PETIT Marc, sculpture, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 2014

“The relationship with time is at the very heart of this sculpture,as a prevalent obsession. The connection with archaeology and with the origin of sculpture is one of the paths followed by this obsession with time. But, if it is obvious that their apparent incomplete or half-destroyed state suggests the passage of millennia, if the schematization of the figures makes us remember now-defunct civilizations, most of


Petit’s works compel us to think of time far more severely and directly”.


Philippe Dagen, 2011.


“Everything reverberates with a scream, a long uninterrupted scream of which the


bronze is no longer but an echo that has lost its mouth. If there is any gentleness, it is in the after-cry. And in the silence in which it is shared. It is a time after tears have been shed, when the world has become dry once more and the only thing left to do is to comb the earth, looking for the shapes of the people we once loved”.


Ollivier Pourriol, 2013.

Biography

Marc Petit was born in June 27th, 1961 in Saint-Céré (Lot).

It is in Cahors where he spends his childhood, that he realizes his first sculptures from the age of 14 years old. He goes alongside to two sculptors, former alumni of the Fine arts school of Paris, which correct regularly his work: René Fournier teaches him the bases of the modeling and passes on to him the education of Marcel Gimond

Jean Lorquin, first great prize of Rome brings him his vision, his knowledge but also a true reflection on sculpture.

At the age of 24, he presents his first personal exhibition in Villeneuve sur Lot.

In 1989, he is a prize-winner of the foundation of France, then in 1993 prize-winner of the foundation Charles Oulmont.

The same year is organized an exhibition of his works in the museum Jean Jaurés in Castres. Since then, his work is regularly presented in Europe, in art fairs and in galleries.

In 2005, we could see about of 150 of his works in the Lazaret Ollandini in Ajaccio.

In 2006, the city of Cahors and the General Council of the Lot dedicated him a double exhibition, in the museum of Cahors Henri Martin and in the museum Rignault in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

The Marc Petit museum opens its doors on October 18th, 2008 in the walls of the Lazaret Ollandini in Ajaccio.

Summer 2011, the centre of contemporary art of the abbey of Auberive presents an important review in the parks and the thirty-room art centre.

October 22nd, 2011 is inaugurated The Space Marc Petit in the gallery Artset in Limoges.

March 24th, 2012 opening of the permanent space ' The Clos of Sculpture Marc Petit ' - Gallery Clos des Cimaises in Saint-Georges-du-Bois ( 17 ).

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Public collections

Centre d'art contemporain de l'Abbaye d'Auberive - Auberive
Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine - Bordeaux
Fontaine place du Colisée - Châteauneuf-la-Forêt
Jardin Marcelle Delpastre - Aixe / Vienne
Musée Jean Jaurès - Castres
Musée Goya - Castres
Musée Rapin - Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Maison de l'industrie - Decazeville

