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"The LEAST you can do is to PURCHASE a piece of my work .... The MOST you can do is be INSPIRED and recognize your VALUE" -MSA ART
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Artists & Art enthusiasts around the globe have admired the drive and determination of this youthful artist...vibrant colors and a whimsy unlike any other, Marcus' art has been displayed, honored, and collected by the influential as well as first timers who have just recently been exposed to the magical transformation his art brings into existence. Share his journey through photographs, poetry, and illustrative projects in his pursuit of excellence in the art world.
"I love art. All types of art inspire me. From drawing and doodling, to painting and sculpture, I have always had a passion to create. I feel like art is a way to communicate to the present world without knowing its tongue. Art's inimitable fingerprint is left for future generations to examine and interpret. Art is a way to make a house feel more like a home. And to some people, art is a way of adding value to their standard of living. It's no surprise my art, then, is a melting pot of the ideas and interpretations of the art I absorb.
Abstract art has always been a favorite of mine because of its ability to bring a new reality into existence. Art remains to capture the minds of people to this day because of its inventive nature. Art animates practicality. Ultimately, we are all creations of the one original artist and designer of all things, God. So, in His likeness, is my existence. Prepared through daily prayer and meditation, completed by celebration, the art I create undergoes a process reserved for magical potions and medicinal concoctions I simply ask that you take a journey with me into an image, so that together we might see the same common goal and work towards in it unification."
A mixed media artist, Marcus explores the presence of the sacred in his everyday life as a primary source for inspiration and content of his paintings. His interest in art as a tool for social change has led him through the journey from free expression of urban art spray-painting to the innovative, creative, and unique visual presentations he now offers in his dynamic work. His art sensibilities bring a distinctive look to the variety of media he uses in creating his images. Growing up amidst the architectural richness that Chicago offers, Marcus has extended his acumen and repertoire in art through formal education, internships, and travel throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. Currently, his artwork is enjoyed by galleries, universities, and in the homes of private collectors.
-Dr. Angela Livingston
AAS Associate of Arts: Electronic Graphic Design, The American Academy of Art, Chgo., 1998
Internship: Assistant Art Director, LOUD Records, New York City, N.Y., 1999
BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting, The American Academy of Art, Chgo., 2004
Joel Oppenheimer Inc., Framing Manager 2011-present, shipping dept. 2006 - 2011
Art Show and Reception, Hosts: Mr. & Mrs. Milton Norris, 2004
Art Show and Reception, Hosts: Brandon Johnson & Robert McGee III, 2004
Kristoffer’s Café, Second Fridays Art Walk in Pilsen, Chicago Arts District, 2005
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) African American Cultural Center: “The Final Word”, 2005
UIC AACC: “Following The Truth”, 2007
UIC AACC: “Following The Truth, Part II”, 2009
UIC AACC: “The World is Yours”, 2010
Art Werks Gallery, Hyde Park, Chgo., 1999
Block Fine Arts Gallery, New Buffalo, Mich., 2005
Gallery Romain, “Around the Coyote” Wicker Park, Chgo., 2005
Fine Art Masters.com, 2005
Griffin Gallery, “Beverly Hawkins Collection”, Chgo., 2007
Gallery Guichard, “Canvas Soul”, Bronzeville2008
Perry Mansion Cultural Center Grand Opening & Fund Raiser, Chicgo, 2008
South Side Community Art Center
Perry Mansion Cultural Center
Daniel T. Parker Collection
Patric McCoy Collection
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