Rationalism and intellectualism dominate our perception of reality and
have led to a slow disenchantment of the world. Caleb Cain Marcus
uses his art to create a sense of wonder, mystery, transcendence
and re-enchantment. The artist achieves this through sensitive
employment of color, light and atmospheric conditions which define
and describe the physicality of space among living things.
Goddess (2015) follows the Ganges River to show space as it
connects people, land, rivers, oceans, mountains, animals, gods,
goddesses and the firmament. A Portrait of Ice (2012) investigates
glacial landscapes. The Silent Aftermath of Space (2010) captures
images of a desolate New York City and includes a foreword by
Public collections include; Getty Museum, LA; Met Museum, NY; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston; and High Museum of Art, Atlanta. He holds an MFA from Columbia University.
Caleb Cain Marcus was born beneath Wilson Peak in the mountains
of Colorado. He lives and works in New York City.