This work comes from a series of self-portraits. It’s an old and dusty genre, I find, so I decided to make self-portraits where I would be like the Holy Spirit...
Marc Séguin was born in Ottawa in 1970. He obtained his BFA at Concordia University, and now lives and works in Montreal and New York City. His first solo exhibition in 1996 presented large-scale works with amazing visual effects. This exhibition attracted favourable attention from critics and collectors alike. A talented printmaker as well as a prolific painter, Marc Séguin was recognized by the curators of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in 1997 through his work in the group exhibit “De fougue et de passion.” They then invited him to hold a solo exhibition in 2000 (at only twenty-nine years of age), which consisted of a series of large paintings on the theme of medieval rose windows. This exhibition was also held at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris during the summer of 2001, and toured Canada in 2003-04.
Since 2000, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec have all acquired major works by Marc Séguin. His prints and paintings can be found in numerous Canadian corporate collections and major Canadian and American private collections. To date, Marc Séguin has held more than twenty solo shows and participated in as many group exhibitions and art fairs around the world, including Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Chicago, Cologne, Madrid, Miami, Namur, New York City and Venice.