Marcus Alexander's paintings draw on myth and personal history to create an allegorical, fanstastic narrative. These paintings are populated by distinctive characters who create shared stories, resonating both both within and between the images themselves.
These paintings are rich with a satire that overcomes any initial sense of darkness, bringing a lively, playful edge to their complex stories.
Marcus works primarily in acrylics, building up images through layering and filtering of colour and texture, to render a deep and complex patina. In some works, artefacts and found images are buried within and beneath the paint - not always visible, but providing an undertone of history below the work.