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Marcelo Legrand

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1961.

He started studying drawing and painting at the Círculo de Bellas Artes under Héctor Sgarbi.

From 1981 and throughout a decade, he worked exclusively with graphite on paper. For five years, he focused on a series of heads using this technique. This work earned him multiple awards and invitations to residencies abroad.

In 1986, he studied printmaking with David Finkbeiner.

In 1992, he moved to Venezuela, where he lived for three years. Around that time, he started working with color again and developed and researched a technique that includes the use of heat, water and India ink on tracing paper.

Back in his home country, he went on to paint canvases in large formats and delved into the tracing paper he had explored in Venezuela. He explored printmaking and made a series using vinyl records as molds.

In 1999, he received an award from the Batuz Foundation with a residency at Altzella (Saxony), Germany, where he combined working on his art and teaching.

He has been working with Galería Sur since 2005 at international exhibitions and fairs.

In 2008, he was invited to Artifariti (International Art Meeting in Western Sahara), where he made a sculptural and photographic intervention.

Between 2011 and 2013, he was part of the National Commission for Visual Arts of the MEC (Ministry of Education and Culture)
He has held solo exhibitions and has been involved in collective exhibitions in Uruguay and abroad.