nous révèlent des pans cachés des grandes toiles du maître du caravagisme intérioris&eac...

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Marks of light

dessins
1996-1999
Traces de lumière / Série 1 / Dessin N°2 / flamme sur papier / 38 x 28 cm / 1996

Series of more than 200 drawings. In January 1996 I resumed a work I had started in 1969. These drawings have the distinctive feature of being entirely executed with a flame. This work is not an interrelation between order and disorder, but a game between two fields : the order that we master, which is under control of our will and the order of nature, that we can't bring under control but which is not a disorder, as explained by mathematics under the name of « chaos », but it's an order even more subtil that goes beyond us. And it's the clash between these two fields of the organization ...

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Tribute to Jean Tauler / Performance in the Church of the Temple-Neuf, Strasbourg

performances
1996
Les nobles colonnes du monde (Hommage à Jean Tauler) / Acrylique et or fin sur toile / 200 x 100 cm / 1996

André MARZUK, believer in his plastic approach favoring the bottom to the form, did not try to paint Jean Tauler's physical or psychological portrait. He especially attempted to express "the essence” of his word and his life. Tear of light, text written in a decorative hand in mirror, "the noble columns of the world" is a tribute for the thought of Tauler and, beyond, in the long run lined by the men and the women of light, since first stages until our days. The written in a decorative hand text is extracted from the sermon 5: "These people enjoy only only God and anything e...

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Ombres de Lumière / I

livres-d-artiste
1996
Ombres de Lumière / I

Livre d'artiste Ombres de Lumière / I 25 Fragments de poème d'Yvon Le Men 1ère version : textes écrit à la main par l'artiste 4 exemplaires uniques signé par l’artiste 15 x 15 cm 1996...

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100 Maxims of Guidance

Livres-illustres
1995
100 Maximes de guidance

  Livre illustré 100 Maximes de guidance Accompagnant la profondeur des textes du philosophe, poète et musicien Ostad Elahi, 28 détails en quadrichromie des Polylobes illustre ce livre d'art, "régal pour les yeux comme pour l'âme." Editions Robert Laffont, 1995 Réédition en 2000   Traduction anglaise :  100 Maxims of Guidance
 Editions Robert Laffont, 2000   Traduction en italien :  Pensieri di luce
 Traduit par le grand poète Mario Luzi Edition Mondadori, 2000...

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Les frères Lumière

Livres-illustres
1995
Les frères Lumière

Livre illustré Les frères Lumière de Jacques Rittaud-Hutinet Flammarion 1995...

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Images of the Lumière

peintures
1994-1995
Images des Lumière 7 / Pastel sec, acrylique et dorure sur toile / 120 x 120 cm / 1994

Series of 7 drawings and 2 paintings. At the request of one of the biggest collectors of "the image in movement", and for the remembrance of 100 years of the creation of the cinematograph by the Lumière brothers planned in 1995, I execute, from February, 1994 till February, 1995, a series of 7 drawings and 2 paintings on Auguste and Louis Lumière: Images of the Lumière. One of the drawings will illustrate the book cover Les frères Lumière of Jacques Rittaud-Hutinet, in the Publishing Flammarion....

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Memory of the leaves

dessins
1994-1995
Mémoire des feuilles / Dessin N°1 / Crayon graphite sur Ingres / 33,5 x 24,5 cm / 1994

Series of 20 drawings. Every day, in autumn 1994 and 1995, I draw a leaf fallen from one of the trees of the small place where is situated my workshop. Later, I select fragments of Olympia Alberti's literary and poetic work. Later even, during a working session together to my workshop, I ask her if she is willing to write the chosen passage, by indicating her the space where has to be situated the text. Work in two hands. The sheet of drawing keeps in memory the leaf of the tree which is dying. The leaf of the tree keeps in memory its life in its nervures. And both, sheets and leaves, transport Olympia's words. Memory of death, memory of suffering, memory of enjoyment, memory of life, memory of the world. Memory of love....

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Portrait of a Woman

peintures
1993-1998
Portrait d'une Femme XVII / Acrylique, sanguine et or fin sur toile / 120 x 120 cm / 1994

Series of 36 paintings and 50 drawings. Carried out during 5 years, Portrait of a Woman is a series of 90 paintings and drawings exploring the different emotions aroused by the variations of centrings of the same face, reflecting, to me, the plenary Humanity visible in a human being : a contemporary icon.    The screen is both something that hides and something that shows. It could be the generic title of Portrait of a Woman because this series, as the screen, hides and shows. This work is similar to a hologram, each portrait being at once a fragment and a whole....

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Portrait of a Woman

dessins
1993-1998
Portrait d'une Femme / Dessin N°7 / Sanguine sur Ingres Fabriano / 56,5 x 46 cm / 1993

Series of 20 drawings. Carried out during 4 years, Portrait of a Woman is a series of 90 paintings and drawings exploring the different emotions aroused by the variations of centrings of the same face, reflecting ; to me, the Humanity visible in a human being : a contemporary icon.    The screen is both something that hides and something that shows. It could be the generic title of Portrait of a Woman because this series, as the screen, hides and shows. This work is similar to a hologram, each portrait being at once a fragment and a whole.  ...

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Spirit of garden

dessins
1993-1995
Esprit de jardin / Dessin N°63 / Fusain sur paperboard / 102 x 70 cm / 1995

Series of 75 drawings. (...) déjà le jardin se dérobe. Le trait qui s'apprêtait à nous faire croire à la feuille et à la branche, ici ou là, s'arrête, se tait. La main du dessinateur laisse au blanc, au vide, le soin de désigner ce qui ne peut être vu. Et l'image s'approche d'une frontière où le regard, soudain intériorisé, devine une autre réalité.  Monique Caïs-Ménassieu...

