Ah, the carnival: an electrifying destination full of astonishment! Mark Ogge’s paintings teeter between blurred memories of childhood wonder and sobering realities of adulthood, highlighting supernatural moods that ooze from nights at the circus, carnival, and fairground. Born 1966 in Melbourne, Australia, Ogge paints expressions that shift between intense engagement and amazement, creating works that attract and disturb by depicting thrilling attractions like rollercoasters, haunted houses, and circus tents that disappear into thick fog, seemingly abandoned with no people in sight. Ogge’s paintings appear to have manifested in a deep dream or trance-like state, with thick brushstrokes blotting out refined details like decades-old memories. Whether riding the spinning teacups & rollercoasters, walking around the food stalls, or perusing the mask shop, anyone can discover the erry deja-vu feeling present in these works of art.

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    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.

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