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*My life is not necessarily a blank canvas but one with which I have been given a semblance of direction to choose either to erase (whitewash) what is already there or find the patterns within and emphasize them to my liking.

Marcus Sterling Alleyne, aka MSA ART, is an artist from the South Side of Chicago.  Inspired by spirituality and the beauty of the human figure, his paintings reflect an abstract edge alongside an other-worldly undertone. Although he is a self-taught artist exploring self-expression through abstract images and graffiti elements, Marcus is also formally trained in the classical style of painting, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Graphic Design and a Bachelors of Fine Art (Painting) from the American Academy of Art, Chicago.  His style incorporates the elements of both techniques.  His art has been adored internationally, exhibited nationwide in galleries and University settings, and collected by established art enthusiasts.  A brief talk with Marcus will reveal his longing for a unification of all people, but he feels strongly affected by the separation of American people of African descent from their spiritual ancestors, especially in the Chicago area, where violence, drugs, and the mistreatment of black women and children are all too common.  Marcus is determined to convey a positive vision of life through his work, and his passion for creating art is born from a need to destroy the negativity of the urban environment he grew to love and continues to restore through images of inspirational figures and visions of a world where beauty lives in abundance.  A true Scorpio by nature, born in the year of the Dragon (November, 1976), Marcus focuses his astrological energy to become an instrument of creation.

Marcus is particularly fond of the female form and the woman, more specifically the African female figure, is perhaps one of the most beautiful creations on Earth...Depicted in paintings and drawings since the dawning of the art form, the sensual nature of a woman is a timeless treasure. “I am perhaps most drawn to the natural curves that reflect the essence of femininity. Women have always possessed a special, nurturing bond with nature and the creation of man.... I love to draw from life, as it captures an ethereal effect and an unequivocal art, especially when I paint females, is not for you to recognize my worth as an artist, but to recognize your value as a woman....In addition to the natural beauty, a woman who has trained, strengthened, and disciplined her mind is among the most attractive....A woman without her man is nothing, but also, a woman: without her, man is nothing.”

I am a master at what I do and although I do it for love and pleasure, this is my business and I take professionalism extremely seriously.

Exclusive Original Artwork (sculpture, paintings and drawings) from MSA ART:
Artists & Art enthusiasts around the globe have admired the drive and determination of this youthful artist...vibrant colors and a whimsy unlike any other, Marcus' art has been displayed, honored, and collected by the influential as well as first timers who have just recently been exposed to the magical transformation his art brings into existence. Share his journey through photographs, poetry, and illustrative projects in his pursuit of excellence in the art world.

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