WOLF DREAM 11
ACRYLIC AND INK ON BOARD
24 IN. X 24 IN.
I am Marc Scheff and I create sculptural paintings in layers of resin. Each painting combines layers of gold leaf, paint, and pencil in between stratum of resin to create a multi-layered effect. Visible through the resin is each application of medium, layered on top of one another causing an emphasis on the sum of parts that in turn are necessary to make up the whole. This multi-faceted technique stems from the culmination of my artistic career thus far while simultaneously representing the many layers of the human psyche making up each and every one of us.
My current emphasis on portraiture reflects a return to fundamentals. This re-visitation to the foundations of drawing and painting embody a similar return to our own personal rudiments simply by existing every day. With every occurrence encountered, we see, feel and react, adding layers and complexity to our person. Oftentimes, separating these responses from what matters most is required for us to move forward and grow. Yet, simultaneously, these reactions may also be pivotal to our individual growth and makeup who we are as people. The materialization my process echoes this idea and allows us to seek comfort in all that we experience, for each layer is essential to the maturation and development of our distinct beings.
WOLF DREAM 11
ACRYLIC AND INK ON BOARD, 24 IN. X 24 IN., 2015
A departure from my typical work in resin, this is a surreal self-portrait. It reflects the juxtaposition of power and insecurity we all feel in our daily life.