Born a shy child in Hargicourt, Alfred Marié became a house painter after high school. In 1968, he entered the Ecole Régionale Supérieure d’Expression Plastique in Tourcoing but eventually abandoned his studies, destroyed his work and attempted suicide. In 1974, he met Corinne, who became his companion and link to the outside world. Her vital support is reflected in his moniker which stands for Alfred Corinne Marié.
A.C.M. eventually began to explore his identity through art again, collecting and archiving hundreds of objects (old typewriters, clocks, scraps from transistors or electronic parts, electrical threads, etc.) which he carefully cleaned, sanded, and coated, framing them like arrays of botanical or zoological specimens. Using wood, metal, plaster and found objects, which he manipulates by burning them with acid, allowing them to rust, deforming and painting them, he constructs intricate assemblages which reveal fantastic creatures and faces as they are viewed from different angles.
A.C.M.'s work is represented in several private collections, including the Museum of Everything and Collection abcd / Bruno Decharme, as well as public institutions, including LaM - Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut.