Marc-Andre Metais

Marc-Andre Metais

Theux, Liège, Belgium

About Marc-Andre Metais

Born in Paris on 28 November 1966, Marc-André Metais spent his early childhood in Boulogne-sur-Mer and then moved to Belgium. He lives in Brussels for about twenty years. Theux in the region of Spa (city of balneology par excellence) is from now on his haven of creation and peace.

Belgian plastic artist, Marc-André Metais expresses himself through several supports such as scroll wood, Plexiglas, canvas or 3D printing.

As a synesthesist, each colour is a musical note.

The synesthesia of the artist reflect through different themes. This particularity is a neurological condition in which two or more senses are associated. Therefore, Marc-André Metais works his paintings like pictorial musical compositions inviting the spectator to stop and appreciate them. Each colour is a musical note. The harmonies, the tensions, the chromatic scales take us into Marc-André's colourful, geometrical, lyrical and organic universe.

The Mindfulness of the creative moment.

Nature and the world are also essential elements in the artist's creation. He gets fully absorbed in the moment letting gestures, touches and colours connect harmoniously. This way of proceeding combines emotions, forms, intuition and abstraction. User of the eletric monowheel, the use of this sustainable transport allows him to be totally in harmony with what surrounds him; thus, filled with urban and rural environments, the artist transposes them in his paintings.

Marc-André Metais's work is therefore unique. The artist's "Figurative Abstraction" invites us to stop, to settle down, to fully enjoy an emotional and pictorial moment where geometry is omnipresent.

Education

1997- 1998 : 3D Modeler training at Movida Brussels
1987 - 1990: Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels: Higher School: monumental painting section.
1983 - 1987 : Graphic arts, image at the Academy of Fine Arts of Namur.

Events

Permanent Galerie Azur in Spa (Belgium) Les MétamorphOZes in Valaire (France) and Galería Centro de Bellas Artes in Competa (Spain)
Referenced Artprice

Painting and Jury Prize (Albert Moxhet, art critique, journalist, writer, conférencier. Marcel Leruth, one of the best Belgian landscape painter, Jean Deblond, former journalist, reporter photographer for the big Belgian newspaper.) in September 2013 (Belgium).

Exhibitions

December 14, 2019 to January 31, 2020: Group exhibition at the Boutique-Galerie arts2be in Wavre (Belgium)
September 7 to October 11, 2019 : Group exhibition at the Têt'de l'Art Gallery in Forbach (France)
26 July to 1 September 2019: Solo exhibition at the Galería Centro de Bellas Artes in Competa (Spain)
15 June to 2 August 2019: Group exhibition at the Boutique-Galerie arts2be in Wavre (Belgium).

December 14, 2018 to January 31, 2019: Collective exhibition "2nd anniversary" of the Boutique-Galerie arts2be in Wavre (Belgium).
14 September to 11 October 2018: Individual exhibition at the Boutique-Galerie arts2be in Wavre (Belgium).
30 June to 31 July 2018: Group exhibition at the Boutique-Galerie arts2be in Wavre (Belgium).
May 4 to June 10, 2018: Solo exhibition at the Galerie Azur in Spa (Belgium).

15 December to 31 January 2018: Group exhibition "1st anniversary" of the Boutique-Galerie arts2be in Wavre (Belgium).
21 October to 5 November 2017: Group exhibition at the Cobalt International Gallery in Brussels (Belgium).
25 to 30 September 2017 : Participation in the Art Shopping Woluwe IV in collaboration with the Cobalt International Gallery (Belgium).
4 June to 5 August 2017: Solo exhibition at the ArteQuadra Shop in Arlon (Belgium).

16 December 2016 to 24 January 2017: Solo exhibition at the Boutique-Galerie arts2be in Wavre (Belgium).
October 3 to 8, 2016 : Participation in the Art Shopping Woluwe III in collaboration with the Cobalt International Gallery (Belgium).
22 to 25 September 2016 : Participation in the Art3F Brussels (Belgium) with the Gallery Les MétamorphOZes.
25 June to 28 November 2016 : Group exhibition at the Gallery Les MétamorphOZes in Valaire (France)
28 January to 1 February 2016 : Participation in the Antiques & Art Fair in Luxembourg (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg).
22 January to 28 February 2016: Solo exhibition at the Galerie Azur in Spa (Belgium).

4 to 27 September 2015: Group exhibition at the Galeria Luz de la Vida (Spain).
28 June to 30 August 2015 : Participation in the BalCo Contemporary Art Festival at the Balastra Gallery (Belgium).
23rd to 28th March 2015 : Participation in the Art Shopping Woluwe II in collaboration with the Cobalt International Gallery (Belgium).
27 February to 3 March 2015 : Participation in the 32nd Antiques & Art Fair in Hasselt (Belgium).
5 to 9 February 2015 : Participation in the AAF (Affordable Art Fair) in Brussels (Belgium) in collaboration with the Cobalt International Gallery (Belgium).
2 to 14 February 2015 : Participation in the theme exhibition : Love, etc... at Gallery number #1, Paris XVth (France).
January 30 to February 2, 2015 : Participation in the Antiques & Art Fair in Luxembourg (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg).
26 to 28 September 2014: Participation in the Fine Art Week II in Spa (Belgium).
21 June to December 2014: Group exhibition at the Gallery Les MétamorphOZes in Valaire (France)
February 15 to March 2, 2014: Group exhibition at the Cobalt International Gallery in Brussels (Belgium).
7 to 10 February 2014: Participation in the AAF (Affordable Art Fair) in Brussels (Belgium) in collaboration with the Cobalt International Gallery.
27-29 September 2013: Participation in the Fine Art Week I in Spa (Belgium).
June 24th to September 15th 2013: Participation in the Contemporary Art Festival 3rd edition at the Château de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne (Belgium).
22nd to 26th February 2013: Participation in the 30th Antiques & Art Fair in Hasselt (Belgium).

21 to 30 September 2012: 25th International Contemporary Art Fair: Libr'Art in Libramont (Belgium).
8 to 17 June 2012: 15th Mos'Art Expo in Yvoir (Belgium).
24th February to 5th March 2012: Solo exhibition "Christus Kolero" at Atelier de Marguerite in Theux (Belgium).

5 to 28 May 2011: DAPht (a month long exhibition by Brussels artists -Belgium-).