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MarcusGlitteriS Chae

Born 1975 . MarcusGlitteriS is a native New Yorker from the Lower East Side of ”Alphabet City“. He is a self taught Artist who started painting at the age of 28. Art class started for me on the floors of New York City Night Clubs. Creativity Started for me through my dancing and ”Club Kid” outfits. I would see and experience the energy of The New York City ”Club Kids“, DragQueens, and Creatures of the Night. Every Character was a moving Painting. It inspired me to be a Moving Painting that danced and played in an Abstract Gallery. Fluorescent Painting was born in ”The Cosmic Cavern” Kenny Scharf Installation @ The Tunnel N.Y.C.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

MY PAINTINGS ARE INSPIRED BY VIBRANT FLUORESCENT COLORS, GLITTER, METALLICS, TEXTILES, COLLAGE… MIX MEDIA… SHOP POP. THEY ARE INSPIRED BY THE ENERGY OF EXPERIENCES, MOMENTS IN TIME, MEMOIRS.

Day glo paint ( Switzer Brothers, 1968 ) has its own organic life. One of the many layers is because of ultraviolet rays fluorescent materials are able to fluorish in the sun, hence the name day glo. The other remarkable facet is this transformative process where the painting itself is reborn in the black light. There is an energy, aviance, demesian, where the painting has a new perspective. It’s hard to explain you just have to experience it, kinda like "The Cosmic Cavern", Kenny Scharf installation.

The material is the concept.
— Carolyn Kane, Professor
Glitteris is a colorist. His work is about color, specificly fluorescent color. His work is a post modern evolution of Greenbergian thought, collage elements are mixed with a modernist concern for color
— Issac Aden, Artist
 One’s work should be a reflection of every facet of their life and exploration. The newest work should not be the only way an artist is measured. An artist’s continual body of work should be considered, the life’s work is the sum of the artist. I enjoyed picking up on all the clues that literally paint a bigger picture of your experience, your dedication to family, your love of dance culture, your fearlessness. The boldness of glueing a pair of sunglasses or super balls to a found canvas. Another strength of yours is the performative works. Dressing in a costume you’ve designed and engaging people at art fairs, taking photos in the foyer of your apartment, having the public make a quilt with you on the street, these are all very provocative pieces.

— Jane Friedman & Ted Riederer , ARTURO VEGA GALLERY
The studio visit represented a great opportunity to see the multiple facets of an artist who instinctively anchors in the experimental tradition of the LES. In Marcus’ work, a performative exploration intertwines with mixed media to create the original universe of an artist who is not afraid of color and questioning norms within his urban themes.
James Cavello // Westwood Gallery NYC
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