Marc Burckhardt, ‘Hypna’, 2015, The Norwood Club—Observations: A Digital Life
Marc Burckhardt, ‘Hypna’, 2015, The Norwood Club—Observations: A Digital Life

Marc Burckhardt is inspired by the fantastic, the historic, the frightening, the beautiful, the familiar and the grotesque. He uses the Western visual language which has its roots in religious imagery but came to full fruition in Dutch secular painting. That work was about aggrandizing the material: landscapes, still-lifes, portraits, and animals. Although much of Marc’s work is very personal in nature, he applies the symbols and forms behind those historical genres to question what we value, and how we interpret the visual iconography we’ve inherited from the European tradition. By combining historical form and the allegory with the surprise of the surreal, he hopes that viewers begin to ask themselves why we so readily accept stories art history tells us, and to look beyond the form to the content.—Courtesy of Foster Art Advising

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About Marc Burckhardt

German-American, b. 1962, Germany, based in Texas