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Calvin Marcus

Born in 1988, San Francisco, United States

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States

Overview

When people describe his paintings as “absurd”, Calvin Marcus notes that such description is produced out of the feeling that “there shouldn’t be paintings like his”. A floating coca-cola next to an elephant, gigantic nipple on a grass, a naked woman-mountain and cows stretching over the horizon, Marcus’s large paintings are extremely bold in both colour and depiction. The artist is interested in confrontation, with his audience, with an artistic persona, as well as logical parameters of paintin...Read more