Marc de Maisonneuve Does cloud believable?

Dimensions:
88 x 59 cm

Description:
Marc de Maisonneuve's studio. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
06/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve It is always easier to use a clichÈ

Dimensions:
88 x 59 cm

Description:
Corridors. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
06/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve Landscape no. 1: Honey pump

Dimensions:
88 x 59 cm

Description:
Meeting room. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
06/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve Splash

Dimensions:
88 x 59 cm

Description:
Hema Birgel's studio. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
07/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve After the splash

Dimensions:
88 x 59 cm

Description:
Marija Repsyte's studio. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
07/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve Landscape no. 2: Nostalgia

Dimensions:
88 x 59 cm

Description:
Ghislain Amar's studio. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
07/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve Concentration

Dimensions:
88 x 59 cm

Description:
Niki van Strien's studio. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
07/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve Landscape no. 3: Les meutes

Dimensions:
88 x 59 cm

Description:
Jeroen Jongeleen's studio. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
07/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve Landscape no. 4: 123 pots to reforest Arcadia

Dimensions:
59 x 88 cm

Description:
Helmut Smits' studio. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
08/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve Landscape no. 5: This is just a question

Dimensions:
59 x 88 cm

Description:
Kamiel Verchuren's studio. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
08/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve Saturn, or the golden age

Dimensions:
88 x 59 cm

Description:
Hidde Van Schie's studio. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
08/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve Which issue? Virus chilensis

Dimensions:
59 x 88 cm

Description:
Unused space. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
11/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve Soft Machine: There are stories that are told by themselves

Dimensions:
59 x 88 cm

Description:
Laurien Dumbar's studio. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
11/2011

Marc de Maisonneuve Alchemist's dream

Dimensions:
88 x 59 cm

Description:
Marco Doumaes studio. Image © Marc de Maisonneuve. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
09/2011

Menu

Marc de Maisonneuve
Endless

Since 2010, Marc de Maison­neuve is trav­el­ing through Europe in order to run the project End­less. He is going to inde­pen­dent art spaces in order to work in col­lab­o­ra­tion with artists who live there. He takes pic­ture of their stu­dios and encrust 3d Object inside it. Each Object or “Land­scape” deals with the state­ment of artist inside a com­plex envi­ron­ment ( social, artis­tic, eco­nomic…).

The first project Marc de Maison­neuve did was in “Les ate­liers du bout du monde” in Lori­ent, 2010. It was his first expe­ri­ence of this project. It results a series of por­traits which deals with Object. Each Object is in con­fronta­tion with the envi­ron­ment of artists and how they react to it.

In 2011, Marc de Maison­neuve was in Res­i­dency at Foun­da­tion B.a.d in Rot­ter­dam. He has slowly gone to the idea of land­scape. He decided to fol­low this idea for two rea­sons.

The first rea­son was because of Holland’s Land­scape. There is no Land­scape as he could under­stand it. The land­scapes in Hol­land has been hand made, has been decided by its inhab­i­tant. That was very impor­tant for the End­less project, this idea of self-determination was about deal­ing with the idea of inde­pen­dent places and respon­si­bil­ity.

The sec­ond rea­son was because Objects were too sim­ple to deal with the state­ment of an artist. A land­scape leaves more space to con­sider the artist’s state­ment into his envi­ron­ment with­out going to a basic speech, with­out going to sci­ence. It leaves a place for some­thing else that tran­scends the lan­guage.

Each pic­ture is a long process. Tech­ni­cally, the artist needs around two weeks to real­ize one pic­ture, but some­times he spends even more time to meet with artists.

Each pic­ture is made of two dif­fer­ent things: the con­text and his per­cep­tion of it. He spends most of his time to speak­ with artists and look­ at theirs art works. This stage is a time of reflec­tion about the artists’ con­text, what are their needs and how they respond to them. The sec­ond stage is the attempt to bring his own expe­ri­ence inside their world.

He never really makes a por­trait of an artist, but always fol­lows a dif­fer­ent way to be and to try to imag­ine his vis­age inside it. Some results are enclosed spaces, some oth­ers are an escape from him­self to another per­cep­tion of his sur­round­ings.

Medium:

Genre:

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,