Marton Varo Releases New Sculpture Work

Mark Moore Fine Art has just received this wonderful small marble sculpture work by artist Marton Varo titled 35 Cubes (2016). In addition, an extremely insightful essay by Edward Lucie-Smith on this artist and his work was recently featured on ARTSY which you can view here.

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Image: Marton Varo 35 Cubes, 2016, Carrara marble, 14”1/2 X10” X 5” – Price Upon Request

Born March 15, 1943 in Szekelyudvarhely, Transylvania, Hungary (now Romania), Marton Varo studied sculpture at Ion Andreescu Institute of Arts in Cluj, Romania from 1960 to 1966.  In 1970, he moved to Debrecen, Hungary, where he completed several sculptures for public places and was awarded the Munkacsy Prize in 1984.

Receiving a Fulbright scholarship in 1988, Varo became affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, studying the relationship between architecture and sculpture. In 1990, he became the Artist in Residence for a public art project in the City of Brea, California.

Ever since, Varo has been working in an open-air studio at UC Irvine, California, carving his sculptures for public places throughout the US and abroad.

Varo lives and works in the USA, in California and Florida, spending summers working in Carrara, Italy.

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Arriving Today: Classic Early Work by The Clayton Brothers

A number of classic works by THE CLAYTON BROTHERS have just been received today back from exhibition loan and are available to review now on the Mark Moore Fine Art ARTSY site at the following link.

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Image: Clayton BrothersYour Blood System, 2007 / mixed media on canvas / 30 x 40 inches / Permanent Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

For brothers Rob and Christian Clayton, collaboration is more than a process: the concept of symbiosis resonates through every aspect of their paintings and installations. In a practice devoid of ego and restraint, the Clayton brothers develop intensely compacted narratives on an intuitive basis. Rob and Christian Clayton seldom work on the same canvas at the same time, or discuss their projects during their creation. Playing off of a uniquely unspoken synergy, they take turns inventing, adding to, and editing each piece, propelling their “stories” through spontaneous improvisation. Entwining their independent approaches, styles, and palettes, their works operate as co-authored epics, fusing the concept of self with the communal.

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Image Clayton BrothersGoodness Grapes, 2011 / Mixed media on canvas / 84 x 84 inches
Working from their Los Angeles studio, the Clayton brothers draw inspiration from their immediate environment by incorporating local businesses, neighborhood regulars, and snippets of overheard conversations as subjects for their paintings. Composing their pieces in conjunction with one another, recurrent motifs, gestures, places, and figures appear within different works; creating the drama of linked experience. Set upon collaged canvases, the physical layers of their surfaces create a condensed tableaux. The brothers approach painting as a visual representation of pure energy: everyday scenes explode in vortexes of blinding color, movement is practically animated, and products make their placement, an effect similar to viewing every frame of a film simultaneously. In presenting a specific locality, the Clayton brothers relate the personal to the global, but still offer a vision of “America-as-it-is.” In turn, they celebrate and share all of its diverse, spectacular, and solitary splendor.

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Image: Clayton BrothersStain on Lemon Yellow, 2011 / Mixed media on paper / 30 x 58 inches

Rob (b. 1963, OH) and Christian (b. 1967, CO) Clayton both received their B.F.A.s from Art Center College of Design (CA). They have had solo exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (CA), and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (WI) in addition to shows in Houston, New York, Beijing, Los Angeles, and Miami. Their work has also been included in shows at the Museum of the Moving Image (NY), Santa Monica Museum of Art (CA), Laguna Art Museum (CA), Kistler Beach Museum of Art (KS), Corcoran Museum of Art (DC), and the Dallas Museum of Art (TX), among others. They have also participated in more than twenty visiting artist lectures around the world, and their work appears in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Norton Museum of Art (FL), Sweeney Art Gallery at the University of California, Riverside (CA), and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (CA). The artists both live and work in Los Angeles, CA.

You can also download The Clayton Brothers free online STATEMENTS Catalog published by Mark Moore Fine Art featuring full color images of recent artworks, bio information, and a Q&A with the artist at the following link here.

An ARTSY feature on The Clayton Brothers last L.A. exhibition can be viewed here.

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Daniel Canogar featured at the ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, Opening Thursday

New Media Artist Daniel Canogar will be featured at the ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, February 23rd-27th. This Special commission for the art fair – a solo booth – will incorporate a three-projector version of Ripple, the piece Mark Moore Gallery exhibited at the gallery this past Fall using news-updates as source material.

