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Marcel Miracle

Born in 1957 in Moramanga, Madagascar.
Lives and works in Lausanne and in the South of Tunisia.


Born in 1957 in Moramanga, Madagascar.
Lives and works in Lausanne and in the South of Tunisia.


Marcel Miracle was born in the village of Moramanga in Madagascar, base of the mythical continent of Gondwana. He returned there several times, in particular to be initiated into the divinatory practice of sikidy. From these reunions was born his artist's name, an anagram of the one given to him on the island, which means "rainbow".

In the 1960s, after his family returned to France, Marcel Miracle experienced the peaceful happiness of a child left free to observe what lives and what has lived in the Franche-Comté countryside: the grasses, insects, birds and stones. He has nature in his skin. Soon, books will give him the words to read it, understand it and install it in him as his muse, object of prose, poetry or drawing. Drawing, writing, the young Marcel sees no other occupation for the passions that have seized him.

A geologist by training, he first worked in oil exploration, then became a school teacher in Lausanne. Since the 1990s, Marcel Miracle has developed an important production of drawings and collages, diverting the most minute objects into a dream world where irony vies with anxiety.
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Marcel Miracle's work is abundant. For more than thirty years, the artist has been creating small formats, a cosmogony from the heterogeneous objects he finds (broken shells, cuttlefish bones, twigs, rusty capsules, colored rubber, papers and other objects from his daily life or his Saharan travels), but also from the writing of short stories, poems, annotations, and titles to which he pays particular attention.

He draws his references from African shamanism, from the works of Arthur Cravan, Perec, Borgès or Malcolm de Chazal. His drawings and collages borrow from Catalan miniatures, Paul Klee and surrealists such as Breton, or Tourski. Marcel Miracle's literary and spiritual knowledge digs beneath the apparent surface of things. Marcel Miracle defines his work as an organization of chaos into cosmos, an alchemy of word and sign.

"Nothing exists that does not owe its existence to the gaze. For the human being the problem is more serious since cultural evolution has taken precedence over biological evolution. The eye here is the eye of the hurricane: we find in these ancient engravings beings of "great presence", all signed, signed with scarifications, mirific hairstyles and deep looks. This look, fascination of the invisible world, is part of an imaginary world inaccessible to the traveler, however gifted he may be. This great turbulence of the glance becomes here only a trace, a temporality frozen in a pose, like a crashed plane, totem in hollow in the jungle ".

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Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Alighiero e Boetti,

Marcel Miracle


Revue de presse
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30.10.2018
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Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Alighiero e Boetti,

Marcel Miracle


Sélection galerie: "Co-naissance" chez André Magnin

Le Monde

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By Philippe Dagen

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19.10.2018
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Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Marcel Miracle


Cahiers écrits, dessins, imprimés

Notes d'art brut

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By Lucienne Peiry

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26.06.2018
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Steve Bandoma,

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Filipe Branquinho,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Phumzile Khanyile,

Klèmèguè,

Houston Maludi,

JP Mika,

Marcel Miracle,

Ambroise Ngaimoko,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé


The Historic Portuguese City of Evora Celebrates Contemporary Art from Africa

Widewalls

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By Elena Martinique

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18.05.2018
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Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Chéri Samba,

Romuald Hazoumè,

JP Mika,

Marcel Miracle


Evora Africa, Métissage des Arts

Paris Match

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By Anaël Pigeat

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01.05.2018
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Marcel Miracle


La Tempête - Acte II

Paris Art
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01.03.2018
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Marcel Miracle,

Hugues Reip


Bientôt : La Tempête au Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain à Sète

Blog_En revenant de l'expo
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20.11.2017
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Marcel Miracle


Marcel Miracle : éclats et pépites du pays natal

24 Heures Blogs

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By Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret

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29.10.2017
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Marcel Miracle


Quelle mouche l'a piqué ?

Radio 3DFM

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By Cyrille Putman

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13.01.2017
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Marcel Miracle


Marcel Miracle, Dessins, collages (exposition)

lelitteraire.com

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By Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret

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01.01.2017
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Marcel Miracle


Marcel Miracle & Line Marquis : les dynamiteurs

Blog De l'art helvétique contemporain

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By Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret

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10.08.2016
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Marcel Miracle


Le Parcours Saint-Germain 2016 : de l'art contemporain dans les boutiques

Sortir à Paris

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By Par Maïlys C.

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08.06.2016
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Marcel Miracle


Marcel Miracle c'est fort en visions

Salon littéraire

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By Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret

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06.06.2016
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Marcel Miracle


Art 7 promène les visiteurs d'une galerie à l'autre

Tribune de Genève

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By Muriel Grand

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28.10.2015
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Marcel Miracle


Marcel Miracle entre Diderot et Pérec

24 heures_Blog

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By Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret

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22.10.2015
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Marcel Miracle


Leiris, contemporain

Artpress

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By Anaël Pigeat

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07.04.2015
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