Mark Brusse (born in 1937)
There’s no need to talk about Mark Brusse to the population of Saint-Malo: he exhibited in 2014 at the Cristel Editeur d’Art Center around thirty works gathered under the title “The Hand and the Sea”. This is a way to evoke that this outstanding artist, exhibited in more than fifty museums around the world–he also made monumental works erected on four continents –lived his childhood in Alkmaar, Holland, in a world of shores, beaches and winds. Then, after his education at the School of Fine Arts of Arnhem, he went after his destiny, and quickly exhibited his works as a painter and a sculptor. His first personal exhibition? It was in Paris in 1961. Then there was a striking personal exhibition in 1968 in the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam. Since 1987, this tireless traveller draws on Korean paper (hanji). His work is colourful, inimitable, both a soft and strong poetry.