London Artist (David), 2013
Oil on canvas
Original size: 16 x 12 in
Photographer: Enzo Marra
Enzo Marra’s creative practice is concerned with the exploration and pictorial analysis of the art world via oil, ink and graphite applications over canvas, paper supports and wooden board. He has been exploring the settings of the studio, the gallery, the auction house and how the art world is seen both from the perspective of the insider and that of those on the periphery. The use of texture is of great importance in his practice as he feel that it gives oil paints an added dimension, and the brush used a necessary dominance in the final image created. The dragging away and building up of pigment are as relevant in the final image as the tonality and colour balance that they are used to express.
His works have been selected for the Threadneedle Prize in 2010, 2012 and 2013, Gfest in 2010, Charlie Smith Anthology in 2011, and the Open West at Gloucester Cathedral and the John Moores Painting Prize in 2012. He has also recently been included on the shortlist for the 100 Painters of Tomorrow and selected for the Crash Open Salon 2013 at the Charlie Dutton Gallery.