The Marcus Ashley Gallery regularly hosts events such as live interactions and talk shows for their clients. This allows art enthusiasts and curious folks to connect deeper with upcoming and established artists. At the gallery, visitors get to experience art in all its splendor across different formats. While browsing through the works on display, you’ll enjoy viewing the surreal, magical Michael Parkes art.
Parkes is revered and highly regarded in the art community for his magical realism work. He has mastered a unique set of techniques that set him apart from contemporary artists of his time.
The mention of feline deities has appeared in ancient Egyptian texts for centuries. Goddesses such as Sekhmet, Mafdet, and Bastet were viewed as women of power, strength, and agility. In Five Cheetahs, a regal woman walks alongside an enigmatic cheetah in motion. Parkes paints a faint transitional sketch of the animal leaping forward. We see the cheetah stop in its tracks when a butterfly calmly lands on its snout.
The artist attempts to peel away and expose the many faces of this woman that lie beneath the surface. While maintaining a demeanor of sheer strength, she’s learned to conceal different parts of herself. Parkes creates a fascinating narrative in Five Cheetahs without revealing too much about his subject.
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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