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GEMEAUX (21), France
It is in his studio-house, as he likes to call it, that Marc Mugnier develops his career as a sculptor. After learning the traditional methods for stone carving, he has gradually defined his style in order to bring to life monumental artworks that are at one with nature.
Working in parallel as a school teacher, Marc Mugnier spends his free time on art and the glorification of stone. A real jack-of-all-trades, he crafts every part of his works, from their design to their finishing touches. Drawing on the inexhaustible source of inspiration that is nature, he creates sculptures that redefine their environment.
An artist of material imagination, Marc Mugnier draws on archetypal forms. He adds to nature by using what it itself has to offer. His field of action is unlimited and each time he must invent his own way to assemble the material. He begins by collecting the stones, before welding them together and bending the metal. Sometimes the stones he collects can wait in his studio for months, even years, before they are used in his work. Then, one day, something clicks and his inspiration arrives.
Sculpture training in the workshop of the sculptor Guy Frécon, known as "Guillaume".
2019 Quai des Artistes Gallery, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Côte d’Or.
2018 ART CAPITAL, Grand Palais, Paris.
2017 Art and Gold Gallery, Châtillon-sur-Seine, Côte d’Or.
2016 Garden of the Château de Gilly, Gilly-lès-Cîteaux, Côte d’Or.
2015 Arts and Subjects, Biennale François Pompon, Saulieu, Côte d’Or.
2014 Sculpture route, Moladier Forest, Allier.
2013 Domaine de Flavigny, Côte d’Or.
2012 Starter GALLERY, Paris. 2011 Arts des Villes / Arts des Champs, Lux, Saône et Loire.
2010 Sculptures à Ville Ouverte, Avallon, Yonne.
2009 Eau delà, Eau d’Ici, Maison des Fleurs, des Arts et de la Poésie, Dracy, Yonne.
2008 Vibrations Minérales, Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Côte d’Or.
2007 Black Is Beautiful, Tower of Navarre, Langres, Haute-Marne. Gallery "La Porcherie", Ménétreux-le-Pitois, Côte d’Or.
2006 Métaphores, Festival with the Creation of Carolyn Carlson, Dijon, Côte d’Or. Labyrinths and Spirals, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain du Tremblay, Yonne.
2005 Französische Impressionen, Kirn, Germany. Art is in the Gardens, Mont Saint Vincent, Saône and Loire.