British-Australian contemporary painter known for his realist portraits, fusing traditional oil painting techniques with a contemporary aesthetic. His portraits attempt to convey a sense of psychological insight and are designed to provoke an emotional response. He cites aspects of Buddhist philosophy, meditation and our understanding of the subconscious mind as influences on his process and subject matter.
Trained in Sydney and New York, he has received the Dame Joan Sutherland Award, and a major scholarship to study at the prestigious New York Academy of Art. He was a finalist in Australia’s most well-known art prize, the Archibald Prize, three years in a row and won Australia’s third-richest portrait prize, the Black Swan Portrait Prize (now the Lester Prize). He was a five-time finalist in the Art Renewal Center International Salon. He appeared as a finalist on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year and in the same year won the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, Australia’s premier prize for realistic portraiture. Marcus was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize held in the UK and was selected as an exhibiting artist for the Ad Art Show at the Oculus, World Trade Center, New York.
- Oil on Canvas or Aluminium
- Sizes: 20×16″, 26×20″, 30×24″, 36×28″, 40×30″, 50×40″.
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- Location: Australia
- Starting price: £6,000