“There is an ethereal and dreamlike quality to this body of work with many references to the natural world and to our biological makeup. Sleep, dream and wakefulness collide in a realm of fragmented imagination. The here and now is but transient. Plants, masquerade masks, anatomical matter, and cell like structures, hover and drift within these dreamscapes, while the birds reference the gateway keepers between the sacred and the earthly realms. At the same time, an uncomfortable uneasiness of other worldliness pervades the paintings perhaps offering an indication of the dreams that follow after the passing of our mortality.” – Marc Standing
Marc Standing’s Waking Me Forever at Brenda May Gallery from 25 October to 19 November 2011.
Images [from top] Marc Standing, I come to you in dreams, Forever sweet and Whole of Me, each 2011, oil on canvas, 100x100cms.
Got new work you’d like to share? Send images no larger than 500x500px and 350k each plus a short statement about the work to: the art life at hot mail dot com.