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Labrie on his way to New York

It's the beginning of the evening and you're walking through a dim alley in the middle of New York's Bronx in the 80s. The beats of Run DMC alternated with traffic sounds vibrate through the damp air and then behind a few boxes you find a work of art. There is a good chance that this is a work by Marcel Labrie, because that is exactly the vibe he captures with his work. His work grates, raises question marks and feels rebellious, just like that alley in New York.

The beginning As a 10-year-old boy, Labrie first encountered graffiti in one of the Donald Ducks he was reading. He was immediately intrigued, since he already spent a lot of time drawing, the graffiti style also became part of this. After his studies, he started working as an interior designer and drew many interiors, with the added bonus that he was also allowed to exhibit his art in the store he worked for. This left him wanting more and Labrie decided to work full time as an artist, 'if you really want something you will succeed, but you have to work really hard for it.'

'Health care is full of silent heroes, who do not scream for attention but deserve it! All those colorful images in the city are a real statement.'

Inspiration His contribution to Heart Work Heroes was a 'no brainer' for Labrie. Art in the city, attention to healthcare and also in my home town! In addition, he knows healthcare intimately. His daughter Sanne has been dealing with type 1 diabetes for years. Something you really have to take into account 24/7. When it was identified, he knew nothing about diabetes, but they were taken care of at Diabeter in Rotterdam to learn as much as possible in a short time. 'The care was really great for us at the time, we received pure warmth from those people, nurses and doctors!' Sanne, now 18, is still a great inspiration to him, 'the way she deals with it is really incredible.'

The future

Labrie is very busy, the assignments keep coming and his work is in demand. When asked what he is working towards, he answers that he would like to return his work to its 'roots' by being asked for a solo exhibition. in New York City.


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