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, Franc
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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