Piece description from the artist
We have built our civilization upon the remains of previous peoples', creating wonders out of dirt and dung, lifting human experience to new heights. Our culture is one of individuation, empowering and alienating all at once. This fragmentation through the capitalization of humans is a defining characteristic of our time, and is often critiqued through popular culture as much as it is celebrated. We must roll with it, creating new identities and pedagogues in order to thrive and survive in the constant shitstorm that is modernity. So slough off the old, recycle your past, and live long and prosper.
Marcis Curtis is an American artist living in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a B.A. in international relations from The Colorado College, and has received a powerful, yet informal, education in design and art-making through his friends and colleagues. He is interested in the dynamism that arises when art intersects with other practices. Marcis shoots photographic images, draws, paints, sculpts, and learns constantly. Currently, he is creating art that activates space and engages viewers, challenging them to stop, experience a moment of wonder, and ask questions.
Curtis, who has shown work nationally and sold internationally, was selected for the Dean's Award for Artistic Excellence at the University of Maine for his photography. He is inspired by artists such as "Andre Cartier-Bresson":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Cartier-Bresson, "Gerhard Richter":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_richter, "Alex Grey":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Grey, "Mars 1":http://mars-1.com/, "Jeff Soto":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Soto, and many others.
For Marcis, art-making is problem solving. Commissions are particularly enjoyable, giving him a new puzzle to work out.
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