Marc Petit

Born in 1961, Marc Petit lives and works near Limoges. He has exhibited his bronzes for 30 years in many countries: France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland. A museum is dedicated to him, in Ajaccio (Corsica).

The magazine Miroir de l’Art has asked its readers to nominate the greatest living sculptors. Nearly a thousand collectors, artists and gallery owners answered. Here is the resulting classification:
1 Marc Petit, 2  Ron Mueck, 3  Ousmane Sow

Some key dates of this exceptional path:
1985: First solo exhibition in France
1988: First solo exhibition abroad (Belgium)
1994: First solo exhibition in Paris
1994: First solo exhibition in a museum (Cahors)
2008: Marc Petit museum opens in Ajaccio
2011: Great retrospective at the Auberive Abbey
2016: Exhibition of  75  monumental sculptures in the gardens of the Limoges cathedral
2016: Appointed by the readers of the magazine Miroir de l’Art as the greatest living sculptor

“The relationship with time is at the very heart of his sculpture, as a prevalent obsession. The connection with archeology and with the origin of sculpture is one of the paths followed by this obsession with time. But, if it is obvious that their apparent incomplete or half destroyed state suggests the passage of millennia, if the schematization of the figures makes us remember now-defunct civilizations, most of Petit’s works compel us to think of time far more severely and directly.”
Philippe Dagen    Art critic

He is represented in Paris by gallery Schwab Beaubourg.

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Le mystère, 3/8, bronze, environ 98 cm, 2019 Le devin, 2/8, bronze, environ 86 cm, 2019
Le mystère, 3/8, bronze, environ 98 cm, 2019 Le devin, 2/8, bronze, environ 86 cm, 2019
Vénus, 2/8, bronze, environ 38 cm, 2019 Le don de soi, 2/8, bronze, environ 36 cm, 2019
Vénus, 2/8, bronze, environ 38 cm, 2019 Le don de soi, 2/8, bronze, environ 36 cm, 2019
La longue pause, 1/8, bronze, environ 32 cm, 2019
La longue pause, 1/8, bronze, environ 32 cm, 2019 L'incrédule, 3/8, bronze, environ 47 cm, 2019
L'interdite, 1/8, bronze, environ 55 cm, 2019
L'interdite, 1/8, bronze, environ 55 cm, 2019 Dans le ciel, 2/8, bronze, environ 39 cm, 2019
La libellule, 1/8, bronze, environ 15 cm, 2019 L'éphémère, 1/8, bronze, environ 22 cm, 2019
La libellule, 1/8, bronze, environ 15 cm, 2019 L'éphémère, 1/8, bronze, environ 22 cm, 2019
L'échalier, 2/8, bronze, environ 16 cm, 2019 Le brin de lune, 2/8, bronze, environ 17 cm, 2019
L'échalier, 2/8, bronze, environ 16 cm, 2019 Le brin de lune, 2/8, bronze, environ 17 cm, 2019
Les bois de Mathilde, 2/8, bronze, environ 133 cm, 2019 Le fardeau, 1/8, bronze, environ 220 cm, 2018
Les bois de Mathilde, 2/8, bronze, environ 133 cm, 2019 Le fardeau, 1/8, bronze, environ 220 cm, 2018
Le petit mot, bronze, environ 15 cm, 2016 La rose blanche, bronze, environ 20 cm, 2017
La compteuse, bronze, environ 30 cm, 2014
Le tambourin, bronze, environ 20 cm, 2017
La pensée, bronze, environ 20 cm, 2010 Les deux frères, bronze, environ 50cm, 2017
La pensée, bronze, environ 70 cm, 2010
Les deux frères, bronze, environ 50cm, 2017
Le frêle esquif, bronze, environ 30cm, 2014

Le gardien de l'ange, bronze, environ 30cm, 2014

Le frêle esquif, bronze, environ 30cm, 2014
Le gardien de l'ange, bronze, environ 30cm, 2014
Les jumeaux, bronze, environ 30 cm, 2017 L'école de l'ombre, bronze, environ 30 cm, 2015
Les jumeaux, bronze, environ 30 cm, 2017
L'école de l'ombre, bronze, environ 30 cm, 2015

 

L'homme de la nuit, bronze, environ 20 cm, 2013
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