Greenhouse Conversations 〰️ Marcus Clarke, December 2020
Updated: Feb 9
Greenhouse Conversations No. 2 with Fine Artist and Graphic Designer, Marcus Clarke. We're talking about his crowdfunded art project, geology and thriving through the in-between.
We're back with our second Greenhouse Conversation just in time for the Holiday Season! ✨ Sorry we've taken a little break, but we hope you enjoy listening to this conversation we filmed with with Austin, TX-based artist, Marcus Clarke, back in the summer, talking about his recent work and creative practices.
His work encompasses everything from augmented reality, collage, typography and abstract expressionism. He's fixated on creating a sense of wonder through unexpected mediums such as minerals, cyanotype, and construction materials integrated with new media like LED panels, projection mapping, and augmented reality. He was raised in Boerne, TX and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019. He moved to Austin quickly thereafter, and exhibited his first solo exhibition, "Zion's Window", in February at Vesper Gallery.
Here are the places where you can find more of Marcus' art. Make sure you give him a follow:
Marcus: "Progress and mulling on something is always better than staying still . . . The start of every morning, whenever I went in for my internship, I would set a timer for ten minutes. For ten minutes, I would try to make the worst thing I could. But almost every time, there was at least something that was like, 'I didn't know that that could look good cause I always thought that looked bad."
Marcus: "I know what a portfolio looks like to get into an art school and it's navigating compromising for the portfolio and not staying true to the art that I want to make versus leaning completely into what I want to make but potentially not getting into school . . . there is a piece of failure in it and having to work to other people's expectations in art practice that isn't always set. I wish it was super easy that I could be in the MOMA tomorrow, but there is navigating with it."
Marcus' Film / Book Suggestions: La La Land (2016, d. Damien Chazelle) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013, d. Ben Stiller) and Love Does (by Bob Goff)
We encourage you to watch our whole interview with Marcus! Or pop it on in the background while you wrap a gift, decorate a tree, journal or cook a meal. Share this with someone else and see what sort of inspirations come to you!