His early video-performances feature himself along with other artists, with whom he had collaborated in the past. However, in his recent works, Marcus appears by himself, while embodying different roles and characters. ‘The man with the suit’ is a personage that was born from an intuitive desire to create a ‘clean-cut’ version of an artist, juxtaposed to the common visual stereotype of the artist as a laborer. Drawing influence from Magritte’s familiar figure- the headless suit, a symbol of Petite bourgeoisie, Marcus embodies this man with a suit as an artist who is in charge, a director.
His most recent works deal with local political issues, by approaching iconic Israeli landmarks with a critical and humorous point of view. Thus, Marcus reflects on his own heritage, environment and the creation of local historical narratives. His works are influenced by the visual language of cinematography along with familiar themes and tributes to art – history and artists, such as Ives Klein, Paul McCarthy, Peter Greenway and Jackson Pollack.
Shahar Marcus is an active artist for over a decade and has exhibited at various art- institutions, both in Israel and around the world, including: The Tate Modern ,The Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art , Charlottenburg, Copenhagen- Kunsthalle , Moscow Biennale, Poznan Biannale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art The Hermitage in Saint Petersburg and at other art- venues in Polland, Italy, Germany, Georgia, Japan, the USA and Turkey. Many of his works are a part of various important collections, such as The Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art as well as art- intuitions in Poland and Italy.
Shahar Marcus&Nezaket Ekici at Labirynt gallery,Lublin,Poland
Shahar Marcus&Nezaket Ekici showing the project : "artificial miskands"
Shahar Marcus at the Museum of contemporary art,Krakow,Ploand
Shahar Marcus, exhibiting "frog test" at "Medicine in art" group exhibition
Shahar Marcus&Nezaket Ekici at DNA gallery,Berlin
Shahar Marcus&Nezaket Ekici presenting solid and soft at DNA gallery,Berlin,Germany
Shahar Marcus at "Ostrale 16", Dresden,Germany.
Shahar Marcus is exhibiting the video "the curator" in Error-x at "Ostrale 16", Dresden,Germany.
Shahar Marcus at the Petach Tikva Museum
Shahar Marcus showing the project : "King of falafel" in"Things to come" group exhibition.
Shahar Marcus is the winner of the discovery award in Loop art fair,Barcelona,Spain.
shahar marcus is the winner of the"discovery" award with the video work "seeds"
Shahar marcus group exhibition in Haifa museum,Haifa,Israel.
shahar marcus exhibiting "Leap of faith" in "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"