Marc Seguin

Marc Séguin is a French Canadian painter and novelist whose work is held in several important collections. He splits his time between his home in Montréal, Québec, and his Brooklyn, New York studio. Touching on themes of the politically backward, the environmentally compromised and the socially divided, his work reveals deeper truths about the nature of humanity through images that are not only thought-provoking but beautifully elegiac.

Since 2000, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec have all acquired major works by Marc Séguin. His prints and paintings can be found in numerous Canadian corporate collections and those of major private Canadian and American collectors. To date, Marc Séguin has held more than 20 solo shows and participated in many more group exhibitions and art fairs around the world, including Madrid, Barcelona, Venice, Berlin, Cologne, New York, Miami, Chicago, Brussels, and Namur.

Marc Séguin has also published 4 critically acclaimed fiction novels – La foi du braconnier, Hollywood, Nord Alice, and Jenny Sauro. He also directed and produced a feature film, Stealing Alice, and directed a documentary entitled The State of the Farm.

3 words to describe Nature? 

A Resilient & Beautiful Thing

3 things Nature taught you?

Patience

Violence

Creativity

3 most treasured Nature spots?

The ocean

The island I live on

Anywhere in the wind

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?

Introspective

When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?

Human, impaired and perfect

When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?

Like being on a spaceship made of rock

When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?

Like time has passed again

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?

Unfit to live in nature. It also means I gotta get out of the river and stop fishing for a while.

When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?

Powerful forces can be invisible. And it draws a smile. Every time.

Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?

Anywhere, as long as it remains wild and not impacted by us.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?

10

Share with us a childhood nature memory?

Playing and shaping my child’s world with mud.

 


Stefan Simcowitz

Stefan Simchowitz is a controversial Los Angeles based art collector, art curator, art advisor and founder of Simco's Club, an art-collecting, selling, and promoting website dedicated to successful, young, and emerging artists around the world. In November 2015, he was ranked #95 in Art Review Magazine's POWER 100, a list of the "most influential people in the contemporary artworld." He was famously dubbed “The Art World’s Patron Satan” by the New York Times back in 2014. Journalist Andrew Goldstein of New York Magazine, Artnet, and Artspace, argues that Simcho is destabilizing outdated art-world archetypes that perpetuate dangerous myths about how art is distributed, displayed, and discussed.

After college, Stefan started a film production company responsible for a number of feature films and shorts, such as Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed drama, Requiem for a Dream. He co-founded the celebrity photo and video service, WireImage, which eventually sold to Getty Images in 2007 for $200 million.

Stefan is a vocal proponent of social media as a legitimate way of discovering, distributing, and popularizing the fine arts, primarily using Facebook and Instagram as platforms for self-promotion, discovering new artists, and endorsing those he already manages. 

3 words to describe Nature?

Electron. Neutron. Proton 

3 things Nature taught you?

We are all one and the same

Nature defines the rules of the game

Understand the end is not different to the beginning and you will be fine 

3 most treasured Nature spots?

The hills of Tuscany

The sea of Liguria

The Blue Mountains 

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?

Like going for a swim 

When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?

Going for a walk 

When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?

Like wishing I was getting a cold brew coffee and pastry 

When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?

Like an ancient human

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?

Getting inside

When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?

Getting under the duvet 

Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?

Somewhere between the forest and the mountain  

On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?

10 

Share with us a childhood nature memory?

The game reserve, safari.