Stuart Marcus

I retired in 2008 and now am a full time artist with my own studio in Inglewood, Ca. doing primarily Urban Architectural paintings and then adding a figure or abstracting the image


Portfolio:

Urban Architecture

After a successful careen in Interior Design and after retiring in 2008 , I have become a full time artist.
My passion for form and color led me to a unique artistic expression. With my keen design eye, I constantly formulate ideas inspired by urban imagery, nature and architecture. My fascination with the reflective nature of building exteriors and my love of form and color as seen through glass facades is captured with my IPhone and then transfer them to my canvas.
I find delight in the rhythms of urban landscape which reminds me of its beauty.

Cuban Blues “Cuban Blues”

I traveled to Havana in January of 2016 and captured over 100 pictures of elegant, decayed structures. This is one of the first in a series of Cuba paintings

Blue Siding “Blue Siding”

This is one of a series of painting I did of a small portion of a condominium in Venice showing reflective windows surrounded by steel siding

Nite in NYC “Nite in NYC”

A view from my balcony at nite

Stairwell Dilemma “Stairwell Dilemma”

Abstraction of images of stairwells in glass store front

"Getty Stairs" “"Getty Stairs"”

Part of the Getty Museum paintings

Descending to Blue “Descending to Blue”

Arhitectural image converted to an abstract, geometric painting

The Disney Hall “The Disney Hall”

My conceptual painting taken from my photo of the entry

The Twin Towers “The Twin Towers”

Reflections from the Twin Towers in Century City, L.A.

Ocean Ave. Hotel “Ocean Ave. Hotel”

View of the interior courtyard of a Hotel w/ reflections

Inside The PDC “Inside The PDC”

My abstracted image of a photo taken from inside the PDC in W. Hollywood

Watching & Waiting “Watching & Waiting”

Abstraction taken from my series of Sidings on a condo in Venice, Ca. w/ figure

LACMA Ducts “LACMA Ducts”

Abstraction taken from a photo of the air ducts at LACMA

Ascending “Ascending”

Abstraction from a photo of the exterior of a parking structure at UCLA in L.A.

Sunset Ave. “Sunset Ave.”

Facade of a condominum in Venice ,Ca., abstracted

Brooks Ave. “Brooks Ave.”

Entry Facade of a commercial bldg. in Venice

LACMA “LACMA ”

Abstraction from a photo taken of the old entry to LACMA w/ figure

the Atrium at the Getty “the Atrium at the Getty”

Reflections from buildings at the Getty showing the Atrium w/ figure

Cables & Trusses “Cables & Trusses”

View from across the road looiking at an approaching bridge

THE HAMMER “THE HAMMER”

Abstraction of the exterior view of The Hammer museum in Los Angeles

6TH & Wilshire “6TH & Wilshire”

Reflections from the facade of a building in Santa Monica, Ca.

Electric Power Plant “Electric Power Plant”

view of the power plant at Hermosa Beach, Ca.

Alone “Alone”

View of a department store's empty window w/ awning

Marriott DTLA “Marriott DTLA”

Abstraction of the Marriott Hotel in DTLA

Unite B & C “Unite B & C”

View of the atrium in a Condo Complex abstracted

Cuba Unurled “Cuba Unurled”

Subject matter taken from a photo I took looking out the window of a museum in Cuba watching the flag fly

Anticipation “Anticipation”

View of the exterior facade of a Condo in Venice, Ca. abstracted w/ figure

DTLA Reflected “DTLA Reflected”

View of commercial buildings in DTLA abstracted

On Wilshire “On Wilshire”

View of the reflections on the facade of a building on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, abstracted

LACMA Entry “LACMA Entry”

View of the old entry into LACMA in Los Angeles, abstracted

The PDC In Red “The PDC In Red”

View of the PDC complex in W. Hollywood, CA.

The Guggenheim “The Guggenheim”

Abstracted View of the facade of the Guggenheim Museum in NYC

Building Anatomy “Building Anatomy”

View of a commercial building featuring geometric shapes

"I'm speaking to you two" “"I'm speaking to you two"”

figurative abstract painting derived from an Architectural photo

Abstractions

This composition comes from an Architectural photo which I then abstracted the image

Interplay “Interplay”

this painting combined an abstract painting with an Architectural print

Interaction “Interaction”

This painting combined my Architectural images with a large abstraction

Intrique “Intrique”

this painting combined palette knife abstraction with figurative

Confused “Confused”

Abstract painting w/ figures