90s abstract artwork by Marcus van Soest
Marcus van Soest was born in 1965 in The Hague, followed a year of training at the K.A.B.K in The Hague (graphic design) and did not find the freedom he was looking for. He did not finish the training and he further trained himself in “Free Painting” (self-taught artist). Marcus moves between figuration and abstraction in his work. His hefty, extremely colorful works are absurd, whimsical and humorous in nature and testify to an imaginative spirit. Marcus mainly makes figurative, colorful, humorous, bizarre and alienating acrylic paintings in which madness is central: “l’Art de la Folie” His work is very recognizable and can certainly be called authentic: Form and use of color are very recognizable and his visual language optimal and multi-dimensional in nature. He regularly exhibited in the Pulchri Studio in The Hague and won the Van Ommeren-de Voogt prize there in 1998. In 2002 Marcus was allowed to design the poster for the Crossingborder festival and he made a banner for the annual sculpture exhibition Sculpture in The Hague. Marcus regularly works in his studio in France and exhibits there at Galerie “Le Rire Blue” in Figeac. His last exhibition there ‘Figuration Libres’ with, among others, Robert Combas, Francois Boisrond, Buddy Di Rosa, Erro, Roberto Solivieres and others took place in the summer of 2003. Marcus is currently establishing a center for cultural exchange in Cajarc / France : “Maison des Hirondelles”.
This work we offer is an abstract composition with fish and insect and is also signed and is from the 1990s. The work is in good condition, painted on wood!