Marc Dennis is a hyper-realistic painter who deals with themes of beauty and pleasure, using nature as an allegory for human relationships. Dennis is a keen observer of the minute world of insects and flowers, and depicts the interdependence of living things through precise and thoughtful compositions. He also depicts iconic images of contemporary culture in surprising and thoughtful new ways. Dennis received a M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and today he lives and works between Brooklyn and Ithaca, NY. Dennis is represented by Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York City.
The Exuberant Garden is at once beautiful and subversive. As the title implies, the garden abounds with life, all documented in great detail. Through careful composition and realistic rendering of space, Dennis sets up a tension that undermines the beauty of this natural scene.
The Happy Life deals with themes of marriage, relationships, and family. The blooming white flowers reveal both the delicate beauty and the ephemeral nature of life.
Musk of the Rose Blown is about the intimate relationships that abound amidst the natural world,” says Dennis. He was inspired by his walks through the forest and found the title in a poem by Alfred Tennyson.
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