Mark flood black and blue portrait black and blue portrait of a man done in a similar style to andy warhol s celebrity screen print paintings done by houston artist mark flood. His 2013 work select a victim was the first contemporary art to have been bought using bitcoin when it was sold by the white company in.
Lace paintings american fine art new york 2004.
Mark flood lace paintings. His art sells for upwards of 200 000 00 per work. For this exhibition at modern art mark flood presents a group of new lace paintings and a group of new logo paintings. He studied at rice university houston graduating in 1981.
Working in an irreverent interdisciplinary practice flood s work strives to critique society at large and specifically target the art market and its institutions. Mark flood has been showing his work in museums and galleries in houston and other cities since the 1970s. For these works flood lays down several overlapping layers paint onto canvas creating the illusion of intricately detailed lace.
Mark flood is an american artist. Despite the mocking tone and seemingly slapdash nature of much of his work flood also demonstrates mastery and technical prowess in his lace paintings such as floral event 2009 which are beautifully and meticulously rendered. Mark flood was born in houston texas in 1957 where he continues to reside.
Mark flood is a contemporary american artist. Mark flood is represented by stuart shave modern art london and karma new york. He sings in the band culturcide under the pen name perry webb.
In flood s now iconic lace paintings the artist stencils paint soaked torn lace onto the canvas simultaneously destroying and memorializing the tattered fabric. And an exhibition at peres projects los angeles in november 2008. Solo exhibitions include lace paintings marty walker gallery dallas 2006.
Over recent years mark flood s influence has increasingly been felt in the work of younger generations of american artists. Among his best known works is his lace paintings series consisting of technically inventive and delicate compositions. Born 1957 in houston.
These paintings drove collectors mad with a fervor rarely seen for an artist past the age of 40 he s 59 and soon they were fetching upward of 50 000 at auction even topping the 200 000 mark. Similarly flood s logo paintings overlay corporate emblems and seals of government agencies on crackled disintegrating surfaces perhaps reflecting a fracturing capitalist facade. His current practice s most recognisable work is that of ongoing series of paintings.
Flood has been making art for 30 years and graduated with a bachelor of arts from rice university in 1981. Mark flood was born in houston tx usa in 1957 where he continues to live and work. His text paintings on monochrome canvases or found panels overspray lettering in missives urging the exploration.
Since 2000 he has produced a body of lace paintings wilfully beautiful canvases luridly coloured and richly patterned with impressions of decorative lace. For these flood s process involves laying down layers of paint and lace then painting the lace directly to create an exquisitely detailed surface.