Marcus Clarke

Transmedia artist
(210) 860-0992marcus@delmar.workdelmar.work
Marcus Clarke

Marcus

Clarke

Empty (Luke 24) - "Why Do You Look For The Living Among The Dead?"

2020, LED Panel, wood arch, chain, 126 x 67.5 x 36.75 in

$
1100

Marcus

Clarke

Saltwater, 5AM

2020, Gesso, cyanotype, spray paint, acrylic, surf wax, salt, graphite, and acetone on birchwood panel, 3 x 5 x 2 ft

$
995

Marcus

Clarke

Saltwater, 7AM

2020, Gesso, cyanotype, spray paint, gouache, glass bead, surf wax, and acetone on birchwood panel, 36 x 60 x 2 in

$
995

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Clarke

Untitled

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Clarke

Cairn

2020, Quartz, limestone, voice-activated LED lights, 38 x 36 x 30 in

$
850

Marcus

Clarke

Drowning (Matthew 14:24-30 MSG)

2020, Video projection on frosted plexiglass with full-spectrum lighting, cedar, plastic sheeting, 9.33 x 18 ft

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Marcus Clarke

Two Tides Torn
Nov 14 - 22
5:00 - 10:00 PM

8300 Mimi Ln

Marcus Clarke

About the Artist

Marcus Clarke is a transmedia artist who is fixated on creating a sense of wonder through unexpected mediums such as minerals, cyanotype, and construction materials integrated with new media like LED panels, projection mapping, and augmented reality. His faith (and doubts within that faith) drives his practice, revolving around the pursuit of life to the full in mind, body, and spirit. Marcus was raised in Boerne, TX and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019. He moved to Austin quickly thereafter, and exhibited his first solo exhibition, "Zion's Window", in February at Vesper Gallery.

Artist Statement

My current body of work, "Two Tides Torn", revolves around themes of redemption through the narrative timeline of the ocean at sunrise. Deep, dark waters symbolize loss, grief, despair, hopelessness, and death, while bright, reflective waters represent hope, resilience, restoration, and life. Through these five works, the viewer has the opportunity to sit with loss, grief, and despair on one end, and experience hope, life, and joy on the other end, and know that both experiences are part of the same "waters".

Through all the elements of this show, the light becomes the variable that makes water either refreshing or threatening. Not only is that displayed literally through the lighting and LED elements, but figuratively through the medium of cyanotype, a photosensitive chemical that turns a rich indigo blue when exposed to light (used in the painting and imitated in the video installation).

"Two Tides Torn" is birthed out of the grief that 2020 has caused us collectively, but also pushes forward in the hope to come. I believe that to have real and lasting joy, hope, and vibrant living, you need to experience pain and loss as well. Throughout the making process, I kept being reminded of this quote by Jon Foreman - "The shadow proves the sunshine."