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Marc Dennis  Artist, Professor, Curator, Instructor at The ASL, NYC and Father @darcmennis https://artgrindpodcast.com/ep-07-marc-dennis-the-darc-mennis/

Flashback Friday. #fbf One of my favorite paintings, “Life After," 2015, oil on linen, 52 x 40 inches. Found a home in Palm Beach. #private #collection #palmbeach #contemporaryart #art #painting #flowers #mickeymouse #life @roozmom 🖤 #roses #gallery #studio #museum #popculture #florida

Throwback Thursday. This painting, titled “Caravaggio’s Horse” measuring almost 7 feet across, is from 2003! It was damaged beyond repair in an accident not long agoin upstate New York. Long story. #shithappens With May being horse racing month and PBS having just aired a fascinating program called “Eqqus” on the history of the horse (I watched) I remembered this painting. This tiny low-rez jpg is all that’s left of it. #throwbackthursday #horse #stallion #thoroughbred #racing #upstateny #caravaggio #painting #contemporaryart #art #studio #newyork #killer #popculture #tbt #marcdennis #lakota #cheyenne #pineridge #horseback #blackbeauty

That time I met Hello Kitty! It was in 2014 during the opening at The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles for a large group exhibition of Hello Kitty art - paintings, sculptures, fashion, installation, toys, etc. #HelloKitty #HelloKittyJANM #art #museum #losangeles #japan #jpop #contemporaryart #marcdennis #california #popculture #collection #japanese #sanrio @sanrio

Two years ago today. This bad girl found a new home. Here she is in her close-up shot, forever looking over her shoulder. As to why. Well that’s left to the viewer’s imagination. I believe my paintings take on an alternate reality once completed - my breathing a kind of undead life into them as I paint; after all they are amalgamations of my own internalizations - Frankestein type creations - made with pieces from the past, present and future. #contemporaryart #art #paintings #marcdennis #flower #face #woman #flowerface #sexy #tattoos #inkedgirls #private #collection #greenwich #love #loss #lofe #death #mementomori #alternatereality #popculture #eyes #bigeyes #lips #detail #closeup

Remember this? “When a painting doesn’t work. Cut it. Up.” My assistant notified me this weekend that the cut flowers were mailed to all those who requested them. If you requested one via email and don’t recieve it please email me and let me know. My email is marc@marcdennis.com #cutflowers #contemporaryart #painting #destroyed #cut #flowers #art #bouquet #nowwhat #monday #noworries #hitthefloor #brooklyn #dumbo #marcdennis #studio

Flashback Friday. #fbf Just because. From last year. “Fuck You Love Me,” 2018, oil on linen, 34 x 48 inches. Inspired in part by an experience in my life when I was 14 1/2 years old I saw blood spatter from a man’s inner thigh, about an inch from his groin in what was lawfully deemed an act of self defense. I was the shooter. I was aiming for his nuts. Didn’t think this guy (who at the time had broken into the home I was at and threatened us) should ever be a father. This painting was included in my show “Paradise Lost” at Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas, TX. @crisworley #contemporaryart #painting #floral #flowers #bouquet #contemporaryrealism #forensics #blood #spatter #art #studio #gallery #crisworleyfinearts #marcdennis #death #life #love #loss #paradiselost #satan #dallas #texas #mementomori #whiteflowers #crimescene #selfdefense #dontmesswithme #beauty #livestrong

Throwback. Thursday. #tbt From 2016 here’s a beast titled, “Pa-Twaing,” 2016-2017, oil on linen, 71 x 54 inches. A throwback to 17th century floral motifs representing life, death, love and loss. Representing the gravitas of an unbalanced world and the brevity of an alternate reality. Metaphor for the times we live. Also summoning the powers to be of Looney Tunes Roadrunner cartoons. Think Wile E. Coyote and his tricks. #painting #contemporaryart #vibes #thursday #throwback #flowers #art #bouquet #epic #beauty #love #loss #power #pop #culture #world #marcdennis #metaphor #symbol #popculture #dallas #texas #crisworley @crisworley #gallery #studio #brooklyn

Here is another portrait commission from 2016. A portrait of The Lords, oil on linen, 34 x 40 inches. Two of the nicest, intensest (is that a word?), and wonderful people I know. I combined their heads with portraits from the 17th century by Frans Hals and Rubens. #contemporaryart #painting #portrait #marcdennis #art #lstudio #gallery #pop #dumbo #miamibeach #southbeach #aspen #love #beauty #face #woman #franshals #private #collection #popculture @karenlord2 #lord

This week four years ago I completed this painting! Wow. Yipes. It was in my Williamsburg studio. I titled it “Manet,” from 2014, oil on linen, 44 x 56 inches. Msnet’s small floral still-lifes were major inspiration for me and remains so. Look them up - they were gems of paintings. This painting is a contemporary riff on the 17th century Dutch florals - my flowers are alive, dying and dead. Nothing is to scale. Flowers on steroids. Flowers as metaphors. Love. Loss. Life. Death. #contemporaryart #painting #manet #marcdennis #art #oilpainting #madeintheusa #flowers #gothic #bouquet #sexy #studio #brooklyn #jerseycity #floral #garden #beautiful #life #death #wilting #mementomori #private #collection #pop #culture

About a year ago this time - I remember plants were flowering, Frieze and TEFAF art fairs were in town, I did an interview that was sort of a “tell all” conversation. Thank you Art Grind Podcast for a wild interview. It was intense and fun! We talked art, ideas, my juvie criminal past, fighting, eating bugs, family, love, faith, and growing up in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico. 😊👊Check it out. @artgrindpodcast Link to listen is in my bio. But you can copy and paste this too: http://artgrindpodcast.com/ep-07-marc-dennis-the-darc-mennis/ #marcdennis #contemporaryart #art #painting #podcast #listen #detail #culture #pop #history #story #nature #love #family #challenge #life

Flashback Friday. #fbf Here’s one of the silliest paintings - according to me, albeit rather profound - according to others, I’ve ever made. It’s called “Camera Obscura,” because it is about projection, image and clarity. Painted in 2013, oil on linen, and measuring 38 x 32 inches. Inspired by Frans Hals. Turns out Larry Gagosian owns this painting. It was gifted to him and it is installed in his California home. Interesting turn of events and consequences. #contemporaryart #art #painting #gagosian #gallery #skull #franshals #newyork #brooklyn #losangeles #oldmasters #malibu #westhollywood #private #collection #bedroom #marcdennis #gagosian #ahugfromtheartworld @jerrygogosian 🤪

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