Certain Relationships develop in our minds, between quite dissimilar objects, ideas, smells, etc..
These relationships are abstract, often unconscious, and unclear.
Mark Struzynski was born in Chicago, IL. in 1957. He became immersed in art while living in Copenhagen, being befriended by students, graduates and Professors at The Art Academy of Copenhagen. He attended lectures and read every art book in the Art Library, as his ‘art education’.
At the time, that he was living in, Copenhagen he was involved with the Photographic process, how photographs are thought of as being direct transfers of reality, but actually remove or miss a certain amount of detail and the effect of these ‘mistakes’. These musings led him to working with Photo-emulsion canvass, developing photos of drawings, which were derived from both found and self-taken photographs onto the Photo-Canvass9see web-site www.markart.org for examples).
Upon returning to his hometown Chicago, he returned to painting working with different layers both physically (textured paint and images on top of each other) and mentally, (the different layers of dreams). These paintings seem to develop into a series, which was named Untitled Box Series (see web-site www.markart.org).
Lately his paintings have been more idea driven, which Mark, feels to be because of being more focused and not so airy.