Overview

After a successful career in advertising as an artistic director, Marcel Ceuppens became a full-time artist in 2012, first as illustrator, then as a painter. Sleek lines, a reduced range of colours, bowler hats and touches of formica: the artist draws directly from the codes of art and design of the 1950s to create his prints.

Marcel Ceuppens is attracted to contemporary art and is a great fan of Pop art, but mid-century design had a major impact on him. He is inspired not only by painting or sculpture, but also by architecture, design, photography, film or music. It is easy to see through his work influences such as Calder, Picasso, Le Corbusier and Henry Moore, as well as being very contemporary.

 

Marcel Ceuppens' past as an advertiser is expressed in the lively, daring and luminous style of his art. In his highly conceptual digital paintings, he often explores themes of disconnection, complacency and detachment as a universal aspect of daily existence. Many of his works are centred around a faceless man dressed in a costume, located in various dreamlike places. This paintings ask the question of our place in the world.

 

His work takes a new direction in 2013, with a series of neo-modernist paintings. Larger, more colourful and more extroverted, he creates less conceptual compositions. He works and re-works his abstract compositions by moving, sliding, changing and shaping the confusing coloured shapes in any possible position and direction until it works.

Works
Exhibitions
Biography

Since 2014, Marcel Ceuppens lives and works in New York. His background as an art director in advertising has given him a keen eye for graphic design, and he is proving to be just as skilled as an artist, his works having met immediate success at art fairs around the world.

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

 

2020

The Billboard Creative, Los Angeles

K+Y Paris

 

2019

Brooklyn Gallery, New York

AAF Hampstead, UK

The other Art Fair New York Spring

 

2018

The other Art Fair New York Fall

The Affordable Art Fair New York

The other Art Fair Spring

 

2017

Scope Miami

The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series

Allouche Gallery New York

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

New Britain Museum of American Art

 

2016

National Arts Club New York

The Affordable Art Fair New York

The Affordable Art Fair Brussels

Palm Beach Art Show

 

2015

The Affordable Art Fair New York

Art Hamptons 2015 New York

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Los Angeles Art Show

 

2014

Scope Miami

The Affordable Art Fair New York

Art Hamptons, New York

The Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

 

2013

The Affordable Art Fair Brussels

The Affordable Art Fair Singapore

Art International Zürich

The Affordable Art Fair New York

Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor New York

Art Hamptions 2013 New York

Lille Art Fair

Charlotte Van Lorreinen Gallery, Brussels

The Affordable Art Fair Brussels

 

2012

Art Ghent 2012

The Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam

The Affordable Art Fair New York

Brussels Accessible Art Fair

The Louise Night, Brussels

The other Art Fair, London

Antwerp Accessible Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair Brussels

 

2011

Brussels Accessible Art Fair

Artemptation Gallery, Brussels