We all know that the notorious art movement Futurism was about speed and industrial efficiency, reflecting the fear that men had truly become machines. Well, they were going about it all wrong. We’re thrilled at iCanvas to present to you this unique collection of prints by the utterly unique Rock Demarco. As a speed painter, Demarco’s craft is as much an act of performance as a finished work. In his approach he can be compared to a graffiti artist racing to complete his mural before the cops show up. But Demarco’s artistic process is a public one, appearing with and depicting countless celebrities across the United States. His stark, neon-tinged images already decorate the walls of some of the most prestigious businesses, from Planet Hollywood to the Walt Disney Studios. His client list is almost as impressive as his speed.
It is in the performance that the work really comes alive. Slashes of paint fly through the air – viewers in the first row are guaranteed a splash – as Demarco turns a blank canvas into a large-scale portrait in mere minutes. On his sold-out tours fans get the chance to interact with the artist, buy his original paintings, and see first-hand the lightning process, revealing an approach to creativity and flair that leaves the spectator breathless. His concert-like performances and Hard Rock image have earned him a cult following among both art-lovers and the paint-splashed celebrities he depicts. Looking like a rock star himself and integrating his whole life into the persona that surrounds his art, Demarco has turned a generation of young fans into lovers, buyers, and aficionados of fine art.