Marc Standing

London, UK

Born in Zimbabwe and now based in London, Standing's iconic and haunting paintings have developed along a complex path of progression. Driven by an innate compulsion to paint, Standing explores tension felt by a personal search for identity, embodied by complexities felt by a mass consciousness - one which has been left with toxic traces of colonialism.

For this is what packs such a punch in Standing's work - the other - worldly layering of textures and imagery which evoke a surreal clarity in the viewer. Standing's recent eerie yet peaceful paintings use a palette and compositional platform, mixed with sinister imagery, to explore the tensions felt between light and dark; comfort and discomfort; a sense of belonging and a sense of void.


Genesis
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Flourish
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Synthesis
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Entanglements
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The Floating Sea
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Sprout
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Flowerings
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Eternal Paradise
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The Island
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The Deep
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Immersion
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The Phosphorescence
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Bliss
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Utopia
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Lost Horizons
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Marineology
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Cosmology
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Chasms
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Homegrown Love
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Inception
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The Reptilians
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Island Sea
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Pulsating Magic
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Ambushed Haven
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BORN

1976 in Harare, Zimbabwe

EDUCATION

1999
BFA Honors Degree, University of Cape Town, South Africa

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
The Oracles, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
The Eternal Return, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2015
The Shadow Men, King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2014
Mystic Bodies, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2013
Lost Wonders, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
The Phosphorecence, King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The Duchess Of Avon, Trink Tank Tank, Melbourne, Australia

2011
Waking Me Forever, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2009
Terra Australis Incognita, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The Unknown Land of the South’, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2008
Teraphim, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The Playground, South Coast Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2007
New Painting, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2006
Waking Dreams; An Australian Portrait, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa, Queensland, Australia

2004
The Human Wreckage, Gallery Wawana, Maastricht, Holland

2003
Metamorphia, Gallery Wawana, Maastricht, Holland

2002
A Post Apocalyptic Independence, Gallery Wawana, Maastricht, Holland

2001
Psychosis, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
4²+1, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai

2018
Growth, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai
Paint the Web Pink, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai

2017
New Space Grand Opening Exhibition, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai
New Space Soft Opening Exhibition, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai
10 Years of Love, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China

2016
Fireflowers, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China
Lost Opportunities, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China
Teleportation, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China

2014
Dreaming In Colour, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Museum of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, NAS, Sydney, Australia
Signal 8, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
Art Athina, Anna Pappas Gallery, Athens, Greece
Sovereign Asian Art Prize Exhibition, Rotunda Exchange Square, Hong Kong
Operation Smile Fundraiser Auction, Mandarin Oriental, The Space, Hong Kong

2013
Asia Arts Fundraiser Auction, Christie’s, Hong Kong
Works On Paper, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.
Farewell 2013, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Signal 8 : Summer Show, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
Art Athina, Anna Pappas Gallery, Athens, Greece
Sovereign Asian Art Prize Exhibition, Espace Louis Vuitton, Singapore. Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
Project 13, Jamais Vu, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Wonder Works, The Space, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
Looking Forward, King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Project30, The Sex Issue, online, www.project30.com

2012
Operation Smile Fundraiser Auction, The Space, Hong Kong
Signal 8: STORM, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
A Verdant Heart, King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Five Bells, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Work on Paper, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, USA
International Painting NYC, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, USA
The Sketch Book Project: The Limited Edition, Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Lightbombs Pop Up Exhibition, Art East Island, HK12, Hong Kong
Clayton UTZ Art Award, Finalist, Brisbane, Australia
John Fries Memorial Art Prize, Finalist, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Wilson Visual Arts Award, Finalist, Trinity College, Lismore, NSW, Australia
Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, Finalist, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Urban Creatures : Toyota Emerging Art Award, Finalist, Toyota Emerging Art Exhibition, Port Melbourne, Australia.
Year In Review, Top 100 Finalist, Artists Wanted, online

2011
Body Language, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia
LA Art Show, Skotia Gallery, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA
Vista Wellington Art Fair, South Coast Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
Art Takes Miami, Top 100 finalist, Artists Wanted, online.

2010
Snowballs and Disco, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong

2009
On Paper, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
City of Whyalla Art Prize, Finalist, Whyalla, South Australia
Banyule City Council Works on Paper Award, Finalist, Bayule City Council, Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Australia
Hazelhurst Art Award, Finalist, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Hazelhurst, NSW, Australia
Calleen Art Award, Finalist, Cowra Regional Gallery, Cowra, NSW, Australia
Off The Wall, Art Melbourne 09, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia

2008
Melbourne Art Fair, Brenda May Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia
Memento Mori, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Narrative, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Birthday Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Shelf Life, Delmar Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2007
I’m as Mad as Hell, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Fishers Ghost Art Award, Finalist, Campelltown Arts Center, Campelltown, NSW, Australia
Blake Prize for Religious Art, Finalist, National Art School, Sydney, Australia.
Mosman Art Prize, Finalist ,Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Art Melbourne 07, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia

2006
New Breed, Global Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Churchie Emerging Art Award, Finalist , Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Regional Art Awards, Finalist , Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa
Raw Space Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2003
Zimbabwe Now, The Royal Academy, The Hague, Holland
Artists for Zimbabwe, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London, UK

2002
Business As Usual, Harare International Arts Festival [HIFA], National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe

2001
Mobil Heritage Exhibition, National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe

2000
Ikons, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
Works on Paper, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

IMPORTANT COLLECTIONS

The Groucho Club, London, UK
Artbank, Australia
Private collections worldwide