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Marcus Egli

Born in 1957 - Switzerland

BIOGRAPHY

Marcus Egli was born in 1957 in Zurich. He lives and works in Les Ponts-de-Martel in Switzerland.

Marcus Egli bought a hardware store with his wife in 1980, and it was then that he had contact with aluminum and he really liked the material, he liked it so much that it became his favorite material later on. In his business he worked with this capricious material for a long time in order to get satisfactory results, because he really liked the look.

Marcus's works revolves mostly around a character he calls the "Hominium" which is a hieratic statuette with a smooth face that reflects its environment. The artist likes to play on the contrast and on the material effects, his figures have a rough physical body and polished faces.

The artist likes to compose and arrange his "hominiums" combine them, manipulate them and update his small statuettes clusters.

In his sculptures, Marcus Egli questions the viewer about his worldview. His pieces, deal with different topics from the irrational, the mundane and abundance to isolation.

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EXHIBITIONS

2011
Galerie Artima - Paris - Exposition Collective
St-Art - Strasbourg - Galerie Artima
Art Elysées - Galerie Artima - Paris
Woolff Gallery - London - GB
Aux Yeux de Tous - Visarte.VD - Lausanne - CH - Exposition Collective en plein air
Le Manque - Galerie Grard - Fenin - CH - Exposition Collective
Art en plein air - Môtiers - CH - Exposition Collective en plein air
Visarte.NE - Neuchâtel - CH - Exposition Collective

2010
Culture en pots - Visarte Neuchâtel - CH
AAF New York - Woolff Gallery London - GB
Aluminium 3.710 - L’Espinoa – Baignes - F
Gewölbe Galerie - Bienne - CH - duo avec Kurt Bratschi

2009
Galerie MMB - Avignon - F
Galerie Nelly l’Eplattenier – Lausanne - CH - duo avec Jeanne-Odette
Ex-voto La Nef - Le Noirmont - CH
Skulptura 09 - Glarus CH - exposition collective en plein air
TIAF Toronto - Woolff Gallery London – GB

2008
Biennale SAMBA - La Chaux-de-Fonds - CH
London Art Fair - Woolff Gallery London - GB
Jetzt Kunst 08 - Schüpfen - CH - Exposition collective en plein air
AAF Amsterdam - Woolff Gallery London - GB
Frontières-Grenze-Frontière – Visarte Neuchâtel – CH

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