Art Exhibit Silent Communication Artist Portraits
As for previous art exhibits, curator at Linus Galleries, Linnea Lenkus, continues to photograph participating artists for her Artist Portrait Series. Through these portraits the artist feels more comfortable to engage in a relationship, not only with the curator but with the gallery as well. Artists are encouraged to put themselves out in the public eye more often and to rely on our gallery as a resource for support in their artistic endeavors. In addition to being curator, Lenkus is a highly experienced Los Angeles fine art photographer whose photography ranges from various stages in people’s lives. Her two portrait studio locations are in Long Beach and Pasadena.
As a part of our art exhibit “Silent Communication”, Marcus Alexander was one of the artists photographed by Lenkus. On display at our Pasadena art gallery was his acrylic painting Hope. Remaining true to his style, colorful fragments form and enliven the portrait of a man eagerly exclaiming to the sky, as though begging for one final gleam of hope. His desperation is heightened by the instability of the broken composition.
Marcus’s primary focus is on identity and the several masks we wear through out our lives. In an age where we spend most of our time online we have the freedom to be seen as being whom ever we want. We are fierce, colorful, comical and sometimes scary. It is difficult to strip away the mask that we have become so comfortable wearing and it is this conflict that is at the heart of Marcus Alexander’s work.
He works with a colorful palette of oil or acrylic paint. The figures in his paintings are tall, thin, and desaturated, drained and consumed by their mask. Subjects are fragmented by color and form. They are being pulled apart as a visual representation of the constant change and inconsistency in their identity.
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