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'SAVAGE' Marcus Boelen

February 7, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION : 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In Marcus Boelen's second solo show with the gallery, the artist will present seven new paintings made with his signature energy and 'savage' gusto.

While each painting draws inspiration from the landscape, they are stripped of the reference due to their synthetic, almost plastic colour palette. Marcus strikes each painting in an improvised frenzy of mark making, fusing drawing with painting in a manner that is both aggressive and sensitive.
Boelen pounds the canvas with his materials, re-working the surface and composition in response to each creative decision. Assertive yet resigned, each painting exposes a truth about process, invention and the relationship between intention and chance.