Purchased by Spiegelworld’s Impresario and one of the first inspirations for creating a new show where circus meets outer space. Mark Ogge based the painting on an actual carnival ride that has toured Australia for years. He sketched the ride at the Royal Melbourne Show and then added the sense of strangeness and mystery experienced by a child.
Melbourne artist Mark Ogge lives and works in an old church in Clunes, in country Victoria. He was the first artist commissioned by Spiegelworld, creating an entrance archway mural in 2006. Mark has long been fascinated by the iconography of the circus and fairground, exploring the dichotomy between enchantment and disillusionment.
Reliquary, OPM, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Oil on canvas
This piece was about the posture of the person and how it connected to a natural element like green leaves.I elongated the neck to give the figure a bird-like quality and softness. I enjoy letting the watercolor bleed and move on its own and then I go back in to add structure. Shereene Fogenay was born […]
A “holy” portrait of being a modern day artist and performer in Las Vegas. Over the course of the nearly 11 minute video loop, Heidi transforms in and out of being Elvis from inside a neon shrine. The sculpture is about identity, performance, transformation and the labor that goes into being an artist.