La Galerie Nationale and Alliance Française Dubai are pleased to invite you to French Kiss the solo painting exhibition by French artist Marc Ferrero!

French Kiss

The Lipstick painting serie by Marc FERRERO

from November 9 to December 11 

A face of a woman wearing large black sunglasses: this is the main subject of the LIPSTICK series by French contemporary painter Marc Ferrero. Marc Ferrero is at the head of a new pictorial movement, Storytelling Art, which is defined by the use of fictional stories and characters, playing audaciously with the point of view, and the fusion of different graphic styles.


These portraits express the different roles that are offered to women in modern life.Tackling the classical round shapes that are traditionally used by artists to represent women figures, Marc Ferrero is showing her inner strength through strong graphical angles, lines and forms but he softens this impression of power with the lipstick as the symbol of femininity inside volutes and shadows. The fusion of Cubism and Figurativism gives a powerful effect to the artworks, creating a strong visual impact.

When I am asked ‘What innovative and modern idea develops your painting?’ Without hesitation, I answer fusion... Using different graphic styles (cubism, impressionism, surrealism, figurative, etc.) on the same plane or over my works—just like a film director uses special effects to tell a story—will always represent an extremely exciting challenge for me.” Marc Ferrero

About Marc Ferrero

Born in 1963, he lives and works in France. Young he began to draw influenced by the Comics. Little by little he increases the difficulty of his models and thus progresses in a completely free way. He was passionate about TV series and films from the 70s and trained him in the principle of storytelling. Despite the fact that he is self-taught, the path of his training is very classic: a long apprenticeship in drawing (graphite, charcoal, black and white, gouache then acrylic) before associating color (gouache, watercolor, acrylic and oil). He stopped studying at the age of 16 to devote himself to various life projects that allowed him to travel a lot and therefore to develop his sense of the imagination in order to create stories.


At 26, with the start of a script in mind, he settled in Brussels to present his first boards to the various comic book publishers. In the meantime, he won the Olivier Strelli Prize for his story board "Art in the city". Quickly feeling cramped in the world of comics, he began to work on canvases and larger formats and had a first exhibition in 1996, selling his first works. He participated in his first contemporary art fair in New York in 1999 and upon his return to France opened his own studio gallery in Èze and then also in Saint-Paul de Vence in 2008. As international artist, Marc Ferrero made hundreds exhibition worldwide but he is also famous for his strong collaboration with luxury watchmaker Hublot.

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