Marc Dennis is an American artist known for his hyper-realistic paintings that celebrate the subversive potential of beauty and explore the charged subjects of identity, pleasure and decadence. Interested in transformative possibilities Dennis merges various movements throughout the western art historical canon with modern tropes in order to create clever, provocative and symbolic contemporary paintings that play on our psychological, cultural and spiritual relationships.
Influenced by Southern European figurative masters such as Caravaggio, Velasquez, and Manet, and Northern European still-life masters, such as Ambrosius Bosschaert, Jan Davidsz de Heem, and Rachel Ruysch, Dennis introduces us to an alternate reality rich with hype, narrative and humor where art, history, nature and pop culture intersect.
Marc Dennis’ paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the United States and worldwide and are in numerous high profile private and public collections. He received his BFA from The Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his MFA from The University of Texas at Austin. Born in 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts, Marc currently lives and works with his wife and two young children in Brooklyn, NY.
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