Photos by Curtis Cole.
Portland based artist Mark Warren Jacques (previously featured here) makes dreamy, futuristic paintings using various elements of form, color and shape. His upcoming exhibition “Looking at You – Looking at Me”, opening June 4th at Flatcolor gallery, exercises these motifs in a series of new seascapes. Warren sees the universe in a unique way. He aims to capture a newfound sense of infinity in these vast, unending places rendered from personal memories. Get a look inside the artist’s studio as he prepares for his new exhibit after the jump.
Since last seeing the geometrically delicate works of Mark Warren Jacques late last year in San Francisco, we have been eagerly anticipating the young artist’s next body of work. Luckily, MWJ has recently put together a nice preview of his latest show, “Each Story in this Story has a Story” which will be debuting tomorrow, October 4th at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland. Get a look inside the artist’s studio as he prepares for his new exhibit in the video and photos after the jump.
In the latest body of work by Portlandian artist Mark Warren Jacques (who we last saw here), the golden rules of geometry meld seamlessly with mystical constellations in a ven diagram of superb draftsmanship and color theory. Technically, the work is fantastic, ink and acrylic so sharply laid out so as to appear computer generated, but not simply an exercise in clean lines. Behind the prismatic colors and perfect angles lies deeper meanings, the upcoming birth of a new child looms on the artist’s horizon, much as the sun seen in the work, “To Undream a Dream,” with the overarching body of work finding solace in the future through various elements coming together to create new forms, colors and shapes. ‘Something About Everything About Something will be on view at San Francisco’s White Walls gallery until January 7th, get a look at some of our favorite pieces from the exhibit after the jump.
Also opening tonight just down the street from Guerrero Gallery is the latest installation/solo show by Portland’s Mark Warren Jacques over at Gallery Hijinks. The young artist’s work continues it’s finely rendered evolution with a series of meticulous medium to smaller size works. Though the installation was in progress when Hi-Fructose dropped in earlier today, judging from the sounds and what we’ve seen this looks like it’ll be another of Jacques’ trademark immersive environments. Between Colman’s show and Jacques’ “I’m Here Now”, San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood certainly appears to be the place to be tonight.
Mark Warren Jacques and Seth Neefus are two Portland-based artists who are taking their mobile art center on a nomadic journey. Today, they are in San Francisco, setting up the Free Life Center at the newly founded Gallery Hijinks. The opening reception is set for Friday the 23rd of July, from 6-10pm. Here’s a sneak peek into what you might see from these two wanderers.
Hannah Stouffer is a Los Angeles based artist who describes herself as a highly curious individual. She learns by engaging with a topic and researching it obsessively. Stouffer finds her path of discovery, as well as self-discovery, to be an extremely important avenue for creativity, often achieving a meditative state while working. Her two-person show with Hilary White (recently interviewed here), titled “Ingress Egress” opens July 24th at Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.