Marc Standing was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1976. He gained a Bachelor
of Fine Arts, with a major in painting, from the University of Cape Town, South
Africa, in 1999. In 2005 he emigrated to Australia, becoming an Australian citizen
in 2007, and also now lives in Hong Kong.
The subject matter in Standing’s practice is drawn from personal experience and
touches upon themes relating to identity, displacement and human fragility.
The subject matter in Natural Wonder is taken from the natural world. Standing
shows how birds, seeds, nests as well as other elements collide in a ‘cascade of
colour’ and by doing so acknowledges the beauty of nature.
Standing has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, as well as in South
Africa, The Netherlands, New York and Hong Kong.