"Marcus Andre's work induces sobriety and checks the urge to interpret. Since the procedures seem close to the method and the method to the core of the artist's thought, it would be sufficient to interpret the procedures and by contiguity, the method and the thought, thus reaching the poetic core of Marcus Andre's work. And this work is, I believe, built upon two pillars: an ethic of the pictorial work that is visually materialized in the process of its elaboration, and the construction of painting as historical knowledge — even if this knowledge is preserved only in the ghetto of his paintings. What has always been the role of art ever since it was designated as a specific field of activity — a quest for excellence in works to serve as models for a culture — remains alive in Marcus Andre."

Paulo Sergio Duarte