Payzant Untitled, 2012, 52" x 58", Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Fouladi Projects is pleased to present a new body of work by American painter Marcus Payzant. His
work is composed of an artfully choreographed
mix of abstract shapes, painterly brush strokes and sensitively rendered imagery.The disparate styles co-mingle curiously, prompting a shift in
perception, and provoke commentary about what might be otherwise
overlooked. Payzant’s work also explores his intrigue with animism, the
belief that a spiritual essence emanates from all
things, both inanimate and living. Detritus, carcasses, rocks, etc.
become "relics" worthy of contemplation, and
through his process of recontextualizingthese objects
upon the canvas, they take on new meaning. His
depiction of entropy within nature reminds the viewer of both the beauty
and inevitability of decay. By blurring the lines between what is
familiar and what is unexpected, his paintings
resonate a transcendent quality, inviting us on a visual journey
connecting the past, the present and the future.
Payzant recently received his masters in fine art from UT Austin, where he currently lives and works.
1803 Market Street between Octavia and Guerrero, SF 94103