Monday, October 10, 2005

Bethany Marchman

Bethany Marchman

Bethany Marchman, born 1974, Winter Park, FL. Marchman’s first year in college was spent at Columbus College of Art and Design. She then transferred to the University of Georgia whereupon graduation, moved to Atlanta where she has been working as an illustrator and storyboard artist. It is of recent that Marchman has decided to focus solely on paintings. Using traditional oil painting to portray popular/ kitsch culture with themes of childhood and innocence Marchman draws on influences all the way from comic books, classic toys and retro/ paranoid advertising to cheese cake/pin up sex kittens from the 1950s/1960s. In the artist’s words, “I've tried to distill it all down to what I find to be the most interesting and honest things for me to paint - and to paint.” "Marchman's paintings pull Margaret Keane's pictures of giant-eyed children out of the kitsch yard sale pile. Steering a tawdry middle course between Mark Ryden and Lisa Yuskavage..." Phil Oppenheim Art Papers Magazine 07/01/2004-
Bio from Skot Foreman



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