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Marc Molk was born in Marseille in 1972. He lives and works in Paris.
Painter and writer, he pursues both activities in parallel. After literary studies, Marc Molk graduated a DEA in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art from Sorbonne University. His thesis, under the direction of Anne Moëglin-Delcroix, is entitled Techniques du réalisme dans la peinture contemporaine.
In 2012 his monograph dedicated to his own painting, entitled Ekphrasis, with a text by Jean-Yves Jouannais, is published by Éditions D-Fiction & Label Hypothèse.
In 2014, Plein la vue, la peinture regardée autrement, a collection of very personal texts about thirty paintings from all eras and freely admired, is published by Wildproject. The book launch has held in Paris at Musée de la chasse et de la nature.
On October 30 and 31, 2014, he conducted with Thomas Lévy-Lasne the colloquium La Fabrique de la peinture held at Collège de France, to which were invited to speak Jeff Koons, Anne Neukamp, Damien Cadio, Jules de Balincourt, Eva Nielsen, Hernan Bas, Chéri Samba, Thomas Lévy-Lasne, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, Gregory Forstner, Glenn Brown and Amélie Bertrand. His own communication is entitled The Sentimental Reason.
In 2015, Arte TV channel devoted a film to his work as a painter and L’Œil magazine includes him in the selection of its February issue titled Who are the painters of tomorrow?
In 2018, he performed several performances, among others during the festival Extravadance at Centre Pompidou. Several of his calligrams are included in Anthologie de la poésie érotique contemporaine published by Éditions Classiques Garnier.
In 2019, he exhibited at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Limoges within the exhibition Au fil des toiles.
In 2020, he exhibited at Musée de la Vie romantique in Paris within a group exhibition titled Hearts.