Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chris Marshall

I'm sorry for the hiatus! Things have been busy.

Marshall paints cool, atmospheric scenes that have the vague quality of childhood memories. Faces and gestures may drift into a blur with backgrounds. Careful elision accentuates an intense nostalgic affect, a sensation of significance without articulable meaning. He uses thin, evidential layers of an earthy, primarily opaque, palette influenced by Odd Nerdrum, with whom he has studied. He recently spent a summer in Leipzig and had an exhibition in Ireland.

All oils on linen, 2008, dimensions not precisely known but around 30"x30":

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