Snared early on by the ever-vigilant and astute art dealer Simon Blais, Séguin quickly made his name internationally, and by now seems to have found a niche in the US with the Mike Weiss New York gallery. You just have to love the title of his latest exhibition there: I Love America and America Loves Me. Yup, and you have to love the guy for his gleeful audacity but there are good reasons to do so. His paintings represent art that can be bitten into, sampled and digested, touched and felt, rejected or not, but never ignored. The existential, nay, universal aspect of his production, flies in the face of contemporary reality, with its insistence on focusing on what is beneath the surface, no matter how disturbing. The narrative that runs through his oeuvre requires contemplation, reflection, analysis, and despite its contemporary guise, carries a heavy message. It is done via well-explored and well-experimented-with artistic discipline, and a deeply felt personal engagement with the metier. In other words, respect for both for the craft and the audience.

It’s good to know, and to prove yet again, that art traverses borders and ideologies, frontiers and concepts. It is a continually evolving entity, and Séguin does not shy away from the artist’s ‘mandate’ to speak out, to speak...

 
Marc Séguin
I Love America and America Loves Me

January 15 - March 7, 2015

Mike Weiss Gallery
520 W 24
NYC
212 691 6899
mikeweissgallery.com

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Marc Séguin

 
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Sainte-Thérèse

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Project Love

 
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