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Marc Standing

Marc Standing was born in 1976, in Harare, Zimbabwe and spent his formative years in Africa, obtaining his Fine Arts Honors Degree in painting from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He has spent the last six years between Australia and Hong Kong and is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne; The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong; King Street Gallery, Sydney; and Art Labor, Shanghai.

Standing's iconic and haunting paintings have developed along a complex path of progression. Driven by an innate compulsion to paint, his practice explores tensions felt by a personal search for identity, embodied by complexities felt by a mass consciousness - one that has been left with toxic traces of colonialism.

The otherworldly layering of textures and imagery evoke a surreal clarity in the viewer. His palette and compositional platform, mixed with eerie imagery, explore the tensions felt between light and dark; comfort and discomfort; a sense of belonging and a sense of void.

His works have been shown internationally and have been included in prominent Australian art prizes, as well as, a commission work for The Groucho Club in London, a nominee for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, and acquired by Artbank in Australia. 

Exhibitions (click for more)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
- 2016, 'The Oracles', Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
- 2016, 'The Eternal Return', The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.
- 2015, 'The Shadow Men', King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
- 2014, 'The Mystics', The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.
- 2013, 'The Phosphorescence', King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
- 2013, 'The Duchess of Avon', Trink Tank Tank, Melbourne, Australia.
- 2013, 'Lost Wonders', Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne,Australia.
- 2011, 'Waking Me Forever', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
- 2009, 'Terra Australis Incognita', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
- 2009, 'The Unknown Land of the South', Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne.
- 2008, 'Teraphim', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
- 2008, 'The Playground', South Coast Gallery, Wellington, NZ.
- 2007, 'New Painting', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
- 2006, 'Waking Dreams; An Australian Portrait', Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD.
- 2004, 'The Human Wreckage', Gallery Wawana, Maastricht, Holland.
- 2002, 'A Post Apocalyptic Independence', Gallery Wawana, Maastricht, Holland.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
- 2016, 'Fireflowers', Art Labor, Shanghai
- 2016, 'Teleportation', Art Labor, Shanghai.
- 2016, Art Central Hong Kong, Anita Beckers Gallery, Frankfurt.
- 2015, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Glennfiddich Stand, Sydney, Australia.
- 2015, 'New York Now' 15, New York, USA
- 2015, Art Index Fair, Fitch Art Alliance, Mumbai, India.
- 2015, 'Think Pink Auction for Breast Cancer Awareness', Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.
- 2015, 'Signal 8', The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.
- 2014, 'Human Rights Art Prize', Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong.
- 2014, Art Taipei, The Cat Street Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.
- 2014, 'Platform for Emerging Artists', Leyden Gallery, London.
- 2014, 'Dreaming in Colour',Art Labor, Shanghai, China.
- 2014, 'Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize', Museum of South Australia, Adelaide.
- 2014, 'Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize', National Art School, Sydney, Australia.
- 2014, 'Signal 8', The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.
- 2014, 'Op Smile Fundraiser Auction',The Space, Hong Kong.
- 2014, 'Art Athina', Anna Pappas Gallery, Athens, Greece.
- 2014, 'Affordable Art Fair',The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.
- 2013, ‘Asia Arts Fundraiser Auction’, Christie’s, Hong Kong.
- 2013, 'Clayton Utz Art Award', Clayton Utz, Brisbane, Australia.
- 2013, 'Signal 8', Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.
- 2013, Art Athina, Anna Pappas Gallery, Athens, Greece.
- 2013, 'Wonder Works', The Space, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.
- 2013, 'Soveverign Asian Art Prize', Finalist, Singapore and Hong Kong.
- 2013, 'Sovereign Asian Art Prize', Espace Louis Vuitton, Singapore.
- 2013, 'Affordable Art Fair', Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.
- 2013, 'Project 13, Jamais Vu', Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
- 2013, 'Looking Forward', King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
- 2013, 'The Sex Issue', Project30, www.project30.com
- 2012, 'A Verdant Heart', King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
- 2012, 'Signal 8:STORM', Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.
- 2012, 'Work on Paper', Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, United States.
- 2012, 'Lightbombs Pop Up Exhibition', Art East Island, Hong Kong.
- 2012, 'International Painting NYC', Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, United States.
- 2012, 'Five Bells', Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
- 2012, 'Clayton UTZ Art Award', Finalist, Brisbane, Australia.
- 2012, 'John Fries Memorial Art Prize', Finalist, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
- 2012, 'Wilson Visual Arts Award', Finalist, Lismore, NSW, Australia.
- 2012, 'Lethbridge Art Award', Finalist, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
- 2012, 'Urban Creatures', Finalist, Toyota Emerging Art Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.
- 2012, 'Year in Review', Finalist, online.
- 2011, 'Body Language', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
- 2011, 'LA Art Show', Skotia Gallery, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, United States.
- 2011, 'Vista Wellington Art Fair', South Coast Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand.
- 2011, 'Art Takes Miami', Finalist, online.
- 2010, 'Snowballs & Disco', Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong.
- 2009, 'On Paper', Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne.
- 2009, 'City of Whyalla Art Prize', Finalist, Whyalla, SA.
- 2009, 'Banyule City Works on Paper Award', Finalist, Ivanhoe, Melbourne.
- 2009, 'Off the Wall', Art Melbourne 09, Melbourne.
- 2009, 'Hazelhurst Work on Paper Art Award', Finalist, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.
- 2009, 'Callen Art Award', Finalist, Cowra Regional Gallery, Cowra.
- 2008, 'Melbourne Art Fair', Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
- 2008, 'Memento Mori', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
- 2008, 'Narrative', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
- 2008, 'Birthday Show', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
- 2008, 'Shelf Life', Delmar Gallery, Sydney.
- 2008, Touring Blake Prize for Religious Art.
- 2007, 'I'm as Mad as Hell', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
- 2007, 'Art Melbourne 07', Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
- 2007, 'Fishers Ghost Art Award', Finalist, Campeltown, NSW.
- 2007, 'Blake Prize for Religious Art', Finalist, NAS, Sydney.
- 2007, 'Mosman Art Prize', Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney.
- 2006, 'New Breed', Global Gallery, Sydney.
- 2006, 'Churchie Emerging Art Award', Brisbane, Queensland.
- 2006, 'Regional Art Awards', Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa. Raw Space Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland.
- 2003, 'Artists for Zimabwe', Gallery 27, Cork St, London.
- 2003'Zimbabwe Now', The Royal Academy, The Hague, Holland.
 

EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK BY MARC STANDING:

The Wildlings
5,900.00
 
 
The Gatherers
4,150.00
The Rainmen
5,900.00