In this episode, British artist Marcus Dove talks about how art saved him from a prison sentence, how he came to use explosives as his way of mark making in what he calls “creation through destruction”, how he adapted a missile launcher to blast paint on to his canvas, how his process once put him in hospital, how he used figurative narrative to examine human relationships and how he has recently tended towards complete abstraction.
Accompanying images on consideringart.com
Two works from Marcus’s current exhibition, Raw Language at Karnik Gallery until 6 May 2022
All images are © Marcus Dove
You can see more of Marcus Dove’s work on his website