login    password    artist  buyer  gallery  
Not a member? Register
absolutearts.com logo HOME REGISTER BUY ART SEARCH ART TRENDS COLLECT ART ART NEWS
 
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
 
Indepth Arts News:

"Beyond Reason: Paintings and Monoprints by Mark Spencer"
2002-05-03 until 2002-07-21
Frye Art Museum
Seattle, WA, USA

Mark Spencerís dream-like paintings and monotypes are seductive in their rich suggestiveness. His evocations of the passionate forces of nature and culture often take the form of surrealistic tableaux. The artist comments that his art is ďÖabout rites of passage. Itís about the Divine in the mundane.Ē The enigmatic scenes spring from the artistís rich imagination, informed by his extensive knowledge of history and mythology.

Spencerís painting skills allow him to draw from an eclectic mix of pictorial modes, including the strategies of Flemish nature morte, German Romanticism, and realism. What is common to Spencerís art is his meticulous brushwork, carefully balanced compositions, vibrant palette, extraordinary command of materials, and mastery of the human form. The combination of Spencerís technical virtuosity and his surreal aesthetic result in a visceral beauty that confronts and challenges the viewer.

Spencer received his training at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work has been exhibited widely in New England, the Southwest, and on both coasts. Spencerís paintings can be found in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, the Boston Public Library, and the Williams College Museum. An illustrated catalogue including an interview with artist Mark Spencer by curator Debra Byrne will be available.


Related Links:


YOUR FIRST STOP FOR ART ONLINE!
HELP MEDIA KIT SERVICES CONTACT


Discover over 150,000 works of contemporary art. Search by medium, subject matter, price and theme... research over 200,000 works by over 22,000 masters in the indepth art history section. Browse through new Art Blogs. Use our advanced artwork search interface.

Call for Artists, Premiere Portfolio sign-up for your Free Portfolio or create an Artist Portfolio today and sell your art at the marketplace for contemporary Art! Start a Gallery Site to exclusively showcase your gallery. Keep track of contemporary art with your free MYabsolutearts account.

 


Copyright 1995-2013. World Wide Arts Resources Corporation. All rights reserved