Homecoming
350€

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Size: 40 cm x 40 cm
Signed: Yes
Framed: No
Edition of: 30
Numbered: yes
Marc Burckhardt’s paintings use folklore and historical symbols to engage in a dialogue about the myths we create for ourselves, and the power they have to shape our understanding. These images deal with both personal and societal themes, and beckon the viewer to see our world through the diverse lens of the creatures that live amongst us—in the air, in the trees, on the water around us.

Marc Burckhardt

At first glance, Marc Burckhardt's paintings are reminiscent of the Old Masters of the Flemish Renaissance. And Burckhardt actually uses those historical symbols, but consciously interweaves them with contemporary themes. His art is influenced by painters such as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach and Diego Rivera, but at the same time contains influences from comic artists such as Robert Crumb and Gilbert Shelton. Burckhardt uses a mixture of oils and acrylics for his paintings, often working on wood panel. He understands his mythological imagery as a kind of visual, collective memory: every image is based on symbolic cultural roots that Burckhardt brings to life in his paintings in a very contemporary manner. Burckhardt (born 1962) is an American visual artist and illustrator. The artist's work is featured in numerous private collections, including Ralph Lauren, Oprah Winfrey, Jann Wenner, Patricia Arquette and the estate of Johnny Cash. No less prominent are its current venues: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Art Institute of Boston, Art Basel (Miami and Basel), SCOPE (New York), The Martin Museum of Art (Texas), The Lisle Station Museum (Chicago ), Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami), Marder Gallery (Bridgehampton), Bash Contemporary (San Francisco) etc. Text: Helene Osbahr
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