Lovers of surrealism and magic realism art will enjoy the Michael Parkes art on display at the Marcus Ashley Gallery. The artist is widely known for drawing inspiration from esoteric doctrines of the East and West that he picked up during his sojourn in India. Here, Parkes learned a lot about different cultures and beliefs, which has been reflected in his work ever since.
In Morning, the artist depicts an angel in a meditative session with her feline companions. As she sits cross-legged in the warm sunlight, the sweet scent from the aroma lamp stimulates her senses, helping her ground and focus her mind.
Parkes introduces bejeweled details that add understated grandeur to the angel’s form. Her beauty is perfectly captured with life-like precision. Rich tones of black, blue, ivory, and beige inject this litho print with a striking balance. Parkes uses controlled paint smears to impart a thin veil of color, giving this print a life of its own.
You’ll notice rough lines around the subjects, demonstrating the artist’s preliminary stages in the sketching process. Leaving behind these little revisions in Morning gives viewers a glimpse into Parkes’s mind, giving them a heightened appreciation for the magic realism virtuoso.
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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