Marc Sparfel

About the artist

Marc Sparfel was born in 1972 in Brittany in the North-West of France. He spent his childhood in the countryside, in front of the sea. His first contact with art was through his father’s books on Prehistory, Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece.

After high school, he graduated in Commerce in Tours. He subsequently completed his civil service by working as a technician in a puppet theatre in Orleans. At the age of 23 he began to study Visual Communication, primarily focussing on photography, drawing, engraving, and art history.

In 1999 he moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he still lives today. Being immediately intrigued by the sheer amount of wood abandoned in the streets, he gradually began to incorporate these material into his sculptures. First, he used furniture in a long series of masks, animals and mythological beings. Now, using simple wood scraps, he is building geometrical and abstract constructions.

Currently his work is exhibited in Spain, France, Germany, and the United States.

Artworks

EXHIBITIONS

2020

Galerie Anthony Roth, Paris (G)
Galerie Friedmann-hahn, 15 Years Gallery Firedmann-Hahn, Berlin (G)

2019

Galerie Friedmann-hahn, Wood Anima, Berlin (S)
M.A arte contemporáneo, Palma de Mallorca (G)

2018

3 punts galería, Can’t Touch This, Barcelona (G)
M.A arte contemporáneo, Forma y Materia, Palma de Mallorca (G)
Vail International Gallery,Winter and Summer exhibition, Vail, Colorado,USA (G)

2017

galerie t, La Colectiva VI, Düsseldorf (G)
Vail.I.G,Winter and Summer exhibition, Vail, Colorado, USA (G)

2016

galerie t, La Colectiva V, Düsseldorf (G)
Galerie Friedmann-hahn, Kunstessenzen XII, Berlin (G)
Vail.I.G,Winter and Summer exhibition, Vail, Colorado, USA (G)

2015

Galerie Friedmann-hahn, The Wood Hunter, Berlin (S)
galerie t, La Constructiva I, Düsseldorf (G)
Vail.I.G,Winter and Summer exhibition, Vail, Colorado, USA (G)

2014

Kölner Liste, with galerie t, Cologne
galerie t, La Colectiva III, Düsseldorf (G)
Vail.I.G,Winter and Summer Group exhibition, Vail, Colorado, USA (G)
Galerie Friedmann-hahn, Kunstessenzen IX, Berlin (G)
Galerie Friedmann-hahn, Kunstessenzen VII, Berlin (G)

2013

ART.FAIR, with Galerie Friedmann-hahn, Cologne
Vail.I.G,Winter and Summer Group exhibition, Vail, Colorado, USA (G)
galerie t, Small pieces loosely joined, Düsseldorf (G)
Galerie Friedmann-hahn, Kunstessenzen IV, Berlin (G)

2012

galerie t, La Colectiva II, Düsseldorf (G)
galerie t, Solo Show, Düsseldorf (S)
Drap Art: Festival Internacional de Reciclaje in CCCB, Barcelona
galerie t, La Colectiva, Düsseldorf (G)

2011

Galerie Friedmann-hahn, Gruppenausstellung Frühjahr 2011, Berlin (G)
Drap Art: Festival Internacional de Reciclaje in CCCB, Barcelona.
Little Buddha Gallery, Barcelona (S)

2010

Galerie Friedmann-hahn, with Sasa Makarova, Berlin (G)
Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Gruppenausstellung Oktober 2010, Berlin (G)
Studio 55 en Espace Pierre Cardin, Un certain style de vie, Paris (G)

2009

Galerie Friedmann-hahn, Berlin (G)

2008

Galerie Friedmann-hahn, with Pavel Feinstein, Berlin (S)
SetBa Gallery, La Plaça inspira, Barcelona (G)

2007

La Carbonería Gallery, Animals, Barcelona (G)
Drap Art: Festival Internacional de Reciclaje in CCCB, Barcelona.
Espai Castel Veciana, Animaux!, Barcelona (S)