Marc COUTURIER « Demi-lune », 1990 Collection Frac Alsace, Sélestat © Droits réservés

2 exhibitions in Strasbourg :

-apollonia venue
12 rue du Faubourg de Pierre F-67000 Strasbourg

Opening on Friday 9 October 2009 from 4 to 6 p.m.,
in the presence of the artist
Exhibition from 10 October until 15 November 2009,
Monday – Saturday 3-6 p.m.

-Galerie Yves Iffrig
6 rue des Charpentiers 67000 Strasbourg – New address!

Opening on Friday 9 October 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m.,
in the presence of the artist
Exhibition from 10 October until 12 December 2009,
Wednesday – Saturday 2-7 p.m. and by appointment

Marc Couturier was born in 1946 in Mirbeau-sur-Bèze (Côte-d’Or). He lives and works Paris.

His works are part of numerous public collections: Pompidou Centre, Paris, National Fund for Contemporary Art, Paris, Cartier Foundation, Frac Alsace… Marc Couturier has also produced many significant public commands.

“In his work, the deductive imagination detached from superficiality pursues combinations of material and objects as if calling upon something where the terrestrial and the heavenly intersect. […] In illuminating the illusion of the world and allowing a glimpse of a superior order, Marc Couturier seems to contradict the properties of certain bodies: expanse, weight, inertia. So, even though the utilized elements exponentially reveal space or light, they partially dematerialize the surface. […] The plastic quality of a masse, form, or object is not as important to the artists as the feeling of absorption which these elements are able to produce. Arranging themselves around the invisible presence of an ulterior universe, more transcendent than scientific, they seem to want to go beyond the limits of our physical space in order to propose an alternative to our extremely narrow materiality.”

Anne Tronche,
extracts from the catalogue “Marc Couturier” published by Frac Alsace