The Art of Mark Steven Weiss
"I began painting at the age of 23 after graduating from SUNY Albany with a degree in Psychology. Here is a chronology of paintings from then til the present.The first two are naive copies I made and the next two are paintings from models at the Art Students League. The rest are all done automatically with no preconceived ideas.I feel the work is all one opus. A journey that goes through the underworld, culminating in a clinical depression in 1990, and then the ascent into a more magical and mystical place." Mark Weiss, 2013
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 link to The Invisible World