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L’OEUVRE DE MARC FELTEN S’INSCRIT CLAIREMENT DANS LA TRADITION DE L’ETUDE ET DE LA REPRESENTATION DU CORPS HUMAIN, UN UNIVERS ORIGINAL A LA CONFLUENCE DU GRAFF, DU TAG ET DE L’ILLUSTRATION. PEINTURE EXPRESSIVE, EXCESSIVE, ENERGIQUE, LE CORPS Y EST DESARTICULE, DEMEMBRE, ECLATE, ECORCHE, EVISCERE, DEFORME, DIFFORME. MISES BOUT À BOUT, SES TOILES FORMENT UNE INTRIGANTE DANSE MACABRE QUI N’EST PAS SANS RAPPELER CERTAINES PEINTURES APOCALYPTIQUES. TRAVAILLANT A PARTIR DE PLANCHES D’ANATOMIE QU’IL NUMERISE, IL S’APPROPRIE LE VISUEL, DEFORME L’IMAGE POUR ENGENDRER DE NOUVELLES FORMES ANATOMIQUES. APRES AVOIR REPRODUIT « LA SEQUENCE » SUR LA TOILE, IL REALISE SA COMPOSITION, A L’INSTINCT, LIBERANT SA FORCE CREATRICE POUR ENFANTER D’ETRANGES PERSONNAGES. ACCOUCHEMENT INITIATIQUE, LES TRACES SANGUINOLENTES, LES FORMES FOETALES PARFOIS, LES RESIDUS PHYSIOLOGIQUES SUR LA TOILE, TEMOIGNENT DE TOUTE LA VIOLENCE INHERENTE À L’ACTE DE CREER ET DE SON INTENSITE PHYSIQUE.
MARC FELTEN S’ATTACHE À L’HUMAIN EN LE DISSEQUANT, EN DEVOILANT AUX YEUX DE TOUS CE QUI JUSQU’A LORS ETAIT CACHE, PERSONNEL, A SAVOIR CHAIR ET ORGANES. IL LUI RETIRE SON INTEGRITE, MAIS CET ETRE PERDANT SON ENTIERETE N’EN DEVIENT PAS MOINS HUMAIN CAR L’INTENSITE DRAMATIQUE DU PROPOS EST ATTENUEE PAR UNE TOUCHE D’HUMOUR.
IL NOUS LIVRE UNE MISE EN SCENE PROMPTE A CHOQUER, MAIS POURTANT, NOUS SOMMES LOIN D’UNE SCENOGRAPHIE ORGIAQUE, MALGRE L’IMPRESSION DE BOUCHERIE À LA FOIS LATENTE OU EXPOSEE CRUMENT. EN VERITE, MARC FELTEN DEROULE SOUS NOS YEUX UNE PEINTURE VISCERALE, OU LES COULEURS PRIMAIRES, LES APLATS AUX TEINTES FRANCHES ET SATUREES, LES ENCRES PROJETEES SUR LA TOILE, RAPPELLENT LES FLUIDES SECRETES PAR LES CORPS. ON SE DEMANDE SI CES ETRES RENAISSENT OU S’ILS S’EXTIRPENT DES GRIFFES DE LA MORT ? DE PANTINS DESINCARNES, MONSTRES GROTESQUES, ILS FINISSENT PAR DEVENIR DES ETRES A LA PERSONNALITE RE-AFFIRMEE, A L’IDENTITE PROPRE, AYANT EXPURGE L’EXCEDENT DE MATIERE QUI LES EMPECHAIENT PRECEDEMMENT D’EXISTER. ILS RENAISSENT DANS LA DOULEUR, MAIS LA DOULEUR EST INHERENTE A L’ACTE DE NAISSANCE.
L’ARTISTE EVOLUE SANS CESSE ENTRE VIE ET MORT, ENFANTANT, TOUT EN REPRESENTANT UN FONCTIONNEMENT ORGANIQUE DE L’ETRE HUMAIN A LA LIMITE DE LA VIE ET DE LA MORT, OU LE SANG COULE, SUINTE ET PERCUTE LE SUPPORT. NOUS SOMMES EN FACE DE L’ETERNELLE QUESTION DE LA REPRESENTATION DU CORPS, CONFRONTE A LA PUDEUR, A L’INCONNU DE CETTE ENVELOPPE CHARNELLE QUI NOUS FAIT SI PEUR, PROBABLEMENT PARCE QU’ELLE EST SI FRAGILE, EN PROIE AUX INTERDITS QUI RAMENENT A SON USAGE, AU REJET DE SON ETALAGE CRU ET CHIRURGICAL QUI FLIRTE AVEC LE VOYEURISME. IL Y A DANS LA PEINTURE DE MARC FELTEN UNE DESACRALISATION DU CORPS, DU SEXE AUSSI EN TANT QU’ORGANE, ET PAR LA MEME DE LA MORT, MAIS EN TANT QUE FAIRE VALOIR À LA VIE. CAR POUR L’ARTISTE, LE SANG NE CONFINE PAS A UN SENTIMENT NEGATIF, LE SANG REPRESENTE LA VIE. QUAND IL GICLE, IL MANIFESTE SA VIVACITE, L’EXPRESSION DE LA VIE.
MARC FELTEN POSSEDE EN LUI CETTE ENVIE, CETTE FRENESIE, CETTE BOULIMIE PRESQUE, DE CREER. UNE FACON JUSTEMENT DE PROFITER PLEINEMENT DE LA VIE, CETTE VIE DONT IL TENTE DE MAITRISER L’ECOULEMENT EN PEIGNANT RAPIDEMENT. ET DE LA RAPIDITE NAIT CETTE SPONTANEITE CAPABLE DE LIVRER A NOTRE REGARD UNE FORCE ET UNE ENERGIE CAPTIVANTE.

