Since 2012, the Teodora Gallery has been following and promoting Marc Duran, this passionate self-taught artist, a rock guitarist in England in the 1990s, author of musical pieces and even composer of an opera, who suddenly had the revelation of painting as a vital necessity.
Marked by his travels, his encounters, and his passion for music, his works are nourished by his singular relationship with the world. The artist’s work mixes multiple influences, at the crossroads of art brut, aboriginal art, and free figuration. Marc Duran’s work is in the tradition of Janet Sobel and primitive figurative art.
We are very happy to welcome Marc Duran once again to our walls.
One might think that this artist paints like a madman and that he gives us to see a totally unbalanced painting! However, this is not the case. His pictorial approach is well thought out and nothing escapes his vigilance.
The spots and dots conceal forms and build a primitive and lyrical figuration… Inspired by Janet Sobel, art brut and the aborigines… Marc Duran is a savage.