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Collection of silences

dessins
1993
Recueil de silences / Dessin N°2 / Crayon pastel sec sur Fabriano Satinato / 46 x 56,5 cm / 1992

Series of 16 drawings. In this work, the quotation of Georges de la Tour connotes the idea of classicism, the monochromy, this of contemporaneousness. Playing with this noticeable dichotomy I worked to its unity that consitutes one of the main lines current aesthetic concerns. Indeed, the spiritual field is spaceless and timeless. That is how art can reach the universal and the timeless.  In his book La chambre claire, note sur la photographie, Roland Barthes says : "Photography is subversive, not when it scares, when it's revuslant or even stigmatises, but when it's thougntful". I think this point of view is...

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At the top of the sky's terraces

dessins
1993
Au sommet des terrasses du ciel / Suite I - N°4 (détail) / acrylique sur bois / 60 x 55 cm / 1993

Series of 22 Paints/drawings. De janvier à mars 1993, je travaille à une série de 22 peintures/dessins accompagnées de poèmes chinois anciens : Au sommet des terrasses du ciel.  C'est la première fois que j'expérimente le couple peinture/dessin. Dessinant ces croquis en quelques secondes au feutre acrylique sur des fonds préparés en peinture acrylique, je réunifie ce qui pour moi n'a jamais été séparé : le couple – amoureux depuis des siècles – dessin-peinture....

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Steles

peintures
1992-1998
Acrylique et dorure sur bois 150 x 110 cm

Series of 31 paintings. Are Steles fragments of visions ? Are they the emergence of memories buried beyond our clear consciousness ? Archetypal images ? The dominant of blues - white and gold coming in counterpoint - strengthens this poetic implementation....

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Stanzas to the skies

dessins
1992
Mine graphite sur papier Fabriano / 56 x 76 cm / Dessin N°1 / 1992

Series of 18 drawings. Des fougères qui ploient. Une tige qui s'élance. Le souffle du vent. Des feuilles d'aralia. La sombre rugosité d'un tronc. Des foisonnements. Des balancements. Le silence. C'est un jardin. Pour le voir, il a fallu que le regard s'arrête. En retour, c'est d'abord le choc, léger, insistant, d'une présence et d'une saveur. Mais à peine a-t-on pu s'étonner de cette proximité du monde que déjà le jardin se dérobe. Le trait qui s'apprêtait à nous faire croire à la feuille et à la branche, ici ou là, s'arrête, se tait. La main du d...

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42 praises to Regard

peintures
1991-1995
42 louanges au Regard / Suite II / N°1 L’Unicité / Collage de photographies / 36 x 36 cm / 1995

Séries of 13 stickings done from the Polylobes I have just spent 8 years painting the Polylobes, which were, among other things, an attempt to reflect the unity of the universes. 42 Praises to Regard is a work of stockings, done from the Polylobes, about multiplicity. I subjected the Polylobes to a "big-bang", and under the appearance of a work of deconstruction, hides like in the big-bang of the cosmos, a deep order. This research closes the metaphysical circle by accentuating the fact that unity and multiplicity are 2 aspects of the same fundamental principle : the law of the contraries. &nbs...

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Points of view about Art

reflexions-sur-l-art
1985-2015
Point de vue sur l'art

Here is a selection of some of my Points of view about Art, reflections of workshop noted since 1985. Rather than of long developments, it is voluntarily that I looked for the conciseness of the subject. I hope that these reflections can be useful for the debate on the contemporary art, as well as for the reconstruction of a real sense for the Art of the next decades      Voilà une sélection de quelques-uns de mes Points de vue sur l’Art...

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Polylobes

peintures
1984-1992
Polylobe N°7 / La Perfection / 1987 Acrylique et dorure sur bois / Diamètre 100 cm.

Series of 20 paintings. And with Marzuk the image both gets roots and at the same time displays, outbrimming frames, frontiers, genders. It bestows on us, we who are filled with the splendour of its warm, subtle living colours. Itdares, with a quiet evidence, make unusualpictural writings meet. It is meticulously figurative, though at times abstract. The letter finds its place in it : greek, arabic, chinese, coptic or phoenician. There is also some cabala and surrealism and the free efflorescence of ornamentation. But at no time that diversity is chaotic, everything cooperate to give a deep and mysterious feeling of unity. ...

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Hiroshima-The Death

performances
1969
Hiroshima-La Mort / Glycérophtalique / 36 rue Liancourt, Paris / 1969 / Photo Alain Sabatier

1969. The time is nihilist and rebel, this half-public and half-private performance is daily done. The painter covers day after day his flat, which is also his studio, with ashen paint. By this desperate meditation, André Marzuk portrays a criticism of the society, he casts his own difficulties to find a meaning to his artistical involvement.   Dany Ropart    In Hiroshima-The Death, I could have put a hyperrealistic model of a human being, itself painted in gray-mauve in order to show the Humanity, dead. But with no human being, it was stronger. That meant : the...

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Les années Paris / Years Paris (1966-1969)

catalogue
1966-1969
Les années Paris (1966-1969)

View this online catalog : This catalog shows a selection of youth works during 4 last years in Paris between 1966 and 1970. Marzuk was 18 years old in 1966. They are the first paintings painted after his studies at the National School of the decorative arts of Nice and at the National School of the Fine arts of Paris.  ...

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