Marcus Alcock

Oil | Photography | Pastel

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I’m an artist working mainly in oils, interested in the suggestive boundaries between abstraction and figuration – what might be termed ‘liminal’ spaces – with a movement towards minimalism. A sort of painterly response to the poet John Berryman’s credo: “Write as short as you can, in order, of what matters”. I’m also currently working on a series of paintings which explore the emotional resonances of various colourscapes. Artists that have influenced me in these respects – in no particular order – include Hodgkin, Mondrian, and Klein. I have started painting relatively late in life; for over twenty years I have also been an award-winning journalist specialising in the insurance and reinsurance markets.