Marcarson is an American painter, textile artist, and photographer whose works have been exhibited in both solo and group events in the United States. In addition, his art is featured in the Queens Museum's permanent collection. Social and cultural commentary are part of Marcarson's main themes and messages, which he classifies as 'avant-garde comedy'. He creates using oils, watercolors, and pigments on canvas and paper. In 2016, Marcarson opened NOT FOR THEM, an art house/concept gallery of his own works in NYC, right behind MoMA PS1, which quickly gained recognition among artists and collectors. Marcarson’s work has an avant garde comedy, tongue in cheek approach to exploring cultural references and self experiences. He has worked with countless brands, institutions and agencies; He collaborated with media outlets such as magazine HighSnobiety or Boiler Room; in 2019, Marc Jacobs commissioned his artwork & vision for their perfume "Daisy".
PRESS - “OUR WORLD LEADERS” a series by Artists Marcarson
“The series of paintings on reproductions of works taken from The Metropolitan Museum of New York, World Leaders, points to the outdated, ineffective, and often damaging perspectives that these men bring to their roles and rhetoric. This work recasts images of powerful white figures into roles that are entirely inappropriate for them and simultaneously roles that people like them often continue to occupy. The addition of a Du Rag points to the ways in which these men co-opt the culture in an attempt to show that they understand and that they are “cool” enough for us to trust them to have our interests at heart. It also points to ways in which elements of black culture are censured until white mainstream America claims these cultural elements it’s own and rips them from their roots. This kind of cultural appropriation is evident in music, fashion, art, and food. World Leaders attempt to turn that conversation on its head.
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Exhibitions + Projects
Arise 2017 - Group Show - Zaha Hadid Space - New York
This is America 2018 - Group Show - Sothebys Institute - New York
Post Pop 2018 - Group Show - Pop up space - New York
Alive With Pleasure 2019 - Solo Show - Parasol Projects - NY
Sex Lies and Cassette Tapes 2019 - Solo Show - Ilegal Mezcal Gallery - NY
Not For Them Gallery 2016 - 2018 - New York
Marc Jacobs Daisy Campaign 2019 - New York
Remy Martin 2017 art placement for event - New York
Boiler Room TV 2018 - Gallery Hosted Event - New York
Highsnobiety 2018 - Gallery hosted Event - New York