Marc Séguin is an ArtJetSet favorite, whose career we have watch since 2008. His masterful grisaille technique combined with layering of think pigments and taxidermied animals is visually beautiful while emotionally challenging. For Séguin’s first solo show at the Mike Weiss Gallery titled Failures, he exhibited portraits of political figures and destroyed chruches. We have seen his earlier large scale works that depicted political and religious figures (click HERE and HERE to see the other ArtJetSet posts), and now we […]
The current exhibition, The Reflexive Self at Mike Weiss Gallery features two of my favorite Canadian artists. Marc Séguin uses human ashes to create dark ephemeral portraits. Kim Dorland’s bright vivid forests of thickly layered painted canvases. The show as a whole is a bit incongruent, bringing together young artists working in a variety of media and themes.
ArtJetSet had the immense priviledge of visiting with painter come author Marc Séguin at his studio in Brooklyn last spring, during which time his paintings were on view at Scope Art Fair New York. An avid hunter, who incorporates taxidermied skins into his large format paintings, Séguin has recently published a compelling fictious non-autobiographic novel titled La Foi du Braconnier (The Faith of a Poacher).Le braconnier is a poacher who travels between Canada and the United States absorbed in a […]
Scope Art Fair New York is the FUN emerging contemporary fair. Where most of the fairs this season were quiet and modest, Scope promotes a lively dynamic program. Scope is refreshing and high energy. Scope Fair is held at the Lincoln Center, the exterior surrounded by highrises, the interior an hommage to nature and camping. The entry was crowned by the resin deer head by Carolyn Salas and Adam Parker, from there we are guided down a ramp lined with […]
Mark Séguin is the hottest shocking Ottawa born painter of the moment. His works are provocative nostalgic and familiar. His reoccuring guy in a hoodie is every where out side, yet in his paintings cast an erie familiarity in the scenes that make you never want to go camping again. His works are a brilliant mix of folklore and contemporary media.