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Personal exhibitions

2015
Galerie Grand’Rue, Poitiers, France

Galerie Nicaise, Paris, France

Inauguration de «   L’Ange du Lazaret   », Cahors, France

La Galerie, Lyon, France

Art dans la ville, Issoire, France

Galerie Philippe Paschos, Pauilhac, France

2014
Le Clos d’Epicure, Cahors, France

Galerie du Château, Renens, Switzerland

Galerie Capazza, Arts Elysées, Paris, France

St'Art - Galerie Nicolet - Strasbourg, France

2013
Galerie Artset - Limoges, France

Galerie Brûlée - Strasbourg, France

Le Clos des Cimaises, Saint-Georges du Bois, France

Galerie Anna-Tschopp, Marseille, France

2012
Galerie Nicaise - Paris, France

St'Art - Galerie Nicolet - Strasbourg, France

Galerie NacLil - Lille, France

Salle Saint-Esprit - Valbonne, France

Galerie Grand'rue - Poitiers, France

Galerie du Château - Renens, Switzerland

Le Clos des Cimaises - Saint-Georges-du-Bois, France

2011
Le Clos des Cimaises - Saint-Georges-du-Bois, France

Galerie du Rat mort - Ostende, Belgium

Rétrospective Abbaye d'Auberive, France

Galerie Artset - Limoges, France

2010
Véga'Art - Saint-Germain-sur-Rhône, France

Galerie Grand'rue - Poitiers, France

Le Clos des Cimaises - Saint-Georges-du-Bois, France

Cahors Juin Jardins, France

Galerie Art Sud - Toulouse, France

Galerie Artset - Limoges, France

Galerie Anna Tschopp - Marseille, France

Galerie Françoise Souchaud - Lyon, France

2009
Galerie Grand'rue - Poitiers, France

Galerie du Château - Renens, Switzerland

Le Clos des Cimaises - Saint-Georges-du-Bois, France

2008
Galerie du Rat mort - Ostende, Belgium

Musée Marc Petit - Ajaccio, France

Galerie Samantha Sellem et galerie Béatrice Soulié - Paris, France

Galerie du Saint-James - Bouliac, France

St'Art - galerie Artsud - Strasbourg, France

Galerie Artset - Limoges, France

2007
Les Fonds noirs, pastels - Galerie Artset - Limoges, France

Galerie Grand'rue - Poitiers, France

Galerie Art Sud - Toulouse, France

Galerie Françoise Souchaud - Lyon, France

2006
Galerie Sellem - Paris, France

Galerie Artset - Limoges, France

Musée Henri Martin et Musée Rignault - Cahors et Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France

St'Art - galerie Artsud - Strasbourg, France

La Maison-près-Bastille - Paris, France

2005
Le Lazaret Ollandini - Ajaccio, France

Galerie Art Sud - Toulouse, France

St'Art - galerie Artsud - Strasbourg, France

2004
Galerie Jean-Marc Laik - Coblence, Germany

Galerie Grand'rue - Poitiers, France

Galerie Art Sud - Toulouse, France

Galerie Artset - Limoges, France

2003
Galerie Huyse Molensloot - Anvers, Belgium

Galerie du Rat mort - Ostende, Belgium

St'Art - galerie Artsud - Strasbourg, France

2002
Galerie du Rat mort - Ostende, Belgium

Galerie Art Sud - Toulouse, France

Galerie Artset - Limoges, France

2001
Galerie Arnoux - Paris , France

Les Chants de la nuit - Saint-Geours-de-Maremne, France

AB Galeria - Granollers, Spain

Galerie Canvas - Malines, Belgium

Galerie Joëlle Maulny - Angers, France

2000
Galerie Duchoze - Rouen, France

Galerie du Rat mort - Ostende, Belgium

Galerie Art Sud - Toulouse, France

Galerie Artset - Limoges, France

Galerie Art Sud - Art Expo Barcelone, Spain

St'Art - galerie Artsud - Strasbourg, France

1999
St'Art - galerie Artsud - Strasbourg, France

Galerie Arnoux - Paris, France

Galerie Joëlle Maulny - Angers, France

1998
Conseil Régional du Limousin - Limoges, France

Galerie du Rat mort - Ostende, Belgium

Galerie Art Sud - Toulouse, France

Galerie Art Sud - Art Expo Barcelone, Spain

1997
Espace Ambuel - Sion, Switzerland

Galerie MH Bou - Decazeville, France

AB Galeria - Granollers, Spain

Galerie Art Sud - Linéart - Gand, Belgium

1996
Galerie Artset - Limoges, France

Galerie Annick Driguez - Paris, France

Galerie Art Sud - Art Expo Barcelone, Spain

1995
Maison des consuls - Saint-Céré, France

Galerie Art Sud - Toulouse, France

1994
Musée Henri Martin - Cahors, France

Galerie MH Bou - Decazeville, France

Galerie Annick Driguez - Paris, France

1993
Musée Jean Jaurès - Castres, France

Galerie Artset - Limoges, France

1991
Galerie MH Bou - Decazeville, France

1988
Galerie Evasion - Liège, Belgium

1987
Galerie Art Sud - Toulouse, France

1985
Centre culturel - Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France

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