True Art

Film by Eric Minh Swenson.

Mark’s paintings are inspired by the intensely personal and introspective journey of life and it’s ever changing complexities. Mark describes his work as, "Absence and Presence” capturing the physical mixed with spirituality on canvas. His latest series in entitled “ Meditations” Blends a chemistry of lyrical abstraction with frenzied marks, many of which previously lay hidden, buried beneath strong layers of self-taught expression. Mark’s paintings aim is to engage a dialog with the spiritual and allowing the viewer to explore their own interpretation.

He seeks to evoke a feeling rather than depict a defined image. His process includes continuously building up and tearing down, adding and subtracting. He uses primarily oils and encaustics to create thickly layered canvases. A visceral dance between the conscious and the unconscious until the emotion is expressed. His influences range from Alberto Giocametti, Anselm Keifer and Cy Twombley.

His works are collected by many private and corporate collectors around the world, including Hong Kong, Japan, Dubia, Europe and the United Sates. Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA.

For more info on Eric Minh Swenson visit his website at His art films can be seen at

Eric Minh Swenson also covers the international art scene and his writings and photo essays can be seen at Huffington Post Arts :

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