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Sunday, April 10, 2022 

An artist's comic-inspired art exhibition in New Jersey

The Jersey Journal reported on an exhibition of comics-inspired paintings by Marina Marchand this week:
From comic book inspired pieces to sci fi and horror, Marina Marchand is an outsider when it comes to contemporary art. With over 20 new paintings, Marchand is returning to Dollhaus II in Bayonne with “MINDSCAPES” starting on Friday, April 8, from 4 to 9 p.m. [...]

A Staten Island native, Marchand currently resides in New Jersey. Her works demonstrate her fascination with the simplicity of art in comic books from the Golden and Silver Age. Some of her paintings even capture the style of classic animation from the 1930s to 1960s, including the animated Spider-Man series from 1967 as well as the Batman animated series from the 1990s.
But here's the decided downside:
A lover of classic horror films and posters, the inspiration from works by John Waters, Universal Horror, American International Pictures horror films, giallo films, and Hammer Horror are evident in her pieces. Other inspirations in her work include Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Guy Peellaery, Lupe Vasconcelos, Marjorie Cameron, and the classic controversial E.C. Horror comics.
Seriously, I just don't understand the fascination with horror themes, though more troubling is when the MSM builds this up as though it's something to throughly admire. When here, there's so much to consider in paintings that could emphasize brightness, happiness and delight, and all they're willing to do most of the time is boost the darkness. That's why the art world is in such decline.

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