Largely made in studio, Marcelle’s images seem to make props out of anything and employ ranges of colors that had not yet existed. The people in Marcelle’s images often are masked, covered or otherwise hidden; likewise, objects may be refracted, floating—or both. The work plays with the duality between what is real and what is not; tight compositions keep a close grasp on the viewer’s experience of the world that is shown, but ubiquitous use of lights and filters reference a visual tradition of the theater, and further, the way an image performs a reality. Born in New Jersey and currently based in Brooklyn, Marcelle received his MFA from Yale in 2013. He has created images for several different publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Vice Magazine.
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