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Spatial Distortions

Art Reception

2020-02-07 18:30:00 2020-02-07 20:00:00 America/Denver Spatial Distortions Art by Mark LaPoint · Exhibit runs from Feb 1 - Mar 14 Chapman Branch -

Friday, February 07
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-02-07 18:30:00 2020-02-07 20:00:00 America/Denver Spatial Distortions Art by Mark LaPoint · Exhibit runs from Feb 1 - Mar 14 Chapman Branch -

Art by Mark LaPoint · Exhibit runs from Feb 1 - Mar 14


I create spaces of visual ambiguity with the use of distorted perspective, arraignments of color field-layered forms over more organically applied color. It is my intention for the viewer to connect through the unexpected composition and the use of bold colors through isometric perspective. My work could be considered a take on perspectival op art. 

My inspiration is the graffiti art I first saw in LA in the late eighties, and geometric forms of architecture. 

I use acrylic spray paint because I like the chemistry, energy, and continuous flow, and not being limited by the tediousness of brush strokes. My paintings start with composing a piece on the computer; working out the shapes and color, to be transferred to a primed-wood panel. Before I mark out the shapes, I spray in dense layers of various colors allowing them to mix and drip at will, then I mask off the geometric shapes and apply paint in stages to complete a painting, leaving the textures of the underpainting to create a tactile environment.


Mark was born in San Francisco and raised in the rainy Puget Sound area. He earned a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has worked as an art director and graphic designer for 30 years. He has resided in the Salt Lake area for more than 10 years, with his wife, 6 kids, a dog and a cat.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Arts & Creativity |

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