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Marcus Brutus

Foregrounding culture, history and humanity in portraits of everyday America.

"I want to show these very contemporary issues, but show them as having some long past."

Brutus is a figurative painter who depicts scenes from daily life, both real and imagined. All the figures in his work are African American, depicting a vast breadth of emotions and histories embedded in black experience. Brutus exaggerates reality by using vivid colour palettes and saturated tones, as well as bold contouring on the characters’ faces reminiscent of contemporary portrait artists’ s...

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Marcus Brutus was born in 1991 in New York, US, and now lives and works near Washington DC.

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His paintings were presented publicly for the first time in 2018, and now command prices between $10,000 and $14,000.


The exponential trajectory of Brutus' career can be attributed in part to artist Jen Guidi sharing his work on Instagram - catching the attention of influential New York gallery Harper's, who now represents him.

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