Mike Marcus is a conceptual fine artist, Oscar-nominated visual effects artist and photographer born in the UK and working London.
His photographic work has been exhibited in the Royal West of England Academy of the Arts and the Ben Ami Gallery, Israel. His street installations have been featured in books such as "Street Art, The Graffiti Revolution" by Cedar Lewisohn and magazines including TimeOut who labelled him as Tel Aviv"s answer to Banksy while he was based there.
Marcus' commercial work has included commissions for Coca Cola, L"Oreal and Orange, and 14 feature film credits including "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" 2007, "The Dark Knight" 2008 and "Where the Wild Things Are" 2009.
Marcus' art ranges from strongly political pieces such as the "Milgram" series where he exposed himself to tear gas and photographed the results to more subtle commentary on states of isolation within contemporary urban society. He often works in black and white and seamlessly uses digital image manipulation to keep the viewer questioning the nature of their observations.
He is strongly influenced by the sculptural installations of Vanessa Beecroft and Antony Gormley and his practice spans urban, political and fine art, blatantly refusing to fit into a single genre.
"You can thank artist Mike Marcus for delivering some of the most explosive imagery the streets have seen" - Juxtapoz Magazine