Born 1965, Nice, France
A jazz musician and expressionist painter, Marc Bour has exhibited at the Halle St Pierre’s Australian Outsiders exhibition in Paris in 2008, Creation Franche in France, Orange Regional Gallery, and other galleries in Australia. His style is erratic, subtly balancing random markings and lines to form harmonious turmoil.
In Bour’s words: “Inspiration is often spurred by emotional traumas, excavated through the actual process of starting work … or any kind of upheaval … I never really intended my Art for public consumption, it’s always been a realm of self-discovery, a way of coping with life: a life difficult at the best of times. Often the inspiration is not immediately present. The work unfolds automatically, a process not dissimilar to that employed in the mid-20th century by certain Surrealists and the likes of Henri Michaux. It’s difficult to sum up, impossible really to describe: theories are alien to my work, an elusive spontaneity materialises unexpectedly in tandem with psycho-emotional states that are mostly turbulent but difficult to describe.”
Crepuscular jelly or puppet master II c.2009; oil pastel, ink, gouache on paper 760 x 570 mm Courtesy the artist
Shinnigami cum cum; oil pastel, ink, gouache; 56 x 39cm; Courtesy the artist