Stoneware, 25.5 x 23cm
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Marcus Harvey makes highly worked figurative paintings and sculptures. He seeks out imagery that is emblematic of a brutish but proud Britishness. Often his imagery is problematic or controversial.
Recently, Harvey has started to work extensively with ceramics forging motifs and emblems of Britishness into collaged portraits of historical figures or foes from history, from Nelson to Margaret Thatcher and from Napoleon to Tony Blair. The result is tough but humorous sculpture, unapologetic and brash, political yet ambiguous, considered and painterly.
Harvey was born in Leeds in 1963. He currently lives and works in London. Exhibitions include solo shows at Jerwood – Hastings, Vigo – London, White Cube – London, Mary Boone – New York and Gallery Marabini – Milan. He has featured in iconographic exhibitions such as Some Went Mad and Some Ran Away at the Serpentine – london, Sensation at The Royal Academy and You Dig The Tunnel I’ll Hide The Soil at White Cube.