Marc Standing Featured in Made In Shoreditch

"Launching on 24 June, The Whispering Tongues is the latest show to be held at Grove Square Galleries in London, presenting a new body of work by Zimbabwean artist Marc Standing."

Launching on 24 June, The Whispering Tongues is the latest show to be held at Grove Square Galleries in London, presenting a new body of work by Zimbabwean artist Marc Standing.

 

Born and raised in Harare, and now based in London, the works in this exhibition were created when Standing returned to his native continent earlier this year. After a decade away from Africa, he spent time in Rwanda and Kenya earlier this year, and this homecoming resulted in a transformational experience as reflected in this rich and eye-catching series of mixed media paintings.

 

Standing is painter whose work straddles abstraction, surrealism, figuration and collage – among many other genres that make his style difficult to pin down. Trained in Fine Arts the University of Cape Town, his work is inspired by his complex emotional and life experiences, with his trajectory as an artist underpinned by his personal search for identity. Organic and anthropological in feel, his work is thematically – and variously – inspired by the natural world, science and biology. The result is a body of work that engages with our humanity, of what we are, and what it means to be alive.

 

The Whispering Tongues by Marc Standing – Grove Square Galleries, London - MiS Magazine | Daily exploration of Creativity & Innovation (madeinshoreditch.co.uk)

August 23, 2021