Onessimo Fine Art
 

Marcus Bickler

Biography

Artist Statement:

The work expresses a moment’s sentiment rather than its visual component, breaking down the optic memory thus perceiving it as a sensation or feeling. If you think back to a memory, distant or present, the visual details tend to fade away, however the feeling never ceases to exist- it’s the impression that will forever remain present. That is the quintessential moment I strive to emote within the work.

“I think of my work as an everlasting novel, with the first page filled and every other blank, patiently waiting for the viewer to complete the story.” Thus, Marcus, painter and sculptor, explained the importance of the viewer’s interaction with his work and why they play a crucial role in its discovery, as explained to Parkland Life Magazine in March 2005. Marcus was born in 1981, in South Florida, where he spent his early days determined to become the artist he was meant to be. He left the warmth of Florida and continued his artistic endeavors at the Maryland Institute College of Art where his artistic vision solidified. In addition to his time spent in Baltimore, the artist traveled to the Middle East as well as Western and Eastern Europe, predominately honing his skills as many have before him in the South of France. Living in Aix-en-Provence, in the foothills of Cezanne’s picturesque mountain; Marcus followed in the tradition of his predecessors. Because the artist’s inspiration comes from his surroundings and more importantly his dreams and memories, traveling has become an important role in the artist’s conception of new work. In many ways the work can be seen as a living journal. Presently residing in South Florida, the artist has received much acclaim for this new vision in the art world.

Education:

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; Bachelor of Fine Art, Magna Cum Laude, 2004 Center For Art & Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France; 2003

Exhibitions:

Coral Springs Artist Guild Juried Exhibition; Coral Springs,Museum of Art, 2005
Commencement Thesis Exhibition; Brown Center Gallery, MICA 2004 2003
Exposition; Centre Pour l’Art et la Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2003
Dreamscapes, One Man Show, Student Space Exhibition; Center Café, MICA 2002
Juried Undergraduate Exhibition; The Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA 2001
The Foundations Exhibition; The Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA 2001
The Salon de Refuses; The Broward Art Guild, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1997

Collections:

The A. Squires Private Collection, Baltimore, MD, USA
The Eisner Private Collection, Boca Raton, FL, USA
The Ellerin Private Collection, Boca Raton, FL, USA
The Evers Private Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Lee Private Collection, Parkland, FL, USA
The Rose Goodman Private Collection, Baltimore, MD, USA
The Rosenthal Private Collection, Parkland, FL, USA
Temple Beth Orr, permanent installation, Coral Springs, FL, USA
Florida International University, Holocaust Documentation and Education Center Art Collection, Miami, FL, USA
The Center for Art and Culture Permanent Alumni Collection, Aix-en-Provence, France

Critical Review:

He’s an absolute genius. One day, [...] he’s going to be very famous.”-Charles Ellerin, art collector, philanthropist Sun Sentinel; Creating the World Over Again; October 27, 2003 “It seems to me that you have already achieved a good deal of recognition... and early on in your career. [...] You have already achieved a great deal in your career with awards, recognition, accolades and sales.”- David Moss, internationally acclaimed artistfrom a letter written to the artist; October 11, 2005

 

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