Artist's Work Tests Line of Realism

Sculptures are part of Palm Springs Fine Art Fair at Convention Center



Artist Marc Sijan's 'Man in the Box' exhibit will appear at this weekend's Palm Springs Fine Arts Fair.

courtesy of Peter Marcelle Gallery

Marc Sijan's art may not be real, but try telling that to the guy in the box.

The realist artist will exhibit his work during the second annual Palm Springs Fine Arts Fair, which runs Feb. 15-17 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros. A Valentine's Dau Opening Preview Party is set for 6-9 p.m. Feb. 14. Show times will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 17. For tickets, visit the fair's website.

Sijan’s work is recognized as among the world’s most realistic sculptures. His dozens of one man museum exhibitions have broken attendance records throughout the country. His hyper realistic sculptures have been collected and exhibited throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East.

“I am seeking to freeze motion rather than suggest life,” he said. “The sculpture appears passive, but there is so much going on inside.”

Sijan’s sculptures have been described as "homages to humanity’s fascination with its own form, a fascination which has compelled artists throughout the millennia to mirror life in virtually every medium.”

His figures are so true to life that they seem to be on the verge of movement, a mere instant away from action. Sijan works within the tradition of figurative sculpture, but uses a modern approach.

His work has been included in the NYC Armory Show for the last two years. He has had more than 50 one man museum exhibitions, including institutions such as the Delaware Art Museum, the Pritkin Museum, The Butler Institute of American Art, Ulrich Museum of Art, Canton Art Institute and the Cuadro Museum in Dubai.

For more information, contact gallery director, Catherine McCormick, at (631) 613-6170 or email cmccormick@petermarcellegallery.com.

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