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The Hyper-Realistic Paintings of Marc Dennis

Marc Dennis is an American artist known for his hyper-realistic paintings that celebrate the subversive potential of beauty and identity and explore the charged subjects of love, loss and sensuality. Interested in transformative possibilities Dennis merges various movements throughout the western art historical canon, with modern tropes in order to create fresh paintings rich with hype and narrative where elements of the Renaissance, Pre-Raphaelites, Grimm's Fairy Tales and Walt Disney’s magical universe intersect. The real and staged figures, flowers, and forest dwelling creatures in Dennis’ paintings are beautiful, powerful, wicked and wondrous that open a window into the contradictions and complexities of abundance and isolation, strength and weakness, and love and death.


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