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 Robert Frank.
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.