Marcus Harvey | the artist

The artist Marcus Harvey
Born 1963, Leeds, England.
Lives and works in London, .

Style and technique of the artist: Painting,

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Artist's work and biography

Marcus Harvey’s large, brightly-coloured canvases, made active by broad sweeps of impasto paint, literally bear the mark of his hand. The impressions made in the thick surface of the paint scrape through the layers of colour and smear the different hues to create a highly agitated surface. Harvey’s paintings reference Action painting, the post-war movement that placed great importance on the traces of the artist’s physical presence in bringing the work into being...