n°212/ Six Feet Under

February 2016

by Nathalie Azoulai

First a tribute to Kasimir Malevitch’s Red-Cavalry, Didier Marcel conceived his Red Ploughs, let’s call them this way, as the deep layers of the ground hammered by the racing horses of the painting. But the more you watch Marcel’s body of work, the more you forget about Malevitch’s to focus on what earth, land or soil is : fertile contorted furrows turned upside down by human hand and shown as oily mesmerizing wounds. But with Marcel, no pain ever whines over the sculpture, never. Just the silent jubilation of color and matter…

 Didier Marcel

 Kasimir Malevitch