Marcus

Marcus by Vanessa Garwood

Marcus
by Vanessa Garwood
© Vanessa Garwood

Vanessa Garwood (b.1982) studied at the Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence. Her work has been seen in group and solo exhibitions in London and was previously selected for the BP Portrait Award in 2006 and 2018. She also works as a trustee for the charity, Dramatic Need, which builds art centres in sub-Saharan Africa.

The portrait is of Marcus, a professional model, and is one of a series of life-sized male nude portraits on which Garwood is working. She says that her series is about the female gaze, but also: ‘a celebration of male beauty in a time where we are inundated with often quite negative and over sexualised imagery of the nude.’

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