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Marc Nucera

Marc Nucera Wood sculptor
Contact
French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 637458708
©Michel Jouve

The tree poet

  • • Marc carves trees with a chainsaw
  • • The drape is a main theme in his work
  • • A book is being published about his creations

Marc Nucera has been sculpting trees for 30 years. With his fluid gestures, he magnifies the beauty of wood. Marc draws on his experience as a landscape gardener, approaching plants as natural art, "it was the landscape and the tree that dictated the work," he explains. Encouraged to develop his own writing, he has pursued his exploration of texture and inscription of matter. Marc’s poetic sculptures offer a contemporary interpretation of the drape, one of the main interests of his ongoing research. With their sophisticated forms, they appear thoroughly impregnated by the dynamics of movement. Driven by a constant flow of inspiration, "every day is a blank page" for Marc, his work is a permanent evolution.

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Works

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Photo: ©Joanna Maclennan
Bust

This cypress wood sculpture represents a draped bust. Marc Nucera shaped the sculptural form using a direct carving technique known as "pervia di levare". Marc executes his creative act alone, respecting the identity of the material used. The material as well as the technique and sculptural act, make each sculptural piece unique.

Height 117 cm
Diameter 30 cm

Photo: ©Joanna Maclennan
Pray

The design of this walnut wood sculpture is inspired by the form of straddling. Marc Nucera always keep the memory of the tree in each of his sculptures. The sculptural form is also a study on drapes, researching the fluidity in folds and creases.

Height 185 cm
Diameter 53 cm

Photo: ©Joanna Maclennan
Torsion

This sculptural piece is made from hollowed and twisted cypress wood. Each of Marc Nucera’s sculptures is an act of improvisation, a work of intuition, of spontaneity of gesture. The sculptural piece balances the combination of different inscriptions and contradictions of lines in order to create a visually dynamic piece.

Height 173 cm
Diameter 33 cm

Photo: ©Joanna Maclennan
Torsion

Each of Marc Nucera’s sculptures is created from gestural formulas resulting from daily exercises. This cypress wood sculpture exemplifies Marc’s process of repetition of gestures to obtain a fluidity of line and form.

Height 160 cm
Diameter 41 cm

Photo: ©Joanna Maclennan
Torsion

Each of Marc Nucera’s sculptures is created from gestural formulas resulting from daily exercises. This cypress wood sculpture exemplifies Marc’s process of repetition of gestures to obtain a fluidity of line and form. He intertwines gestures to obtain a unique language that shows his technical and creative technique and style.

Height 199 cm
Diameter 49 cm

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