MARC FELTEN’S WORK FITS CLEARLY IN TRADITION WITH THE STUDY AND THE REPRESENTATION OF THE HUMAN BODY, AN ORIGINAL UNIVERSE AT THE JUNCTION OF GRAFF, TAG AND ILLUSTRATION. IT IS AN EXPRESSIVE PAINTING, EXCESSIVE AND ENERGETIC; THE BODY IS DISMEMBERED, BURST, SKINNED, DEFORMED. ITS PAINTED FABRICS FORM AN INTRICATE MACABRE DANCE, WHICH IS NOT WITHOUT POINTING OUT CERTAIN APOCALYPTIC PAINTINGS. HE STARTS HIS WORK BY DIGITIZING OLD BOARDS OF ANATOMY THEN, ADAPTS THE VISUAL BY DEFORMING THE IMAGE TO GENERATE NEW ANATOMICAL FORMS. AFTER HAVING REPRODUCED “ THE SEQUENCE” ON THE FABRIC, HE CARRIES OUT THE COMPOSITION, WITH INSTINCT, RELEASING HIS CREATIVE FORCE TO GIVE BIRTH TO STRANGE CHARACTERS. IT SEEMS LIKE AN INITIATORY CHILDBIRTH, WITH BLOODY MARKS, FETAL FORMS SOMETIMES, WHERE PHYSIOLOGICAL RESIDUES ON THE FABRIC, TESTIFY TO ALL THE VIOLENCE INHERENT IN THE ACT OF CREATING AND OF ITS PHYSICAL INTENSITY.
MARC FELTEN STICKS TO HUMAN BY DISSECTING IT, IN REVEALING TO ANYONE’S EYES WHAT UNTIL AT THIS TIME WAS HIDDEN AND PERSONAL, NAMELY FLESH AND ORGANS. HE WITHDRAWS INTEGRITY TO THE BODY, BUT THIS CREATURE, THIS BEING LOSING ITS ENTIRETY DOES NOT BECOME LESS HUMAN BECAUSE THE DRAMATIC INTENSITY IS ATTENUATED BY SENSE OF HUMOUR.
THE ARTIST DELIVERS A SETTING SCENE QUICK TO SHOCK, HOWEVER, WE ARE FAR FROM AN ORGIASTIC SCENOGRAPHY, DESPITE OF THE IMPRESSION OF A LATENT BUTCHERY, CRUDELY EXPOSED. IN TRUTH, MARC FELTEN UNROLLS UNDER OUR EYES A VISCERAL PAINTING, WHERE PRIMARY COLORS, FLAT TINTS WITH FRANK AND SATURATED COLOURS ; INKS PROJECTED ON THE FABRIC LOOK LIKE THE FLUIDS SECRETED BY THE BODIES. ONE WONDERS WHETHER THESE BEINGS REBORN OR IF THEY TRY TO ESCAPE FROM THE CLAWS OF DEATH? THEY WERE DISEMBODIED PUPPETS AND GROTESQUE MONSTERS, NOW THEY FINISH TO BECOME BEINGS WITH A REAFFIRMED PERSONALITY, WITH THEIR OWN IDENTITY, HAVING THROWN OUT THE SURPLUS MATERIAL AND SUBSTANCE THAT PREVIOUSLY PREVENTED THEM FROM EXISTING. THEY REAPPEAR IN THE PAIN, BUT THE PAIN IS INHERENT IN THE ACT OF BIRTH.
THE ARTIST EVOLVES UNCEASINGLY BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, GIVING BIRTH TO CREATURES, WHILST REPRESENTING AN ORGANIC RUNNING OPERATION SYSTEM OF THE HUMAN BEING WHICH STANDS AT THE LIMITS OF DEATH AND LIFE, WHERE BLOOD RUNS, OOZES AND STRIKES THE SUPPORT. WE ARE FACE WITH THE ETERNAL ISSUE OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE BODY, CONFRONTED WITH DECENCY, THE UNKNOWN OF THAT CARNAL ENVELOPE WHICH FRIGHTENS US, PROBABLY BECAUSE IT IS SO FRAGILE, IN PREY WITH PROHIBITED ACTS WHICH BRINGS BACK TO ITS COMMON USE; WITH THE REJECTION OF ITS RAW AND SURGICAL DISPLAYS THAT FLIRTS WITH VOYEURISM. THERE IS, IN MARC FELTEN’S PAINTING A DESANCTIFICATION OF THE BODY AND OF SEX TOO, SEX CONSIDERED AS AN ORGAN, AND CONSEQUENTLY OF DEATH, BUT AS TO PUT FORWARD WITH LIFE. BECAUSE FOR THE ARTIST, BLOOD DOES NOT CONFINE WITH A NEGATIVE FEELING, BLOOD REPRESENTS LIFE. WHEN IT SQUIRTS, IT EXPRESSES ITS PROMPTNESS, THE EXPRESSION OF LIFE.
MARC FELTEN OWNS THIS DESIRE, THIS FRENZY HIS ALMOST BULIMIA, TO CREATE. IT IS A WAY TO BENEFIT FULLY FROM THIS LIFE OF WHICH HE TRIES TO CONTROL THE FLOW BY PAINTING QUICKLY. THIS SPEED GIVES RISE TO THIS SPONTANEITY ABLE TO DELIVER TO OUR GLANCE FORCE AND A CAPTIVATING ENERGY.