ARTIST MARK WHALEN PRESENTS TABLE TALK / MARFA ART INVITATIONAL
Artist Mark Whalen presents ”Table Talk,” a studied mix of paintings and sculptures, at this year’s insider arts fair, Marfa Art Invitational.
Mark Whalen’s thoroughgoing approach to painting and sculpture is a parley of societal acknowledgment steeped within brilliant hues of sun and sky. Monolithic heads and hands are posed upon a stage where lighthearted conversations are fashioned amongst a backdrop of organic forms and objects. Light and dark refractions shadowplay architectural inspirations celebrated over Mark’s twenty-five years of art making.
Mark Whalen’s symbolic still-lifes allocate humoristic seriousness and illusion. Unconventional beauty is often divulged within carefully placed workaday objects, exotic fruits, and metallic-encrusted splashes of ornamental flavor.
Formulated pigments bejewel Mark Whalen’s pronounced constructions, giving way to a budding resolution. Playful exuberance blooms the power of the collective subconscious in a dream state riddled with surrealistic expressionisms.