Didier Marcel



Didier Marcel’s oeuvre has been coming together before our very eyes. It has taken on its true sense, however, only with the passage of time, acquiring density and logic, not on the basis of a pre-existing intention that was then meticulously put into practice but thanks to the faith the artist himself seems to have in his insights, and the patience with which he has allowed them to develop. It will not be claimed that over two decades he gave his imagination free rein, attentive only to his impulses as they connected up a certain number of intuitions which now, a posteriori and flagrantly, present themselves to us in the form of a remarkably homogeneous set of works whose combinations and recombinations seem potentially infinite. Before anything else, the “method” (if this is a word that can be applied, retrospectively, to the process), which subtends Marcel’s work, stands before us today in all its splendour and self-evidence, far – very far – from the glibness that marks out most of the younger French artists, whose doctrine seems to be the “logic of the headline-grabber”.

Marcel’s work, capitalising on the experience gained in the production of the “small objects”, and



Born 1961 in Besançon, France
Lives and works in Dijon, France


Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques, Paris, France
Licence in sculpture, Université Paris I, Paris, France
Panthéon, Sorbonne, UFR St Charles, Paris, France
Ecole des beaux-arts de Besançon – DNSEP, Besançon, France

Selected Solo Shows

"Neolitic", galerie lange + put, Geneva, Switzerland
"Didier Marcel", Galerie Cyrille Putman, Arles, France
"edgy + dernières neiges", galerie lange + pult, Auvernier, Switzerland
"Rosée" (produced by Swarowski), FIAC, Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France
"Didier Marcel - Collection", Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
"Selection", galerie lange + pult, Zurich, Switzerland
"Didier Marcel", Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
"Nouvelles Œuvres", Château d’Oiron, Oiron, France
"Sculpture en l’Ile", Andrésy, France
"Bricks+drawings", Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
"Red harvest", Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria
"Nuit magique", Musée d’art contemporain Languedoc Roussillon, Sérignan, France