Marc Standing Zimbabwe, b. 1976

Marc Standing’s ethereal and abstract practice is heavily inspired by his personal life experiences, displaying a visual expression of his personal search for identity as well as the complexities felt by mass consciousness. Heavily influenced by both the natural world and his lived societal experiences, his works have the feeling of both mental nodes of thought as well as organic cellular systems in constant flux.

Marc describes his work as “…using a lot of layering with the intention of barraging the viewer with a plethora of pictorial stimulus … storytelling and imagination fuse into a visual mirage of wonderment.”

Born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, Standing spent his formative years in Southern Africa, studying Fine Arts at the University of Cape Town, where he graduated with honors. Standing then spent over a decade living and working across Australia and Asia, where he participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, in Australia, China, England, the US, Greece, India, Hong Kong, Maldives, and Singapore. He is currently based out of London.

He has participated in several esteemed residencies, such as Amilla Fushi in the Maldives, as well as residencies in the Philippines, Shanghai, and Mexico. He was a finalist for the Sovereign Art Prize and his works can be found in public and private collections around the world, including the Artbank, Australia, The Groucho Club, and the Cathay Pacific Collection, among others.