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Installation view: Daniel Canogar at ARCO Art Fair (Madrid)

Daniel Canogar has exhibited in the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; the Palacio Velázquez, Madrid; Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid; bitforms Gallery, New York; Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon; Guy Bärtschi Gallery, Geneva; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano; the Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona; the Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; the Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Düsseldorf; Hamburger Banhof Museum, Berlin; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh.

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For more information on this artist and his other site specific commissioned works please contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

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“The 7×7 Project (2006-2017)” by art collective OKAY MOUNTAIN opens tomorrow on ARTSY

An Exclusive Online Exhibition of “The 7×7 Project (2006-2017)” by art collective OKAY MOUNTAIN opens tomorrow on ARTSY. You can preview this show now at the following link by clicking HERE.

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Image: Okay Mountain “The 7×7 Project” Installation from “Ultrasonic” at Mark Moore Gallery

Mark Moore Fine Art  is very pleased to bring you Okay Mountain’s ongoing “7×7 Project” – which began in 2006 and is still ongoing – resembles a process more than a finished work, and as a result has yielded hundreds of drawings. Related, but distinct from other drawing games, such as “exquisite corpse“, 7×7s visually embody the unique spirit of the group’s shared views. While the drawings are collaborative, they also provide ample room for individual decisions and styles. In fact, often times it is the combination of two distinct approaches to drawing and drawing materials that gives the works their visual intrigue. A short video interview with Okay Mountain can be viewed at the following link by clicking HERE.

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For more information on Okay Mountain and the works MMFA has available, please contact us at: mark@markmoorefineart.com

Julie Opperman featured in “Interference” at NURTUREart (Brooklyn)

Mark Moore Fine Art artist JULIE OPPERMANN was recently featured in the exhibition Interference at NURTUREart in Brooklyn.

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Image: Julie Oppermann, moire 1203 (2012) / acrylic on canvas / 72 x 96 inches

NURTUREart presents Interference, curated by Steven Salzman and featuring artistsJohnny AbrahamsJohn AslanidisDaniel HillGilbert HsiaoJulie Oppermann and Jessica RosnerInterference explores the physical phenomena of the superposition of two or more waves resulting in a new wave pattern. Waves of air, sound and electro-magnetism—and their subsequent interference patterns—permeate our environment. These phenomena surround, bombard and penetrate our bodies continuously. The artists in this exhibit explore these omnipresent patterns as a visual motifs, including hard-edge geometry, gestural improvisation, and handwriting. Inspirational sources include optics, physics, music and meditation. The ensemble of works on view grasp the pervasive hum of interference radiation to capture and re-present it as analysis visually and poetically.

For more information on Julie Oppermann and the works MMFA has available please contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

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David Maisel Book Signing at the LA Art Book Fair

MMFA artist DAVID MAISEL will be doing a book signing of Black Maps at Steidl’s booth at the LA Art Book Fair on Saturday February 25, at 5:00 PM.

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Black Maps is the first in-depth survey of the major aerial projects by David Maisel, whose images of radically altered terrain have transformed the practice of contemporary landscape photography. In more than 100 photos that span Maisel’s career, Black Maps presents a hallucinatory worldview encompassing both stark documentary and tragic metaphor, and exploring the relationship between nature and humanity today. Maisel’s images of environmentally impacted sites consider the aesthetics of open pit mines, clear-cut forests, rampant urbanization and sprawl, and zones of water reclamation. These surreal and disquieting photos take us towards the margins of the unknown and as the Los Angeles Times has stated, argue for an expanded definition of beauty, one that bypasses glamour to encompass the damaged, the transmuted, the decomposed.

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Kenichi Yokono Selected for Rokko Meets Art 2017

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce that artist Kenichi Yokono has been selected as a featured artist for the prestigious Rokko Meets Art 2017 exhibition in Japan this Fall.

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Image: Kenichi Yokono, Happy Squat, 2014 / carved wood and enamel / 72 x 72 inches / Collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art

Mt. Rokko comes alive with artwork for two months. “Rokko Meets Art 2017” is an exhibition of modern art held on the summit of Mt. Rokko located in the port city of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture (next to Osaka Prefecture). In this the 8th exhibition, exhibits by over 40 artists from Japan and overseas active in various genres will make use of the alluring scenery of Mt.Rokko. At the top of the mountain you can enjoy and appreciate the exhibits in a relaxed picnic mood, and at ACCESS.

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For more information of Kenichi Yokono and works available please contact us at: mark@markmooregallery.com