Piece description from the artist
Music is perhaps one of the most universal forms of art. Sharing music and enjoying music together brings people from all backgrounds together to experience moments of transcendence. While the instrument always varies, our reactions and passions relating to music are something which knows no borders. The state of flow when composing music is one of riding the wave of the present moment, continually responding without analysis to what you are experiencing. The repetition of rhythm and syncopation of electronic music can induce trance-like states, transporting the listener to another plane of reality. I have tried to capture some element of that ecstatic state in this image.
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.