Marcel Desbiens

Marcel Desbiens - DESBIENS,Marcel-Artist Image2I would like my painting to initiate a dialogue with the observer, to offer a subtle reminder of our fundamental task, a search for happiness. By painting a representation of a real object and achieving the illusion of reality, I wish to lead the viewer towards an emotional reaction that is soothing and inspiring. Communicating through a complex assemblage of line and form, colour and tone, harmony, unity and rhythm, I seek to create a magical scene, reminiscent of the natural world, but which goes beyond the natural reality – a reflection of that timeless beauty present and enduring in all of us, and which at heart must compose the fabric of our social relations. For beauty, witnessed even in fleeting moments, buries deep in our mind and soul to provide a haven for suppressed tears and as yet unrealized dreams.

Awards

Solo Exhibitions:

2016 Lasting Impression Gallery, Kennilworth, Australia

2011 Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2009 Gallery 2120, Brisbane, Australia

2008 Gadfly Gallery, Delkeith, Perth, Australia

2007 Delshan Art Gallery, Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2007 Gadfly Gallery, Delkeith, Perth, Australia

2006 Delshan Art Gallery, Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2005 Maria Perides Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2004 Delshan Art Gallery, Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2003 Musee Louis Hemon, Peribonka, Quebec, Canada

2000 Galerie la corniche, Chicoutimi, Canada

1997 Delshan Art Gallery, Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

1996 Valerie Cohen Fine Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1994 “Le moment présent”, Ipswich Regional Gallery, Ipswich, Australia

1992 “De la fiction à la réalité”, exposition itinérante : Centre culturel de Dolbeau, Dolbeau, Canada Salon du Conseil régional de la culture, Jonquière, Canada Promenade du Vieux-Québec, Québec, Canada

1985 Caisse Populaire de Sherbrooke-Est, Sherbrooke, Canada

1983 Galerie coopérative des arts visuels, Chicoutimi, Canada

1980 Galerie Menasen, Sherbrooke, Canada

1975 Café de la Cour, Québec, Canada

Group Exhibitions:

2015 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize, Brisbane, Australia

2015 Sunshine Coast environmental art award

2015 Art Spectacular, Combined Brisbane Rotary Club Brisbane, Australia

2015 10,000 Lethbridge prize, Brisbane

1996-2015 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize, Brisbane, Australia

2002-2015 Combined Brisbane Rotary Club Brisbane

2012-2015 10,000 Lethbridge prize, Brisbane

2012 Mortimore Prize

2011 Lethbridge Gallery group show

2006-07 The Black Snake Art Award, Queensland, Australia

2005 Whyalla Art Prize, South Australia

2005 Works for the blues, Brisbane, Australia

2005 Reflections of life, Art Prize, Brisbane

2002 Warwick Art Gallery Art Prize

2001 Works for the blues, Brisbane, Australia

1999 Verlie Just Town Gallery, Brisbane, Australia Western Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia

1998 Alice Bale, Art Award, Melbourne, Australia Ex. Cat. Smith & Stoneley Gallery, Brisbane, Australia Redlands Art Awards, Cleveland, Australia The Gold Medal Art Show, Melbourne, Australia

1995 “The Sky is the Limit”, The Contemporary Art and Design Gallery, Brisbane, “When Angels Prey”, The Bauhaus Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1994 “Drawing Connection”, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia Moreton Shire Exposition, Ipswich, Australia

1993 “Crossing”, BEMAC – Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

1989 “Rencontre parallèle”, Montréal, Canada 1988 “Living Nature”, Natural Sciences Museum, Ottawa, Canada

1986 “Du beau dans l’espace”, Galerie de la B.C.P., Alma, Canada

1985 “Québec-France”, Expo Prestige, Joliette, Canada

1984 Centre international d’art contemporain, Paris, France Galerie Pierre Labrecque, Trois-Rivières, Canada

1975-84 Various exhibitions in different regions in Canada

Awards:

2007 First prize, Best of show, The Black Snake Art Award, Queensland, Australia

2006 First prize, Best of show, The Black Snake Art Award, Queensland, Australia

2006 Best Landscape, The Black Snake Art Award, Queensland, Australia

2004 Commended, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize Brisbane, Australia

2003 Best Oil or Acrylic, Art Spectacular, The Combined Brisbane Rotary Clubs, Brisbane, Australia

1996 First prize, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize Brisbane, Australia

1994 First prize, Moreton Shire Exposition, Ipswich, Australia

1989 Le prix d’excellence, Concours national des arts visuels, “Rencontre parallèle, Montréal, Canada

Mentions:

Art in Vogue, 100 Contemporary artists, Hardcover 256 pages, 2010

“Who is who of Australian Visual Artists”, 1995

“Royaume aux cents trésors”, Ed. Promotion Ad Librum, Canada, 1994 : p. 27, 94

Félix Vallée, “Le guide Vallée”, 1986 et 1992

Montréal, Canada Guy Fournier, “Mieux connaître”, Roberval, Canada, 1986 : p. 34-36

Clément Fortin, “Cent peintres rendent hommage à Maria Chapdelaine”, C.F. ed. Alma, Canada

Collections:

Domtar Inc., Dolbeau, Québec, Canada

Musée Louis-Hémon, Péribonka, Québec, Canada

Hotel de ville et Centre sportif, Girardville, Canada

Minto Construction Ltée, Ottawa, Canada

First Provincial Building Society, Ipswich, Australia

Caisse Populaire de Sherbrooke-Est, Sherbrooke, Canada

Caisse Populaire de Girardville, Girardville, Canada

Rydges Hotel, Southbank, Brisbane, Australia

Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane, Australia

Ehime Women’s College, Ehime, Japan

Maharaji Center, Amaroo, Queensland, Australia

Robina Hospital, Queensland , Australia, completion 30-1-2011

Catalogues:

“Ex. Cat.”, Brisbane, Australia, 1998

“Le moment présent”, Ipswich, Australia, 1994

“Drawing Connections”, Brisbane, Australia, 1994

“Crossing”, Brisbane, Australia, 1993

“Rencontre parallèle”, Montréal, Canada, 1989

“Living Nature Vivante”, Ottawa, Canada, 1988

“Sélection 1984”, Paris, France, 1984

Artist Directories:

Art in Vogue, 100 Contemporary artists, Hardcover 256 pages, 2010

Queensland Art Workers Alliance, Australia, www.artworkers.org

Queensland College of Art Library, Griffith University, Australia

The Dictionary of Australian Artists, CD ROM, Maquarie University, Australia

Index of Canadian Artists (VisualArts) Répertoire des artistes canadiens (Arts visuels) Ottawa, Canada

Murale painting projects:

1979 Mural dyptique, Sport Centre Girardville, Canada, 2 sections of 10’ x 20’ each (3m. x 12m.)

2001 Commission in a private house, Hawthorne, Qld, 2.4m. High x 8m. Long

2003 Commission in a private house, Broadbeach Qld, 3.5m. High x 8m. Long

2004 Mural Chermside Library, Concept, design, supervision and final coat in cooperation with a high school art students group, 2.4m x 10m

2008 Commission for Delshan Gallery’s client, Melbourne, 1.5m x 2.5m

2007 Murale Environment Centre, Jardin Scullion, Lac St Jean, Canada 120 squares metre, concept, design and painting with 3 artists

2010 Public art, Robina Hospital, Queensland Australia, completed 03-2011

Represented by:

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(Updated 18 June 2016)

Sample Work

Queensland flower (Oil on canvas 135 x 135 cm)

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Magic on high tide (Oil on canvas 98 x 140 cm)

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Lilly in the night (Oil on canvas 102x107cm)

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