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Marc Standing

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20140611234811-the_awakening_low_res
The Awakening, 2014 Oil On Canvas 100 X 100 Cm © artist
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The Mould, 2014 Oil On Canvas 60 X 60 Cm © artist
20140611234805-the_reptilians_low_res
The Reptilians, 2014 Oil On Canvas 100 X 100cm © artist
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Ambushed Haven, 2014 Oil On Canvas 100 X 100cm © artist
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The Fractured Colony, 2014 Oil On Canvas 100 X 100 Cm © artist
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The Island, 2013 Oil On Canvas 60 X 60cm © artist
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Pulsating Magic, 2013 Oil On Canvas 100 X 100 Cm © artist
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The Wonderment, 2013 Oil On Canvas 100 X 100 Cm © artist
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Natural Wonder, 2012 Oil On Canvas 100 X 100cm © Marc Standing
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Provenance, 2012 Oil On Canvas 100 X 100 Cm
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Spellbound, 2012 Oil On Canvas 100 X 100 Cm © Marc Standing
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The Lost Tomorrow, 2011 Oil On Canvas 100cm X 100cm © Marc Standing
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I Come To You In Dreams, 2011 Oil On Canvas 100cm X 100cm
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The Whole Of Me, 2011 Oil On Canvas 100cm X 100cm
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The Flycatchers, 2011 Oil On Canvas 100cm X 100cm
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Forever Sweet, 2011 Oil On Canvas 100cm X 100cm
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Perpetual Paradise, 2011 Oil On Canvas 100cm X 100cm
20120123033009-what-dreams-may-come_web
What Dreams May Come, 2011 Oil On Canvas 152cm X 122cm
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Flycatcher 2, 2011 Oil On Canvas 30cm X 30cm
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Zimbabwe
Birth year
1976
Lives in
Hong Kong/ Australia
Works in
Hong Kong/ Australia
Tags
figurative
Statement

Born in Zimbabwe, based in Sydney and now more recently in Hong Kong, Standing's iconic and haunting paintings have developed along a complex path of progression. Driven by an innate compulsion to paint, Standing explores tension felt by a personal search for identity, embodied by complexities felt by a mass consciousness - one which has been left with toxic traces of colonialism.

For this is what packs such a punch in Standing's work - the other -worldly layering of textures and imagery which evoke a surreal clarity in the viewer. Standing's recent eerie yet peaceful paintings use a palette and compositional platform, mixed with sinister imagery, to explore the tensions felt between light and dark; comfort and discomfort; a sense of belonging and a sense of void.

His works have been shown extensively throughout Australia and have also been included in prominent Australian art prizes, as well as a commission work for The Groucho Club in London, a nominee for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, and acquired by Artbank in Australia. His work has also been exhibited in New York, London, Holland, Hong Kong, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

 

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