Marcus Nelson (b. 1997, London, UK) is living and working in London. In both a cathartic and communicative way, he uses his personal experiences with mental health as a way to create paintings that come face to face with the emotional struggles plaguing masculine culture.
Acknowledging the repressive instincts men often feel toward qualities which society deems weak, he uses the medium of paint to uncover internalized feelings and create a conversation around them. Depicting distorted, eerie figures, he aims to challenge the viewer to confront realities that disrupt our comfortability. By interpreting internal conflict in a fluid and psychologically charged way, Nelson’s work questions the very notion of logic in our existence and examines what remains when we expose our raw vulnerabilities.