Marcus Harvey (1963) is an English artist and painter from Leeds, he now works and lives in London. Harvey shot into fame when he exhibited his work in the Sensation exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, in 1997. The exhibition featured an enormous portrait of serial killer Myrna Hyndley, created with child-size handprints. Like one of his closest friends, Damien Hirst, Harvey belongs to the Young British Artists movement. His work is highly varied; from highly worked figurative paintings, to playful sculptures, to a mosaic image of Margaret Thatcher. Harvey doesn’t limit himself within any style, but always seems to find humour within his creations, which makes them oddly recognisable.
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