Drawing Art Gallery CHAOS

Mark Brusse was born 1937. in Alkmaar in Holland. He moved to Paris 1960, where he made connections with members of Fluxus and New Realism, gathered around Pierre Restany, art critic and cultural philosopher.
He had a first prominent exhibition of wooden fence at Gallery Haut Pavé in 1961. Thanks to Harkness foundation grant, he lived in New York for two years since 1965, where he actively participated in life of the cultural avantgarde.
Brusse had the individual exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam in 1968, and in 1969 he represented French sculpture at Parisian biennial with the wooden installation: Occupation of the Space. Between 1970 and 1972 he worked in Berlin and for the first time cooperated with John Cage. In 1975, Modern art  Museum of Paris dedicates an exhibition to him. Gerard Xuriguera and Pierre Restany called Mark Brusse to participate, together with other 35 sculptors, at the manifestation of contemporary art shortly before the Olympics. His 12 meter tall sculpture Dog`s own world would be his first monumental sculpture, and similar sculptures followed after this one in France, Italy, Ecuador, Taiwan, Japan, Puerto Rico, Andorra, Portugal, Morocco and Holland at airport Schiphol.
Residing in Paris, Brusse spent a lot of time in Japan, South Korea and Latin America since 1983. He had more than 200 individual exhibitions since 1961 and the last of these was in 2010 in Dunkerque (LAAC). He took part at important events, such as 12 Surroundings at Bern Kunsthalle in 1968, Venice Biennial in 1975, Art Olympics in 1988 in Seoul, and Paris - New York and Big Bang in 2005 at Georges Pompidou Centre.
His works can be found in numerous museums and collections all over France, and also in Denmark, Algeria, Japan, Holland, Germany, South Korea, Cuba, South Africa, Nicaragua, Morocco, Mexico, Ecuador, Island, Chile, China.
Mark now lives and works in Paris.
Mark BRIS je neka vrsta savremenog šamana, koji je u harmoniji sa energijom zemlje, dahom vetra, duhom planina… On gleda sa očima duha isto koliko i sa očima tela. Njegovi crteži, slike i skulpture deluju poput vizuelnih enigmi. To je bio slučaj i sa njegovim psiho-objektima iz šezdesetih i sedamdesetih godina, dok se u njegovim delima nastalim poslednjih tridesetak godina to odvija na jednom drugom nivou, poetičnom i metafizičkom. U ovom slučaju, igra suprotnosti stvara asocijacije na paradoksalne slike i figure: krila koja rastu iz kamenja, tlo koje govori, ženski polni organ koji daje klice … Van svake ilustrativne namere, njegova dela imaju jedinstvenu moć evociranja. U biti, kao što je to napisao 1988. godine njegov prijatelj Pjer Restani « Mark BRIS vidi spoljni svet sa unutrašnjim pogledom ».

U ovom registru kratkih formi, kolaži imaju posebno mesto. Serija koju je Mark ostvario tokom 2008-2009 u Veneciji i po povratku u Veneciju primer je načina na koji nas on ponovo uči da posmatramo. On u njih utiskuje poznate slike pokupljene odasvud po malo, u medijima, časopisima, u venecijanskim dranguljarnicama. Polazeći od “nekvalitetnih” prikaza, on uspeva da stvori slike, koje svojom estetikom daju jednu sasvim novu vrednost inicijalnom dokumentu. Pogledajte, na primer, « Seen ». Mark se tu služi fotografijom, nebrojeno puta reprodukovanom, jednog napalmom opečenog vijetnamskog deteta u trku. Referentna slika je sićušna na stranici. Ipak, nikada nije toliko snažno "rezonovala"! Možda je to zbog likovne obrade stranice, zato što mali prikaz u tišini velikog lista na snažan način oslobađa njegov smisao, otvarajući ga posmatraču. Tako je oslobođen sav njegov emocionalni i tragični naboj.

Istražujući čitavu paletu ljudskih osećanja, dela Marka BRISA imaju redak kapacitet da mogu ispratiti sve važne trenutke u životu : žal, rođenje, preporod samog sebe, veliku patnju, razvoj želje, cvetanje ljubavi… Pred delima Marka BRISA niko ne može ostati rezervisan, sa njima se prosto živi. Ona nas obuzimaju i na taj način od nas povraćaju « morsku vodu » našeg iskona.

Stefan Kareru

Working time: 12-20h Every day except Sunday

Location

  • Dositejeva 3 - 11000 Belgrade - Serbia.
  • +381 11 2627-497

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