Marc Handelman - Contemporary Artists

Plan for Victory

Plan for Victory The Saatchi Gallery
 

Marc Handelman

Plan for Victory

2005
oil on canvas

227.3 x 193cm

Adopting the languages and motifs of iconic images, Handelman’s paintings crop, manipulate and invert their sources to formulate abstracted and fragmented fields that resound with the uncanny. Through this re-ordering, Handelman forges parallels between media, kitsch and spirituality. Inspired by American Luminists such as Frederic Edwin Church and Fitz Hugh Lane, Handelman’s canvases incorporate light as a dramatic tool, simultaneously conjuring associations of grandeur, heraldry and divinity, while underscoring their representation as artificial constructions.
 
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