Patrice Murciano was born May 27, 1969 in Belfort, but it is in the south of France he grew up. Like Obelix, he fell into the pot when he was little: he began drawing at the age of 6 years by reproducing cartoon characters in ink. At age 8, he steals his mother’s makeup to draw portraits and female nudes. Teenager, fascinated by the great masters, it reproduces the masterpieces of Velasquez and Rembrandt on oil canvas boards.
[Graphics by Patrice Murciano source: artist’s portfolio]
Quickly, his parents want to see enter the Fine Arts, but close friends of the family, art connoisseurs, as well as his art teacher worried that the talent of Patrice is “affected” by a normal course of studies art. His parents, whose activities are far removed from that environment, hear this argument and leave Patrice express on the canvas as he sees fit. Thus it will form over the years by himself, away from the codes and artistic assumptions. Patrice is 43 years old now and still lives in the south of France, even if it is regular exhibitions abroad (New York, Osaka, Los Angeles, etc). Do not tell him he is a painter, he did not recognize. He describes himself as “Researcher art” in constant search of new techniques and new styles (acrylic, ink, oil, sculpture, graphics, photos, movies) in His studio he calls the LEA (laboratory experiments artistic).