Born in 1946, Marc Couturier now lives in Paris. He was 38 years old when he came to art, when his first barques (rowing boats) – the subject of many of his later works – were shown to the public. He gained recognition as a sculptor with a vision both poetic and close to realism, his works depicting the world seen through the traces left by time on objects. Self-taught, Marc Couturier casts an unusual eye on the impact that humans have, deliberately or not, on their environment. Later the concept of redressement (recovery) took shape, giving birth to new works: found objects marked by history, given a new artistic life by the artist through what they tell of the passing of time, of the effects of the weather…
Followed the lames (blades) series of sculptures at the intersection of minimalism and symbolism, which is where Marc Couturier’s art stands. He is also known for his drawings with a silver point or a lead pencil.
Marc Couturier’s design for PINTON illustrates this desire to transcribe the textural effects left by time on nature and objects.
Nathalie Junod Ponsard