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Trapping the Light
Marc Knowles
Trapping the Light
acrylic, latex and ink on wood
60”x 30”
2015
 
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Marc Knowles (b. Ottawa, 1982) is a Montreal based painter. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Concordia University (2008) and a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax (2016). In his latest series, Marc Knowles continues to investigate the physical properties – and possibilities – of paint by pouring and mixing large quantities of acrylic and ink in an intuitive yet strategic manner. The fluid colours intermingle and coagulate into semi-abstract forms referencing natural structures, 1970S science-fiction imagery, and psychedelia. His recent paintings focus on starry and geological patterns to present a moody celestial dimension. Through its lyrical qualities and suggestions of escapism, the work reflects themes of contemporary romanticism, acting as habitat for introspection, affective intensity, and passion.