About the Artist

Marc Roder

Oregon

My work reflects on matters of identity, survival, absurdity. Aspects of life in an everyday diaspora. In my paintings the accumulation of human debris suggests a world where the life of the object stands in for the presence of the figure and biological activity. Human striving and tinkering are strewn over earth, water and sky. I have drawn from the everchanging landscape of popular culture and the constant retellings and retoolings of myth that describe a common journey – everything depicted in my work has probably happened or probably will happen.

In these paintings landscape is a jumping off point for narrative, it is an imaginary ground in which I can locate social, art historical and psychological interests. My work flirts with disaster, and sometimes disaster flirts back.

Drawing from the idea of the Wunderkammer, I have collected in these images articles of wonder – items of survival, debris of existence, evidence of journeys and struggle -Jewels and shells and rarities of wealth, nuts and bolts, animal traps, old parts and food, lost elements of shelter, rations.

Bezedrome
Bezedrome
Oil
52" x 42"
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$4,125.
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$4,125
Wunderkammer
Wunderkammer
Oil
48" x 48"
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$4,125.
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$4,125
Sleep Walker
Sleep Walker
Oil
52" x 42"
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$4,125.
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$4,125
Birnam Wood
Birnam Wood
Oil
51" x 42"
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$3,825.
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$3,825
Magic Mountain
Magic Mountain
Oil
48" x 48"
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$4,125.
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$4,125
Pleasure Cruise
Pleasure Cruise
Oil
36" x 48"
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$3,555.
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$3,555
Swampmouth
Swampmouth
Oil
28" x 28"
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$1,965.
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$1,965
Raw and The Cooked
Raw and The Cooked
Oil
48" x 48"
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$3,115.
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$3,115
Greenhill
Greenhill
Oil
28" x 28"
Regular price
$1,965.
Sale price
$1,965

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