About Marc Séguin
Marc Séguin was born in the Outaouais in 1970 and studied art at Concordia University. Today, he divides his time between painting (mainly in Brooklyn), writing, filmmaking (his first feature film, Stealing Alice, will be released soon), raising his four children and making artisan maple syrup.
Marc Séguin is a socially engaged artist who uses iconic images drawn from photojournalism as his working material. He appropriates media representations of disasters and transposes them to the canvas in a deeply personal way. Social criticism and revulsion at violence and human stupidity are constant themes in his work. Marc Séguin also has a keen interest in engraving, which he has been practicing since the beginning of his career more than 20 years ago.
To date, Marc Séguin has had more than 20 solo exhibitions and has participated in a similar number of group exhibitions and international shows in Madrid, Barcelona, Venice, Berlin, Cologne, New York, Miami, Chicago, Brussels and Namur. The exhibition at the Quebecor gallery includes several recent works that have not been shown before. The pieces, taken mainly from Galerie Simon Blais’ holdings and its owner’s personal collection, provide a brief but compelling overview of Marc Séguin’s prolific career.
Works by a dozen Québec artists have hung in the gallery at Quebecor’s head office since it opened in 2012. Quebecor also supports many museums and visual arts organizations and events in Québec, including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
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