Marc Civitarese

My paintings, though based in the landscape tradition, are cerebral and visceral explorations of the relationship of “man” and “nature”, and thus depart from a pure realist depiction of the world and move towards a more expressive sensibility.  By abstracting what I consider to be the elements of realism: shape, form, and light, my work thus becomes and introspective exploration of my feelings and thoughts of man, nature, and spirituality.

 

Each painting is a memory, a reflection of my observations of nature, which are reduced, distilled, and refined to the pure elements that engaged and provoked a response from me.

The sense of spirituality is further enhanced in the new works by unsettled skies and atmosphere.  By this introduction of a more “realist” sky, the work is pulled more into the here and now, more into a sense of a specific time and reflection.  I also believe it moves the work from a more universal moment into one that is more solitary and personal.  

 

I want one, upon looking at my work, to leave with a feeling that they have been invited to venture into part of my inner world, to understand my desires, and to learn what beauty means to me.

"Chasing Forever"

oil on canvas

40" x 30"

"A Place Like This"

oil and wax on linen

48" x 48"

"Every Part of Me"

oil and wax on linen

40" x 30"

"Into the Wide Open"

oil on linen

24" x 24"

"Where We Go from Here"

oil and wax on linen

40" x 40"

 

 

"Turning To Tomorrow"

oil and wax on linen

40" x 40"

"Here In Your Presence"

oil and wax on linen

35" x 45"

Bennett Gallery

2104 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville TN 37215

615-297-3201