February 14 - March 14, 1998
After recently presenting a selection of paintings at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Marc Séguin presents a series of works on paper at Galerie Trois Points.
The freedom with which Marc Séguin works is evident to many respects. Also, while retaining the heterogeneous aspect of the works on canvas, the artist’s drawings are at odds with previous productions. One will find there, certainly, reasons of his habitual imagery, surfaces sometimes deprived sometimes loaded; but if the spirit in which Séguin works was that of childhood, it will be said that the child has decided to think a little the world … without taking it seriously. Without gravity, no, Marc Séguin questions in some way the essence of the things he represents. The surfaces are, moreover, marked by the arrival of an enriched colored palette. In this way, self-reflexive, the works of the artist are more expressive, ask the eye that he uses his time, do not engage immediately.
Everyone will recognize in these works on paper, all the pleasure of the gesture that transpired the antecedents works. With Séguin, no rejection of a technique, a motive, a “way”. Marc Séguin’s drawings are, no doubt, the place of an astonishment that only his spontaneity can reflect.
- Marie-Eve Charron, Dharma Bum, Le Devoir , 2001. 11. 03.. PDF