Friday, December 14, 2012

Marion Peck

Marion Peck, Landscape with a Submerged Deer, Oil on canavs, 2008

Marion Peck, Breck Girl, Oil on canvas, 2008

Marion Peck, Big White Pussy, Oil on canvas, 2011

Marion Peck, Dream #722 Many Animals Are Coming Up From The Beach, Oil on canvas, 2008

Marion Peck, Little Puppy, Oil on canvas, 2007

Marion Peck, Bunny Love, Oil on canvas, 2007

Marion Peck, Dream #57 Night in Venice, Oil on canvas, 2008

Marion Peck, Boy with a Puppy, Oil on canvas, 2007

Marion Peck, Sliced Serpent, Oil on canvas, 2012

Marion Peck, Rainbow Clown, Oil on canvas, 2009

Marion Peck, Nice Girl, Oil on panel, 2008

Marion Peck, Bouquet, Oil on canvas, 2007

Marion Peck, Animal Love Summer, Oil on panel, 2005

Marion Peck, The Evil Snowman, Oil on panel, 2003

Marion Peck, Dream #186 Block Party, Oil on panel, 2008

Marion Peck, Birdy, Oil on canvas, 2007

Marion Peck, Supper Club, 2004

Marion Peck, Pepi 1964-1979, Oil on canvas, 2006

Marion Peck, Dead Bird, Oil on canvas, 2012

Marion Peck, Kittens, Oil on panel, 2003

Marion Peck, Red Clown, Oil on canbas, 2009

Marion Peck, Leviathan, Oil on panel, 2004

Marion Peck, Fuck You, Oil on canvas, 2008

Marion Peck was born on October 3, 1963 in Manila, the Philippines, while her family was on a trip around the world, and grew up in Seattle, Washington. She received a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1985. Subsequently she studied in two different MFA programs, Syracuse University in New York and Temple University in Rome. She currently lives in Eagle Rock, California.

With references ranging from Pieter Bruegel and Roland de la Porte to Holly Hobbie and paint-by-numbers, Marion Peck mines the depths of art history, popular culture and the human experience for her meticulous narratives. Sometimes referred to as a contemporary surrealist because of her propensity to incorporate dream imagery into her work, Peck looks beyond the subconscious, reminding us that the waking world is never quite as it seems. And with her dark sense of humor and irrepressible optimism, she assures us that while life can be ominous, tragic, even deceptive, it is also beautiful, magical and alive with hope.

(VERY) interesting side note: Marion Peck is married to Mark Ryden.  To read more about this interesting couple and the similarities of their work, click here.  To see images of their wedding (interestingly enough, I love the work of both artists but I am MORTIFIED by these wedding pics -- lol), click here.

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Megan said...

In Seattle, there is a little art gallery in the Belltown neighborhood called Roq La Rue. My husband likes to go there every few months to see if there is anything he wants to buy. Peck's worked looks like stuff I've seen at this gallery. Then I read her biography and saw that she's from Seattle so she may have been featured there. It's quite striking art!

sporkgasm said...

I was looking at these going, "If you hadn't put a name here I'd say these were Mark Ryden."

I wonder if their work became similar because they were married, or if they met because they do such similar work? I must research! Mark Ryden is one of my all time favorites. And now Marion is too!

Aline said...

that is crazy.. i was half expecting them to be ryden pieces that i have never seen

Dancing Branflake said...

I LOVE when artists are married. Can you imagine what their home is like?

WendyB said...

The flat-faced cat!!

Kristine said...

So creepily delightfully eerie cute spooky!

Kathryn said...

Not to be a negative Nelly, but it looks TOO much like his work to be anything special.

It looks like she is way to attached to him and doesn't have her own point of view, which is not healthy in any relationship:(

REread said...

cool paintings

DWei said...

The eyes... They're so unsettling. D:

Annabelle Archer said...

This is one of my favorite of your art postings lately.

I love unexpectedly creepy.

Trissta {Living on the Chic} said...

That's just cra-zay. I've seen her work before, but some of it really just creeps me out. I guess that's the point, though, right?

Much Love,

SabinePsynopsis said...

Very unsettling, rather genius. Two of them... That must be a home life!

Emily said...

What a unique style; it's at times beautiful, but more often it's just entirely odd. I adore it! (:

May the force be with you.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

kind of scary but definitely unique and great to take-in.

Lara said...

I love Mark Ryden and thought this was his work... of course. SO weird that they're so similar. Also, I had never seen pictures of either before (wedding creeped me out too). My heart sunk a bit... like when you love a singer's voice and it actually gets you a little hot and then you see their picture and you're bummed.

Maegan Tintari said...

I was like... hmmm, so Mark Ryden-y ..... very VERY interesting that they're married!!!!. ... clicking on their wedding pics now.

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melifaif said...

Creepy weird cool.

Anonymous said...

Quite disturbing.