Artist prodominently working with smoke grenades and other pyrotechnics to address ‘creation via destruction’.
Recent events include exhibiting at the Saatchi Gallery in London and Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong.
(Last solo exhibition, listed as a Top 5 to see in London)
‘’Drawing the female form with my signature medium, the smoke grenade holds context relevent to my own experiences and relationships;
In the beginning there is a spark once the grenade has been ignited and ‘pulled’. What follows is an outburst of intensity in the form bright colour (honeymoon period) where two people intimately learn about each other. The smoke grenade continues to be bright and emit plumes of pigment for a certain amount of time before eventually calming down, where it slowly mellows out and the intensity is no more. Eventually what’s left behind is a mark on the canvass of a hazy memory of what once used to be.’’
Marcus also puts on live performances of his work. The process of the creation (or destruction) of his work is just as much 'art' as the final outcome itself. Both are beautiful and as important as each other.