Marc KNOWLES

Marc Knowles paints a world that combines abstraction with fantasy landscapes: spaces that are simultaneously retro-futuristic, psychedelic, and personal. In his universe, pieces of natural and artificial structures (stalagmites, geodes, pyramids, and buildings) are painted in a way that resembles old computer graphics. These geometric structures appear in environments dripping with colours: spaces challenging the relation between solid and liquid matter in contemporary painting.

Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Marc Knowles now lives and works in Montreal since 2003. He obtained a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Concordia University, Montreal (2008), as well as a Master of Visual Arts at Halifax University (2016). His artworks have been presented in many solo and group exhibitions, notably for the Contemporary Art Fair of Saint-Lambert (2019) and the 2015-2016 edition of “Fresh Paint/ New Construction” group exhibtionat the Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal. Marc Knowles has also curated a group exhibition titled “Rarities”at the Studio Cache, Montreal, 2021. This exhibition united the works of four upcoming Canadian contemporary painters. Since 2015, his artworks are part of the collections of the City of Ottawa and Senvest Capital.

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Spring Gateway, 2021

Spring Gateway, 2021

Acrylique, peinture latex et bombe aérosol sur bois, 46 x 46 cm

Tropical Venom, 2020

Tropical Venom, 2020

Acrylique, peinture latex et bombe aérosol sur bois, 30 x 30 cm

Isolation and romanticism, 2011

Isolation and romanticism, 2011

Acrylique, encre et peinture latex sur bois, 91 x 122 cm

Crystallized Memories, 2018

Crystallized Memories, 2018

Acrylique, peinture latex et bombe aérosol sur bois, 122 x 122 cm

Swamp Jewel, 2014

Swamp Jewel, 2014

Acrylique et peinture latex sur bois, 66,5 x 66,5 cm