Eric Marrian was born in 1959, he studied Architecture.
After hesitating to become a professional photographer after its studies, he finally decided to stop completely photography and, after a pause of fifteen years, at the beginning of the 2000’s, he finally returned back to its first love.
In 2003, Eric begins a series on the French marine city, Saint Malo, and after that he started to shoot in Studio. Then, things went very fast: he won the Photography contest of BIEVRES and was published on several occasions by the photographic press. He was invited by the organisers of ‘Le Salon des Artistes Français’ to show its work.
End 2005, he started its series ‘Carré Blanc’ in studio. The first images of this series received in 2006 the award of the European Festival of Nude Photography in Arles, France.
His series on St Malo was also awarded by the Leica Procirep Dotation.
The exhibition which follows at the Gallery Verdeau was a real success. He is then spotted by a Russian Gallery, Gallery 2.36, which acquires the totality of the images existing at that time. Its work will be exhibited, repeatedly in 2008 and in 2009, in Russia.
Olga Sviblova programmed him for the biennial of Moscow and dedicates him a space of 400m2.
Its series “Carré Blanc” has been since 2008 regularly exhibit in France and abroad (Gallery Verdeau in Paris, ERA Foundation in Moscow, Mostra of Venice-Mestre, Gallery Enora, La MEP/European House of the Photography, Art Elysees 2010, Art Paris 2011). ‘Carré Blanc’ has also been chosen to decorate the lobby of the Parisian Palace ‘The Pershing Hall’.
Known and followed by many advertisers (Nikon, Kodak, Leica, DUPON), he impose his eye on the fashion world by signing its first editorials in 2010.
In 2011, while continuing to work on "Carré Blanc", he begins a new series in color that is quickly spotted by the press and the galleries that represent them. This series is exhibited for the first time in 2012 by the Young Gallery in Knokke-Le-Zout, Belgium, this exhibition is widely reported by the press National and international.
At the same time, the series "Carré Blanc" continues to be widely distributed and exhibited. After an exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland at Hania Bailly Contemporary, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Yaroslavl (which acquires three prints on this occasion) and at the Galerie "Quai Est" in Paris, the series ‘Carré Blanc’ is actually presented until September 15 at the Young Gallery in Brussels, Belgium.
It will be soon exhibited at the Gallery J. Greter-Art in Kiev, Ukraine (20 September to 18 November 2012).
Numerous articles are published at the same time, with many Portfolios over 10 pages: Reponses Photo (France), Photo + (Korea), Photographer’s Companion (China), etc. ...
Gallery J. Greter Art, Kiev (Ukraine) www.greter-art.com/index.php?lang=en
Gallery 2.36, Moscou (Russia) www.gallery236.ru/painter?hid=54
Gallery YOUNG, Bruxelles (Belgium) http://www.younggalleryphoto.com/exhibitions.html
Hania Bailly Contemporary – Geneva (Switzerland) www.haniabailly.com/details-eric-marrian-23.html
Gallery Quai Est, Ivry sur Seine. www.galeriequaiest.com