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Titus Marques

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Birthplace
Camden, ME

Birth year
1980

Website

Schools
Longwood University, 2012, B.S.Ed.

Tags
graffiti/street-art, modern, mixed-media, sculpture, abstract, acrylic, collage, found object, found objects sculpture

Statement

I create Art because no other activity has ever drawn me in so strongly; never before have I felt as connected with who I am than when soaking in the feeling of a finished piece.  I work primarily with a mixture of acrylic and found materials.  These found materials serve as a visual diary as they come from personal experiences, activities, and acquaintances.  I usually don't have to look far for ideas because they seem to be looking for me, almost at a subconscious level.  Everything I do, and everywhere I go, ideas are floating around like dandelion spores just waiting to land.  When I find an idea, I approach the piece with very little expectations but only a mental framework of what needs to be seen or included.  The process I go through while working is very primal and spontaneous, and a relationship begins to develop between me and the image.  After I am finished with a piece the relationship is set on a course in which I no longer have control.  Sometimes I love them and sometimes I hate them.  But they always teach me something.

BIO

Titus Marques is a Portuguese American visual artist. He was born in Rockport, ME and grew up in various parts of Richmond, VA. In May of 2012 he received a B.S.Ed. from Longwood University where, while enrolled, began to study art independently.

After graduation Marques spent ten weeks in Europe connecting with his Portuguese heritage and visiting other countries. His intense love for creating only grew stronger after this experience which included everything from visiting museums to selling handmade items around the Rua Augusta Arch in the heart of Lisbon.

Upon returning to the United States, Marques gave up any ideas about a career in teaching and began to pursue art full-time.

Titus Marques currently lives and works in Richmond, VA.

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