Montreal based artist Marc Séguin uses found images culled from the internet, historical textbooks, photographs and his own urban landscape to create realistic renderings made out of charcoal, oil paint, tar, ash and unexpected appliqués like taxidermy animals, rhinestones, and locks of hair to create bold motifs that bespeak our contemporary climate. Séguin gently reminds his viewers of life's beauty through his wry sense of humor and raises questions about value, access and power. Touching on themes of the politically backwards, the environmentally compromised and the socially divided, his work reveals deeper truths about the nature of humanity through images that are not only thought provoking, but beautifully elegiac.
Marc Séguin currently splits his time between his home in Montréal, Québec and his Brooklyn, NY studio. His work has been exhibited extensively in Canada and the United States and is in numerous museums and collections, including Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal, François Pinault Collection, Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec, and the Cirque du Soleil Collection.