No Need Here

Artist: Calvin Marcus
painting | Watercolor and vinyl paint on linen | 2000x2580mm | 2018

The paintings in a new body of work by Calvin Marcus are diverse in their subject matter, but linked to each other formally and through their playful, exploratory sensibility. In works that often confront their audience with bold colors and dark humor, Marcus plays with viewers’ expectations, throwing their perceptions into question. At the same time, the paintings are direct in their approach. “The work has no tricks,” the artist has explained, “it is as people see it and that’s fine.” (Image courtesy the artist; Clearing, New York and Brussels; and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles )


Whitney Biennial 2019 | 2019.05.17 - 2019.09.22 | Whitney Museum of American Art(New York City, NY, United States)