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Marc Brousse

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Who I am

Marc Brousse was born in South of France. Graduated from TU Delft (Netherlands), he started end 2015 his artistic path parallel to his profession as an architect. After several years abroad, Amsterdam, Brussels, he is currently living and working in Bordeaux, France.

The artist develops un new language named traitillism, by reconditioning a technique discovered by Paul Clodel Cauchard. His artworks are realised with Ink, charcoal and graphite. Each artwork is drawn free handed to the naked eye.

Marc Brousse is inspired by the "art built ", civilization history, religions and mythology. His ability to generate cities with intriguing architecture juxtaposed with his work on curved and cylindrical perspectives permit to recondition our thinking on cities and our environment.

The artists aims to represent the intimate relation linking Nature and Architecture.


The influences

Marc Brousse has been influenced by various artists such as François Schuiten with his ability to generate cities with intriguing architecture, M.C. Escher with his work on curved and cylindrical perspectives, DeChirico with its meta-physic principles and his ability to recondition our time- thinking and Jacques Lequeu or Giovanni Battista Piranesi with his pictorial and fictitious representations.

The artist gets his unique style according to different research concerning the history of the line, the several architecture treaty (from the renaissance to nowadays) and the notions of “parti et poché” to represent architecture.

Through his travels, Marc Brousse was able to observe different phenomena: on the one hand, the urban scar on Nature and on the other hand the taming of Nature by Men – in other words, the various dialogues between Nature and Architecture. Moreover, He considers that the epigenetic principle states that development is the outcome of certain underlying rules plus specific sensitivity to the environment; concept transferable to urban development.


The work « la vie d?un trait tiré »

“Everywhere where there is interaction between a place, a time and an expenditure of energy, there is rhythm” (H. Lefebvre 2004, 15)

Throughout my art et architectural research, I develop traitillism technic (combined with notion of “parti and poche” in architecture representation) , permitting to interweave figurative and abstract style and express the infinity toward the extremely infinity small. According to me, the line symbolizes life, space, thought and memory. Thus I capture Nature’s rhythm which allows me to represent a specific vision of space and the world and change our way of thinking cities and environment that compose us.

The founding principles of civilizations are done through urban cultures nourished by symbols, utopias to engrave identity references and generate a memory of places. Thus the fundamental values of our environment such as architecture, the nature city are a vector of social relationship and unification.

By exploring symbolism principles sustained by urban matrix and nature principles at different scales, Marc Brousse reveals the statement that cultural and so architectural development follow the epigenetic concept ( we are born with the aptitude for language). Epigenetic principles indicate that development is the outcome of underlying rules plus specific sensitivity to the environment.

Every city is a unique « species » in the sense that his juxtaposition of building and spaces constitute the epigenetic program for that place. Epigenesis as a developmental principle that buildings do not merely echo the existing milieu but add something new and dynamic to the urban context

So urban artefacts allow us to observe the relation, the scale of man in its context, a language he creates, generated through complexity and contradiction principles in architecture, composed with proportion issue from Nature characteristics as Fibonacci series for example.

In conclusion, I aim to represent the intimate relation linking Nature and Architecture, toward epigenetic principles.