• The ART OF MARK WEISS                      "What is it You are Asking of Me"

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Art of Mark Steven Weiss

     

     

  • "I regard him as one of

    the most brilliant of the younger American painters. He is moving with great courage in a direction that few others find themselves able to go. A certain flatness has come over American culture and in American painting....Mark Weiss, by his tremendous skill in color and gesture, is able to move convincingly into a place where the demons and divinities can be seen by us all."

     

    Robert Bly, poet and author of" Iron John," 1996

    "Mark Weiss is a kind of 

     sea diver. His stunning paintings extricate underworld gifts that few artists have the aptitude to even contemplate, let alone find. He has a loyalty to his practice and its mysteries that place him far outside the village of modern art, but directly in the line of a much older tradition. The paintings both lure us forward with a hint of boar's tusk and raven's eye, but also contain many dark holes through which our imagination flies free and mischievous. The work is a rare gift to a troubled world."

     

                      -Martin Shaw, director of the Westcounty School of Myth and Story and author of "A Branch From the Lightning Tree" 2009

  • Progression: The Birth of a Painting

    In response to people asking me about my process of painting I created a series of paintings photographed in progress. Here is one of those photographed approximately every ten minutes.

    Background music-"Waking Song" by R.Carlos Nakai

  • Progression #2: The Birth of a Painting

    In response to people asking me about my process of painting I created a series of paintings photographed in progress. Here is one of those photographed approximately every ten minutes. This one I turned upside down half way through and finished it from that orientation.
    Background music-"The Illusionist" by Phillip Glass.

  • "The Invisible World"

    Jen Fineran's documentary about my work has won best short documentary at the Berlin International Film Festival in Oct. of 2016 and at the Illuminate Film Festival In Sedona,AZ. in June 2017.It has also played in film festivals in Milan, Madrid, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Wichita and N.Y.C.

    The film will be showing on Mar. 28th, 2018 at the Nyack Center, Nyack NY, 7:30 pm as part of a woman's director's evening.

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    Solo Exhibition at 95 1/2 Main St Gallery, Nyack N.Y.

    Opening reception Nov.16,2018 from 7-10 pm. Will run through January. There will be about 20 pieces there, both large and small plus a screening of the movie "The Invisible World" and discussion in early Dec. Dates TBA.

     

     

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